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mplayer-plugin works in firefox but not epiphany or galeon. In epiphany and galeon, launching a .mpg just brings up a blank screen.
According to both epiphany and galeon's about:plugins screens mplayer-plugin is installed.
This is only a recent occurance and probably came about as a result of a recent upgrade.
Can anyone please advise where the problem might be and how I can fix it, please?
Well you don't say much about your system. But I am using mplayerplug-in CVS with epiphany 2.16 on FC6 and everything is working great.
You may try running epiphany from a terminal window and see if any errors come out.
'GNOME Web Browser 188.8.131.52 Using “gecko-1.8” backend'. I'm running under Debian Etch and this started happening after I upgraded some stuff (unfortunately I upgraded a bunch of stuff at once, and I'm not sure exactly what). I'll try running from terminal and see what happens, thanks.
Ok, the error message from galeon is not a big deal. Also are you using a pre-packaged version of mplayerplug-in or are you compiling it yourself. There is a package in Debian unstable.
Also, the 'gecko-1.8' comment is bothering me a little. But it should be fine.
You also might try this
echo "debug=1" >> $HOME/.mplayer/mplayerplug-in.conf
and rerun epiphany from a terminals and see if anything comes out when you got to a page that contains a video.
I only get the same messages as before.
I'm using the latest official debian package for etch.
This appears to be a packaging issue, please open a bug with Debian. As it should work with no issues and it does on FC6. When I use firefox as my gecko base. Firefox, epiphany, and galeon should all be compiled against the same gecko and I believe that is your problem. Expecially since mplayerplug-in works with Firefox on your machine.
Epiphany gives me no error messages, but galeon gives me "(galeon:23391): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_object_ref: assertion `G_IS_OBJECT (object)' failed".