[kde-linux] Netscape plugins not working in konqueror 3.3.2

John Hunt john.kde at yoredale.uklinux.net
Wed Jul 20 07:11:45 UTC 2005

On Tuesday 19 Jul 2005 19:20, James Richard Tyrer wrote:
> I have reported as a bug that RealPlayer didn't work in Konqueror.
> http://bugs.kde.org/show_bug.cgi?id=64610
> 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
> have:
> 	audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin
> So, I don't know if this is the problem or not.

That bug is for RealPlay 8 plugin, so may not be relevant. Reading through 
the comments prompted me to try some other things though, thanks.

I commented out BOTH audio/x-pn-realaudio and audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin in 
mozpluggerrc.  To my surprise the stream played! (In RealPlayer 10 plugin I 
assume.)  I also noticed that my Mandrake 10.0 box had 
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin commented out in mozpluggerrc, but that 
mozplugger launched a standalone app anyway.  So is the problem perhaps 
that the stream is sending the wrong mimetype, and that this is confusing 
konqueror but not firefox?

I should have stopped there, but I decided to see if entering the missing 
filename patterns for x-pn-realaudio and x-pn-realaudio-plugin. That was a 
mistake because the stream no longer plays. I removed the patterns, but the 
stream still won't play.

This is very confusing.  I think I'll make firefox my default browser, it 
behaves much more rationally than konqueror.

btw the BBC website has changed since original posting. To find a page that 
needs a plugin, go to eg http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/atoz/index.shtml#a and 
find a Listen link that opens in other frame.

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  John Hunt, Stokesley, N Yorks, UK, http://www.yoredale.uklinux.net/

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