Multimedia in web browser

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Multimedia in web browser

Postby craigevil » 2012-09-15 17:30

First make sure your browser is updated. The current version of Iceweasel is 15.0.1. You can install it either from the repo if you run Squeeze/Stable or from Experimental if you are running Wheezy/testing or sid.

FlashPlayer - Debian Wiki -
For flash either install flashplugin-nonfree from the normal Debian repos or flashplayer-mozilla from repo.

Remove gnash if you have it installed.
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apt-get purge gnash

Java - Debian Wiki -
For Java I suggest Openjdk which works well:
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apt-get install openjdk-6-jre

and the browser plugin, on Debian Stable you want icedtea6-plugin
on Wheezy/Testing and unstable/sid you want icedtea-6-plugin

For other browser plugins install one of the following:
gecko-mediaplayer - Multimedia plug-in for Gecko browsers
browser-plugin-vlc - multimedia plugin for web browsers based on VLC
totem-mozilla - Totem Mozilla plugin
xine-plugin - xine-based media player plugin for Mozilla browsers
You also need the app that the plugin uses, in most cases installing the plugin will also install the app.

Other plugins:
mozplugger - Plugin allowing external viewers to be launched inside Mozilla
mozilla-acroread - Adobe Acrobat(R) Reader plugin for mozilla / konqueror
konq-plugins - plugins for Konqueror, the KDE file/web/document browser
konqueror-nsplugins - Netscape plugin support for Konqueror
kpartsplugin - Netscape-compatible plugin to embed KDE file-viewers into browser

Various keyrings which are only needed if you use that repo/architecture:
deb-multimedia-keyring - GnuPG archive key of the deb-multimedia repository
pkg-mozilla-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive keys for the Debian Mozilla team package repository
debian-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive keys of the Debian archive
debian-edu-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive keys of the Debian Edu archive
debian-keyring - GnuPG keys of Debian Developers
debian-ports-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive keys of the debian-ports archive
emdebian-archive-keyring - GnuPG archive keys for the emdebian repository

For various ways to install Oracle Java see:
Howto install Oracle Java on Debian

MultimediaCodecs - Debian Wiki -

I would suggest closing your browser then before restarting it, delete the pluginreg.dat
and mimeTypes.rdf in your Iceweasel/Firefox profile located in .mozilla. Please note that this will reset your plugin and application settings in Iceweasel/Firefox.

The above will allow your browser to play pretty much any online media. Other than a few of the sites that use proprietary media players like some of the news sites, I can't remember the last time I ran into anything online I couldn't play in Firefox.

Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Linux i686; rv:15.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/15.0.1
  • DivX Browser Plug-In
  • Java(TM) Plug-in 1.7.0_07
  • KParts Plugin
  • mplayerplug-in is now gecko-mediaplayer 1.0.6
  • QuickTime Plug-in 7.6.9
  • RealPlayer 9
  • Shockwave Flash
  • Windows Media Player Plug-in

Note that the above plugins are provided by only 4 packages:
flashplayer-mozilla, gecko-mediaplayer, Oracle Java 7 , and since I run KDE the kpartsplugin.

Feel free to use whichever package manager you prefer to install the packages you need/want.
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