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Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:27 pm

Video and audio work fine in general. Video and audio work fine when video is being played in the "native" viewer for any of the multimedia players I have on my box. However whenever I play a video "within" the Firefox browser it can only be viewed very small. Any time I try to adjust the size of it through the tool-bar or mouse it either does nothing (75% of the time) or malfunctions (25% of the time). Any suggestions?

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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby MaddogF16 on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:34 pm

Check your FF plugins, see what plugin you're using (Mplayer,etc)
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:40 pm

MaddogF16 wrote:Check your FF plugins, see what plugin you're using (Mplayer,etc)

How do I do that? Are plugins the same thing as add-ons?

FF 3.0.14
Linux Mint ?? (where do I check for that?)
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby mick55 on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:47 pm

Open Firefox

Go to Tools->Add-ons->Plugins

and see what's there :D
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:59 pm

Here's what I got:
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby mick55 on Tue Oct 27, 2009 12:36 am

Hi again

You have the standard plugins.I have the exact same plugins
in my version of Firefox.[Firefox 3.5.3]

Provide a link to a video you have trouble with so i
can see if it works OK for me.

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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:30 pm

Anyone have a sample .wmv file that launches in the firefox browser that we could use as an example?
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby Real Neo on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

Hi All,
I am a recent Freespire refugee and have just installed Mint KDE.
I have just run an update all via Synaptic.

I too have this full screen on-line video problem.

Here is a link to the video I use to test:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGvRnExK_qM

Please let me know how to resolve this issue.
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby mick55 on Thu Oct 29, 2009 10:52 pm

hi real neo

The link you posted runs full screen for me if i do this:-

Click on the top right diagonal arrow
select "watch this video in a new window"
then maximize the window.

Are you doing it that way, or should there be an easier way?

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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby Real Neo on Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

Hi Mick55,
There is a small rectangle displayed in the bottom right corner, click on it and it jumps to full screen mode.
The problem I've been having is the video is choppy while the audio is fine.
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby mick55 on Fri Oct 30, 2009 12:49 am

Hi again Neo

Tried it your way and it works perfectly for me.

If your video is choppy it could be your video card driver
or your system is not powerful enough.

Open terminal [Menu->Terminal]
and post the ouput of this command
Code: Select all
inxi -F

this command will show only your video card
Code: Select all
inxi -G


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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby Real Neo on Fri Oct 30, 2009 1:04 am

I doubt that my computer or video card aren't powerful enough.
I built it three years ago with top notch parts (cost me a fortune).
I'm overclocking the dual core cpu to 4.1GHz.
The Nvidia card came overclocked from the factory.
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby DrHu on Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:01 am

LibroBrother wrote:Video and audio work fine in general. Video and audio work fine when video is being played in the "native" viewer for any of the multimedia players I have on my box. However whenever I play a video "within" the Firefox browser it can only be viewed very small.

First try a complete uninstall of the flashplayer, media player plugin in Firefox, then a reinstall...

Do them separtately then test the video you are having a problem with
  • Remove Firefox flashplayer plugin
  • Remove Firefox media player plugin
  • Relogin or reboot to clear any residue
  • Install one
    Flashplayer
    --check the video link, OK or not
  • Install two
    Media player plugin (gecko)
    --check video, OK or not
Make sure that the two plugins don't appear in the about:plugins list when you have removed them
--from the Firefox address bar about:plugins
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:48 pm

Okay, here is a link to some .wmv files that refuse to enlarge inside my firefox browser.

1) Go to http://weneedgirlfriends.tv/

2) Click on any of the "Windows Media" links under any of the episodes

3) They play fine in my browser but refuse to resize in anyway I try

Here is how they play:
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Sun Nov 01, 2009 10:49 pm

Here is what happens when I try to go full screen or zoom:
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:02 pm

Still no luck. :(
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby LibroBrother on Thu Nov 05, 2009 9:50 pm

DrHu wrote:
LibroBrother wrote:Video and audio work fine in general. Video and audio work fine when video is being played in the "native" viewer for any of the multimedia players I have on my box. However whenever I play a video "within" the Firefox browser it can only be viewed very small.

First try a complete uninstall of the flashplayer, media player plugin in Firefox, then a reinstall...

Do them separtately then test the video you are having a problem with
  • Remove Firefox flashplayer plugin
  • Remove Firefox media player plugin
  • Relogin or reboot to clear any residue
  • Install one
    Flashplayer
    --check the video link, OK or not
  • Install two
    Media player plugin (gecko)
    --check video, OK or not
Make sure that the two plugins don't appear in the about:plugins list when you have removed them
--from the Firefox address bar about:plugins

1) Sorry missed this post. Okay can I merely disable these plugins and try your method or do I need to "uninstall" them? I don't know how to uninstall them or reinstall them if that is the case.

2) If merely disabling them is enough i tried disabling them and then adding them back - still no luck.
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby mick55 on Thu Nov 05, 2009 10:47 pm

Hi libro

The video plays that way for me too in Firefox with the same plugins.
It also plays that way in Opera, so it is not just a Firefox issue per se.

The video you are attempting to run full screen is Flash video
and I vaguely recollect from another thread that there is a known
problem with Flash and full screen.

Perhaps someone else here remembers the thread.

Incidentally, can you play these videos full screen in another OS[e.g. Windows]
or on another computer?

I want to make sure we are not chasing our tail here.

peace
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Re: Video Playback In Firefox

Postby bluheron1 on Sun Nov 22, 2009 2:32 pm

I have the same problem using firefox. I downloaded and installed Opera for Linux, and it works just fine. You might give it a try. :D
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