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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby MrD on Fri Dec 18, 2009 1:18 pm

walterav wrote:
MrD wrote:using 32bit Mint8 here and tested that trailer in Medium and 1080 settings and Mplayer played them. The volume was very low though.


Just curious, did you click the 6 clips from the "clip" category or the 6 clips "trailer" category? The trailer category just gives as buffering status and than cache fill 100%. Than the screen stays black and the clip won't start playing. The 'clip' category 6 clips play fine...




Oops. My mistake. I had played the clips rather than the trailer. The trailers do not work in fact. They don't in fact work on LM8 and I just tried them on a Windows XP install after I installed Quicktime Alternative and they do not play either, suggesting broken database links, so it's not a Mint issue after all, but Apples website.
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby Shaine on Fri Dec 18, 2009 9:13 pm

Almost all clips AND trailers work for me in LM8. I say 'almost' because' the one walterav linked won't play. Otherwise all do work fine. Anything on my system I can report that may help you guys :?:
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby walterav on Sat Dec 19, 2009 6:49 pm

Shaine wrote:Almost all clips AND trailers work for me in LM8. I say 'almost' because' the one walterav linked won't play. Otherwise all do work fine. Anything on my system I can report that may help you guys :?:


MrD wrote:Oops. My mistake. I had played the clips rather than the trailer. The trailers do not work in fact. They don't in fact work on LM8 and I just tried them on a Windows XP install after I installed Quicktime Alternative and they do not play either, suggesting broken database links, so it's not a Mint issue after all, but Apples website.

They play fine on safari/firefox on leopard 10.5.8 on same machine...

Shaine wrote:Strange, on that particular film you linked me to, the clip works but on the trailer after cache fills then says "stopped" rather than play. I clicked on some of the other films by the same film company and those trailers play fine. Maybe the upload is broken?

They play fine on safari/firefox on leopard 10.5.8 on same machine...

Thank you all for checking again! But will it be a mplayer issue, or is it apple that is trying to make these trailers quicktime only?
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby DasFox on Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:55 am

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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby JonM33 on Fri Jul 02, 2010 11:10 pm

bithub wrote:Hey guys,

I'm new to Linux Mint, and I'm trying to play the some of the video at http://www.apple.com/trailers/ but I can't seem to get any of them to play. All I get is a black video box that pops up, but no video. I tried a few different videos, but couldn't get any of them to work.

Is there something special I need to install to get quicktime videos to play in Firefox?

Thank you.


YouTube has all the trailers that Apple Trailers does. No need to give Apple any additional traffic and no need for Quicktime.
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby ethan12 on Fri Jul 16, 2010 10:50 am

Almost all the clips and trailers for me in LM8. I say "almost" because the "Not A related walterav DO play. Otherwise, DO All work fine. Everything on my system, I Can Tell you What You Can rescuer Guy
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby cra1g321 on Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:09 pm

im using LM9 gome and i noticed when viewing the trailers you can see two media players (menus) looks really bad in my opinion.
One is apple menu the other is gecko-mediaplayer which actually plays the trailer (see 1st screenshot)
I was able to fix this and make apple play the trailer instead. This now means i can pause the video, skip to a certain part etc. Also i dont have to wait to certain percentage before i can view the trailer. there also seems to be a really good improvement with the video quality of the trailers. (might just be the screenshots)
I done this by removing gecko-mediaplayer and installing totem-mozilla
If anyone wants to try this out just use the synaptic package manager and remove gecko-mediaplayer then install totem-mozilla or copy these two commands into a terminal
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sudo apt-get remove gecko-mediaplayer

then once thats done copy and paste
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sudo apt-get install totem-mozilla
into the terminal and let it install
remeber to reopen firefox so it loads the new plugin
heres to screenshots of the before and after. Give you and idea of the difference
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby AliceInLinuxland on Thu Sep 02, 2010 6:31 am

I was able to view the apple trailers from a Mint 9 KDE 32-bit live DVD by clicking on the downward arrow and selecting "automatic." You will get a very small window perhaps appropriate for a cell phone. You can watch, but YouTube is a better option. Anybody else want to verify this? Perhaps the apple website is mistaking Linux Mint for a cell phone?
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby animaguy on Mon Sep 03, 2012 2:17 pm

I started playing around with the solutions suggested on this site and now ESPN videos work.

I don't know exactly what I did to make them work. I will probably have to reinstall to make absolutely sure. I think it was Agent Switcher.
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Re: Apple Trailers

Postby blueglass on Mon Sep 10, 2012 5:24 am

exploder wrote:Changing the user agent finally worked. Here is a screen shot of what to enter.

http://img25.imageshack.us/img25/8499/s ... ragent.png

I was not clear at first on how to set this up...

Additional information here.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1245441

Edit: We must be a real threat to Apple for them to try and lock us out of watching movie trailers. It is sad that we have to jump through hoops to get movie trailers to play. We need trailers in ogg theora so we do not need Apple's proprietary codecs.

Thank you for this tip, exploder. Glad that this can be fixed with an easy solution like this. Was looking for a solution like this for a netbook I bought from this store for quite some time now.
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby hhead on Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:24 am

Curious it works out of the box for me. The Pedro Aldomavar film looks good.
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Re: Apple Trailers - a solution

Postby MtnDewManiac on Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:12 am

hhead wrote:Curious it works out of the box for me. The Pedro Aldomavar film looks good.


<COUGH>Four-year old thread<COUGH>

I'm guessing that there are a few things that work now without having to jump through hoops - that did not work in 2009.
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