Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I am trying to play an audio stream from the web that requires a Windows Media plugin for Firefox. I have had trouble finding a suitable plugin.

I am running FF v6.02

I have tried installing the mplayer plugin, but it's far out of date.

share|improve this question

migrated from askubuntu.com Sep 25 '11 at 15:08

This question came from our site for Ubuntu users and developers.

1 Answer 1

up vote 1 down vote accepted

You need to install gecko-mediaplayer plugin. But in order to install gecko you must first install gnome-mplayer.

  1. Make sure that you have the Universe and Multiverse repositories enabled. You can do this by opening Synaptic and clicking "Settings" > "Repositories"

  2. Install gnome-mplayer

  3. Install gecko-mediaplayer

In Firefox, navigate to Add-Ons and the plugin you need will say "Windows Media Player Plug-in". Make sure it is enabled. You should now be able to play Windows Media streams.

share|improve this answer
    
Post a link, I'll add them for you. –  slhck Sep 25 '11 at 18:56

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.