MozillaZine

VLC plugin gone, now can't open .asx, .wmp files

User Help for Mozilla Firefox
kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 6th, 2006, 12:53 pm

I had VLC installed with the plugin. After I discovered that the plugin doesn't offer any type of scroll bar, pause/play, volume, etc, I uninstalled VLC and the related plugins then reinstalled it without the plugin. Whenever I click a link to a media file, a blank page comes up with only the URL of the media. I can copy n paste that URL into VLC and it works fine, but I can't get it to open automatically. I already checked in the options under "view and edit options..." for file types. There are no entries in there and I don't know how to manually add them. I should mention that I have had this same problem both using Windows XP and Fedora Core 5, although I'm not sure whether both are because of the VLC plugin. I followed the instructions here: http://www.stanton-finley.net/fedora_co ... notes.html to install VLC on Fedora 5, and I'm not really sure if that installed the plugin or not.

Ideally, what I would like is for any such links to open a new VLC window to play the media bot in Windows XP and Fedora. Manually copying n pasting the link gets old after a while... Thanks.

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 6th, 2006, 12:55 pm

Also, does anyone know why the VLC plugin doesn't show up anywhere under extensions? Is there a difference between plugins and extensions? Is it possible to manually remove all traces of that particular plugin? Should I post this on the VLC forum?

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 6th, 2006, 12:57 pm

Firefox 1.5.0.7
VLC 0.8.5
Win XP
Fedora Core 5

Vectorspace
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 14455
Joined: November 27th, 2003, 4:50 am
Location: Warwickshire, UK

Post Posted October 6th, 2006, 1:14 pm

Yes, there are differences between plugins and extensions. Extensions are addons that extend the functionality of the browser. Plugins are essentially interfaces that allow a browser to load another program inside itself. Plugins should never appear in the Extensions window (though if a plugin is packaged inside an XPI file, it will show in the Extensions window during installation only.).

Is your problem in WInXP, FC5, or both?
"All things being equal, the simplest answer is usually the correct one" - Occam's Razor
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20110624 Thunderbird/5.0

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 8th, 2006, 11:22 am

both.

So do plugins show up anywhere that they can be removed? I was thinking perhaps I should just migrate to a new firefox profile, although it's a pain in the butt, it still may just be the easiest thing to do, but I'm not sure if it will even work...

Vectorspace
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 14455
Joined: November 27th, 2003, 4:50 am
Location: Warwickshire, UK

Post Posted October 8th, 2006, 12:03 pm

Plugins are not in the profile - they are either in the Firefox application directory ('plugins' subfolder), or they are in the directory of the program they come from and registered in the registry so that browsers can find them. Removing them is usually a function of the program they come from.

In Windows, the vlc player installs its plugin into Firefox's plugins folder. I don't know about Linux.

Can you provide an example of a media file link that just opens a blank page?
"All things being equal, the simplest answer is usually the correct one" - Occam's Razor
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20110624 Thunderbird/5.0

dickvl

User avatar
 
Posts: 51376
Joined: July 18th, 2005, 3:25 am

Post Posted October 8th, 2006, 12:17 pm

To see the installed plugins: type in the url bar: about:plugins

Pari_IT
Guest
 

Post Posted October 8th, 2006, 3:00 pm

In windows the file npvlc.dll should be in your plugin folder.
Search for it (winkey-F)

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 9th, 2006, 1:56 pm

I checked about:plugins and there is no VLC entry. I checked the plugins folder and there is a file libvlc.dll, but that's all there is for vlc.

Here is an example:
go to http://www.handzonradio.fm/site.html/ and click "64K" (I know, I typically like the higher bitrate, but bear with me). Then click on "Windows Media Player." It used to immediately prompt for what media player I want to use, but now it's just a blank browser window with http://www.handzonradio.fm/newhandz.asx in the address field. Like I said, if I copy that link to a player it works fine.

Is there a way to upload my "about:plugins" settings or should I perhaps just copy n paste them here?

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 9th, 2006, 1:59 pm

about:plugins:

Installed plug-ins
Find more information about browser plug-ins at mozilla.org.
Help for installing plug-ins is available from plugindoc.mozdev.org.
Mozilla Default Plug-in

File name: npnul32.dll
Default Plug-in

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
* Mozilla Default Plug-in * No
Shockwave for Director

File name: np32dsw.dll
Adobe Shockwave for Director Netscape plug-in, version 10.1

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-director Shockwave Movie dir,dxr,dcr Yes
Shockwave Flash

File name: NPSWF32.dll
Shockwave Flash 9.0 r16

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash movie swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes
Shockwave Flash

File name: NPSWF32.dll
Shockwave Flash 8.0 r24

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-shockwave-flash Macromedia Flash movie swf Yes
application/futuresplash FutureSplash movie spl Yes
RealJukebox NS Plugin

File name: nprjplug.dll
RealJukebox Netscape Plugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
none RealJukebox NS Plugin File none Yes
RealPlayer(tm) G2 LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In (32-bit)

File name: nppl3260.dll
RealPlayer(tm) LiveConnect-Enabled Plug-In

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin RealPlayer(tm) as Plug-in rpm Yes
RealPlayer Version Plugin

File name: nprpjplug.dll
6.0.12.1465

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/vnd.rn-realplayer-javascript RealPlayer Version Plugin rpj Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPJPI150_06.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-applet;jpi-version=1.5.0_06 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;jpi-version=1.5.0_06 JavaBeans Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPOJI610.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-vm Java Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPJava11.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.1 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.1 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean JavaBeans Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPJava12.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.3 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.3 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.1.2 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.1.2 JavaBeans Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPJava13.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3.1 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3.1 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.1 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.1 JavaBeans Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPJava14.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-applet;version=1.4.2 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.4.2 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.5 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.5 JavaBeans Yes
Java(TM) 2 Platform Standard Edition 5.0 Update 6

File name: NPJava32.dll
Java Plug-in 1.5.0_06 for Netscape Navigator (DLL Helper)

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-java-applet;version=1.3 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.3 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.2 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.2 JavaBeans Yes
application/x-java-applet;version=1.2.1 Java Applet Yes
application/x-java-bean;version=1.2.1 JavaBeans Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin7.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
image/tiff TIFF image tif,tiff Yes
image/x-tiff TIFF image tif,tiff Yes
image/jp2 JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes
image/jpeg2000 JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes
image/jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes
image/x-jpeg2000-image JPEG2000 image jp2 Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin6.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/x-m4v Video (protected) m4v Yes
image/x-macpaint MacPaint image pntg,pnt,mac Yes
image/pict PICT image pict,pic,pct Yes
image/x-pict PICT image pict,pic,pct Yes
image/png PNG image png Yes
image/x-png PNG image png Yes
image/x-quicktime QuickTime image qtif,qti Yes
image/x-sgi SGI image sgi,rgb Yes
image/x-targa TGA image targa,tga Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin5.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp Yes
video/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2 Yes
audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 media 3g2,3gp2 Yes
video/sd-video SD video sdv Yes
application/x-mpeg AMC media amc Yes
video/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4 Yes
audio/mp4 MPEG-4 media mp4 Yes
audio/x-m4a AAC audio m4a Yes
audio/x-m4p AAC audio (protected) m4p Yes
audio/x-m4b AAC audio book m4b Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin4.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
video/mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa Yes
audio/mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a Yes
audio/x-mpeg MPEG audio mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1a,mp2,mpm,mpa,m2a Yes
video/3gpp 3GPP media 3gp,3gpp Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin3.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/x-gsm GSM audio gsm Yes
audio/AMR AMR audio AMR Yes
audio/aac AAC audio aac,adts Yes
audio/x-aac AAC audio aac,adts Yes
audio/x-caf CAF audio caf Yes
video/x-mpeg MPEG media mpeg,mpg,m1s,m1v,m1a,m75,m15,mp2,mpm,mpv,mpa Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin2.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
audio/aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda Yes
audio/x-aiff AIFF audio aiff,aif,aifc,cdda Yes
audio/basic uLaw/AU audio au,snd,ulw Yes
audio/mid MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar Yes
audio/x-midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar Yes
audio/midi MIDI mid,midi,smf,kar Yes
audio/vnd.qcelp QUALCOMM PureVoice audio qcp Yes
QuickTime Plug-in 7.1

File name: npqtplugin.dll
The QuickTime Plugin allows you to view a wide variety of multimedia content in Web pages. For more information, visit the QuickTime Web site.

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp Yes
application/x-sdp SDP stream descriptor sdp Yes
application/x-rtsp RTSP stream descriptor rtsp,rts Yes
video/quicktime QuickTime Movie mov,qt,mqv Yes
video/flc AutoDesk Animator (FLC) flc,fli,cel Yes
audio/x-wav WAVE audio wav,bwf Yes
audio/wav WAVE audio wav,bwf Yes
Windows Media Player Plug-in Dynamic Link Library

File name: npdsplay.dll
Npdsplay dll

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/asx Media Files * Yes
video/x-ms-asf-plugin Media Files * Yes
application/x-mplayer2 Media Files * Yes
video/x-ms-asf Media Files asf,asx,* Yes
video/x-ms-wm Media Files wm,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wma Media Files wma,* Yes
audio/x-ms-wax Media Files wax,* Yes
video/x-ms-wmv Media Files wmv,* Yes
video/x-ms-wvx Media Files wvx,* Yes
Microsoft® DRM

File name: npdrmv2.dll
DRM Netscape Network Object

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-drm-v2 Network Interface Plugin nip Yes
Microsoft® DRM

File name: npwmsdrm.dll
DRM Store Netscape Plugin

MIME Type Description Suffixes Enabled
application/x-drm Network Interface Plugin nip Yes

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 9th, 2006, 2:04 pm

oh, and to avoid confusion, the title of this thread: "VLC plugin gone, now can't open .asx, .wmp files" actually contains a typographical error. It should read "VLC plugin gone, now can't open .asx, .wmv files."

dickvl

User avatar
 
Posts: 51376
Joined: July 18th, 2005, 3:25 am

Post Posted October 9th, 2006, 2:35 pm

You can edit your first post to correct/change the subject to:
"VLC plugin gone, now can't open .asx, .wmv files"

Vectorspace
Moderator

User avatar
 
Posts: 14455
Joined: November 27th, 2003, 4:50 am
Location: Warwickshire, UK

Post Posted October 10th, 2006, 12:09 am

When you directly load asx files, Firefox will call the Windows Media Player plugin to play it in a browser window. The WMP plugin does not allow itself to be called like this, and will load the whole file and then hand it off to the default media player for asx files. If there is no default player for asx files, you just get a blank window as you described.

You have the WMP plugin (I can see it in the list of plugins you posted), so you just need asx (and asf) files to be associated with Windows Media Player - go into Windows Media Player and check its file associations.
"All things being equal, the simplest answer is usually the correct one" - Occam's Razor
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/5.0
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64; rv:5.0) Gecko/20110624 Thunderbird/5.0

kickskass
 
Posts: 20
Joined: April 10th, 2006, 10:25 am

Post Posted October 10th, 2006, 9:38 am

oh damn now I feel like a total n00b. duh! thanks a lot, everyone was very helpful. Cute cat by the way, vector...

Return to Firefox Support


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: lwat and 18 guests