#127 Some videos are downloaded instead of being played

closed-wont-fix
Plugin (92)
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2007-02-25
2007-02-25
Itay
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When a video file is loaded in the URL or linked from a
web page (but not embedded) it is usually played.
In some web pages the video is downloaded instead.

Example:

In this web page:
http://www.inscapepublishing.com/ed/video.asp
videos are played in the browser.
(http://www.inscapepublishing.com/ed/video/PureStyles.wmv)

but in this:
http://www.ngja.org/pub/0607/video/mtc21-hb/index.html
they are downloaded.
(http://www.ngja.org/pub/0607/video/mtc21-hb/hb-elgrip1.wmv)

Discussion

  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2007-02-25

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    The mimetype of the problem site is set wrong.

    Output from wget that shows mimetype
    wget http://www.ngja.org/pub/0607/video/mtc21-hb/hb-elgrip1.wmv
    --12:38:50-- http://www.ngja.org/pub/0607/video/mtc21-hb/hb-elgrip1.wmv
    Resolving www.ngja.org... 64.17.173.2
    Connecting to www.ngja.org|64.17.173.2|:80... connected.
    HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
    Length: 639066 (624K) [text/plain]
    Saving to: `hb-elgrip1.wmv'

    100%[=======================================>] 639,066 245K/s in 2.5s

    12:38:53 (245 KB/s) - `hb-elgrip1.wmv' saved [639066/639066]

    See where the type is text/plain. This is wrong and so the plugin is never given the file. Have the site fix there files. This is not something that can be fixed in the plugin since the plugin is never given the files to play.

     
  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2007-02-25
    • status: open --> closed-wont-fix
     
  • Itay

    Itay - 2007-02-25

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    Isn't there a way to add an item to right-click menu on a movie link ("open with mplayer plugin") so it will be opened with the plugin?

     
  • Kevin DeKorte

    Kevin DeKorte - 2007-02-25

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    Nope, there does not seem to be a way to do that. However, there is away around that...

    Install "GNOME MPlayer" this is another app I wrote. You can get it from http://dekorte.homeip.net/download/gnome-mplayer
    And then when it asks you to save select "Open with GNOME MPlayer" and then that will open the video in a new window. I tried that today and it seems to work rather well.

     
  • Itay

    Itay - 2007-02-25

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    Thanks! since I'm using KDE I think I'll choose a native one, such as kplayer

     

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