Hi Kevin. Thanks for your answer.

Is there any way to get started on hacking mplayerplug-in in order to be windowless, just like the Flash plugin? I'd love to contribute and make it work.

Juan Pablo

On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 3:57 PM, Kevin DeKorte <kdekorte@gmail.com> wrote:
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On 01/14/10 13:54, Juan Pablo Pincheira wrote:
> Hi guys. I've been trying to place a transparent png over a video
> playing on Firefox using MPlayer and Ubuntu 9.10.
>
> I tried first to put a transparent div, but it doesn't transparent to
> the video but to the body background.
>
> I've already tried options like the <video> tag and codec support on
> Firefox 3, but I need to play mms videos, video streaming in that
> format, and Firefox doesn't support mms.
>
> Here's a screenshot showing that it doesn't transparent the video.
> http://i.imgur.com/jUFeC.jpg
>
> Do you think that the mplayer plugin needs some kind of hackery in order
> to support this? is it a x.org/framebuffer issue?
>
>
> Thank you so much!
>
>
> Juan Pablo.

It doesn't work because mplayerplug-in is a windowed and not a
windowless plugin. For a long time this functionality was not available
on linux. I think recent firefoxes are just now starting to support this
type of plugin, but the documentation is not real clear on it.

There are no current plans to make mplayerplug-in windowless.

Kevin

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