I have 2 (related) issues concerning mplayerplug-in:
1. Galeon, the browser I am using, crashes when I watch a video with
mplayerplug-in in a webpage, click 'back' and then click on a link to a
video that is not associated with mplayerplug-in (wmv, usually). I then
get an 'open with' dialog box, which offers to open the video with
gxine or totem or whatever I happen to have installed that will play
the video. Upon clicking open, the helper application runs fine, but
galeon is left in a frozen state, and must be killed. This does not
happen when I do not first watch a video with mplayerplug-in.
2. mplayerplug-in does not play all windows media streams. I think this
is not so much a bug as some incorrect mime-type setting on the server,
but insofar as it produces the 'open with' dialog, it is helping to
cause the problem described above.
So, to make a long story short, I would like to know if it is possible
to force mplayerplug-in to handle all streams (in this case, windows
media), independently of the mime-type the web server is sending, and
also why mplayerplug-in, after having been run, leaves galeon in a
state where it will crash upon the next viewing of a windows media
mplayerplug-in 3.05 (built against mozilla 1.7.8)
galeon 1.3.21 (built against mozilla 1.7.8)
(all arch linux packages, built with gcc 3.4.3)
example case leading to the problem I describe:
go to http://www.execulink.com/~impact/movies.htm
click on sample 5, quicktime low bandwidth (or high bandwidth, doesn't
click back to exit mplayerplug-in
click on sample 5, windows media video (low or high)
galeon, after prompting a helper application, is now crashed.
gdb `which galeon` `pgrep galeon`
0xffffe410 in ?? ()
-> [click on quicktime link]
[New Thread -1306797136 (LWP 29129)]
Detaching after fork from child process 29130.
-> [click 'back' in browser]
Program received signal SIG32, Real-time event 32.
[Switching to Thread -1306797136 (LWP 29129)]
0xffffe410 in ?? ()
[Thread -1297728592 (LWP 29108) exited]
[Thread -1306797136 (zombie) exited]
[Thread -1280943184 (LWP 29106) exited]
[Thread -1289335888 (LWP 29107) exited]
[Thread -1272550480 (LWP 29105) exited]
-> [click on windows media link]
[New Thread -1272550480 (LWP 29218)]
Detaching after fork from child process 29220.
Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
[Switching to Thread -1227413824 (LWP 29099)]
0xb17e8590 in ?? ()
Detaching after fork from child process 29222.
[Thread -1272550480 (LWP 29218) exited]
-> [galeon is now crashed]
Many thanks in advance for your help,