Perfect Desktop Ubuntu 9.10 Problem with .wmv

Discussion in 'HOWTO-Related Questions' started by av1611, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. av1611

    av1611 New Member

    I can view .avi and .mpg streams in Firefox, but not .wmv. It asks me to download the .wmv file. I can watch them fine after downloading, but I want them to stream like the .avi and .mpg.

    I followed the howto.

    What do I need to do to watch .wmv's in firefox, rather than downloading them?

  2. topdog

    topdog Active Member

    The mplayer plugin should be able to play wmv in firefox.
  3. av1611

    av1611 New Member

    except it doesn't.

    Whenever I click a WMV file, it just asks me if I want to download the file.

    I can play after downloading but I should be able to play it in the browser like I do AVI and MPG files

  4. topdog

    topdog Active Member

    have u confirmed that you have the firefox mplayer plugin installed, not just mplayer it self.

    You can check if firefox is using the plugin by going to about:plugins in your browser.
  5. av1611

    av1611 New Member

    There is no such plugin in the Ubuntu 9.10 repos, including partners and medibuntu.

    There is a mozilla mplayer plugin, and that is installed.
  6. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Can you try to install mozilla-plugin-vlc?

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