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Posted 11 January 2007 - 11:59 PM

In some videos i watch online firefox requires to install this unknown plugin called x-mplayer2. Where can I get such file since it's not in the mozilla plugin page?
Assistance would be appreciated.

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Posted 12 January 2007 - 12:51 AM

It could be caused by 2 .dll files that are missing from your Firefox plugins folder.
Try downloading npdsplay.dll, npwmsdrm.dll, and putting them in Firefox's plugins folder, located at C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins
Then restart Firefox, and see if you can watch the video.
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 02:54 AM

I downloaded those 2 dlls then tried to play a video and this message came up
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 07:27 AM

What is the file type of the video you're trying to view?
Could you post a link to the video?

Try the fix mentioned in this MozillaZine article, under the heading "Cannot create DirectShow Player":
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Posted 12 January 2007 - 09:28 AM

Just my thoughts. Since I have downloaded the mediaconnectivity plugin all my "hassles "with online video's are gone. Here is the website where there is an excellent tutorial and FAQ section.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 02:42 AM

Actually i don't even have wmp because wmp10 was having problems so i removed it from computer. I can't install wmp11 because I don't have 64mb video card, can't wmp9 or wmp7 because differnet windows version, but have mpc which doesn't seem to work on online videos.
I'm not sure of what the file type is, I think it's .flv because I extracted another video from same website using firefox's add-on, but I can't be certain on it.
Here's the link.

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Posted 14 January 2007 - 07:03 PM

Here's what I use to watch .flv videos:
Wimpy

It's a stand-alone player, so no need to install it.
Just download the file, start the player, and drag the file into the player.
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Posted 14 January 2007 - 08:46 PM

The file that you linked to is a WMA file. From my end, when i went to view the video at the site, it eventually played after some time but without audio. I downloaded the video using the video downloader extension; I downloaded it both as a WMA file & then as a .flv file. Using Wimpy, I could not get it to play the.flv version. Doesn't meant the program does not work, just not with that video in particular. The WMA version did open in WMP, but still had no audio.

The only way that it would play was using Super. It played as an .flv file using its built in player & played in WMP with audio after converting it using Super.

Since you are having problems with using WMP, try using VLC Media Player.

Edit: The downloaded WMA version (unconverted) played properly using VLC as did the.flv version.

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 01:52 AM

I downloaded vlc media player but how am I supposed to use it for online videos

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 04:20 AM

Check this article and download VLS

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 01:51 AM

I give up oh well guess I have to live with it :thumbsup: .
Thanks for the help anyway.




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