Installing mplayerplug-in for Firefox-1.0.4
I love the site www.big-boys.com but in linux it would not play so I wanted to install a browser plugin that would play wmv files.
Here’s how I went about it. First I installed mplayer using yum (I use FC4 with kernel 22.214.171.124).
yum install mplayer
Make sure the internet connection is present when you run this command.
Then I downloaded the source of mplayerplug-in from Sourceforge download page for Mplayerplug-in.
Once I did that then came the main struggle of compiling and getting this to run.
I first untarred the file with command:
tar zxvf mplayerplug-in-3.11.tar.gz
But this resulted in a bunch of errors.
I realized that an extra slash was put in there so I opened the Makefile with vim and removed the extra slash at the end of the string /usr/include/mozilla-1.7.8/ in the Makefile.
Tried to make again but again errors this time around some include files called prtypes.h was missing.
I noticed that in the CFLAGS section of the Makefile there was a space between -I and /usr/include. Deleted those.
So opened the Makefile in vim again and added the string -I/usr/include/mozilla-1.7.8/nspr/ to the CFLAGS section of the Makefile.
Also added -L/usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4/ to the LFLAGS section coz I was getting some linker errors after that. The struggle was not over.
I got a linker error :
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lxpcomglue
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Changed the -lxpcomglue in Makefile to -lxpcom.
Finally, the compilation and the build were successful. Then the final command
cp mplayerplug-in*.so /usr/lib/firefox-1.0.4/plugins/
And now I have mplayerplug-in live and kicking!