[kde-linux] Netscape plugins not working in konqueror 3.3.2
James Richard Tyrer
tyrerj at acm.org
Tue Jul 19 18:20:10 UTC 2005
John Hunt wrote:
> System: Mandriva 2005LE, Konqueror 3.3.2, KDE 3.3.2
> I have a problem making plugins work in konqueror. For example, to play the
> RealAudio stream type x-pn-realaudio-plugin contained in
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/aod/radio4_aod.shtml?radio4/makinghistory .
> If I open this in firefox, one of the following happens:
> 1 The stream plays in RealPlayer 10 plugin, nphelix.so, or
> 2. If mozplugger is installed, the stream plays in RealPlayer 10 as a
> standalone application (depending on what app is configured in
> mozpluggerrc), or
> 3. If mozplugger is installed but x-pn-realaudio-plugin is commented-out in
> mozpluggerrc, the stream plays in RealPlayer 10 plugin, nphelix.so.
> That is just what I expect.
> However, in konqueror:
> 1. If the top entry in the embedded tag of x-pn-realaudio-plugin in
> konqueror/file associations if kaffeine (part), the stream plays in
> embedded kaffeine, but konqueror crashes. (I assume this is a kaffeine
> 2. If the top entry in the embedded tag of x-pn-realaudio-plugin is
> "Netscape plugin viewer", without mozplugger installed, the stream does not
> 3. Again, if the top entry in the embedded tag of x-pn-realaudio-plugin is
> "Netscape plugin viewer", and mozplugger is installed, RealPlayer is not
> launched as a separate app and the stream does not play.
> Konfigure konqueror/plugins shows both nphelix and mozplugger as available.
> (In Mandrake 10.0 this same stream launches RealPlayer 8 via mozplugger.)
> It appears then that neither nphelix nor mozplugger plugins are working in
> konqueror. I thought initially that all plugin handling was probably
> broken, but flash plays, eg http://www.mrandmrssmithmovie.com/# and click
> on English. (Picked that URL from this list a few days ago. A smaller flash
> animation would be a more convenient test!)
> Does any of this ring any bells with anyone? Is it a known problem, is
> there a fix?
I have reported as a bug that RealPlayer didn't work in Konqueror.
This supposedly been fixed:
"helix player works in HEAD"
I don't see that as a criteria to say that a bug is fixed.
IAC, this bug has not been fixed. My install of 'trunk' (HEAD) does not
So, I don't know if this is the problem or not.
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