As the Elsevier video's are obviously not designed to be played in Linux, it still must be possible. But how?
Please go to http://www.elsevier.nl/video/
and try. The only thing I see is a solid grey square.
The video worked for me, but I did have to wait a while for it to load. I saw it filling the cache at least twice before it started.
if it helps, I'm using gecko mediaplayer for most everything, except Flash. I followed these instructions (Hardy Heron ~ Mint 5 Elyssa, kind of). In particular, I deleted all the other players, like Totem and Xine.http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=766683
I'm certainly no expert, but this helped me. It still won't do any good with Microsoft Silverlight videos, of course, but most other things seem to work pretty well with gecko.
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