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I cant seem to find any recent threads on this. I cannot play apple trailers. the video display box comes up, it acts like its connecting to the stream to download and just stops. Anyone else having an issue? Let me know if there is a fix. greatly appreciated.
could this be a quicktime issue? i've tried an apple trailer in FireFox, Midori, and Chromium -- no luck in any of them.
a couple of googles, and i'm not seeing a quicktime version that's FreeBSD compatible. i guess we're out of luck?
02-05-2012, 12:37 AM
You could use the Embedded Objects add-on in Firefox and open the movies with VLC. Not very elegant, but it works.
I'm currently looking for a better solution. Stand by.
02-05-2012, 12:45 AM
I did not have any luck with playing those QuickTime videos. Maybe because I don't have the latest version of the Firefox plug-in. I only have this on Linux but I think it may work in PC-BSD: http://sites.google.com/site/kdekorte2/gecko-mediaplayer (In Firefox it's actually have the title "QuickTime Plug-in".
02-05-2012, 12:47 AM
Pfft, that was easy.
Just install VLC. I believe that it installs the Mozilla VLC plug-in along with VLC.
02-05-2012, 08:36 PM
@RUDI: Did installing VLC fix the problem?
@Cobalt -- i installed VLC, and it looks like there's a plugin installed with FireFox now, but trailers at trailers.apple.com still aren't playing.
i've been getting a sad-face plugin icon. i'll get a screen capture up shortly.
screen shot (http://imgur.com/yKXfP)
02-06-2012, 04:36 AM
@bds: I can play videos on Apple's site now that I have VLC installed (using its plug-in.)
Have you tried opening the videos with VLC and the Embedded Objects Firefox add-on?
02-06-2012, 05:05 AM
Before doing all of this, try disabling Firefox's Windows Media Player Plug-in and try an Apple trailer.
Sorry guys, I spoke too soon.
I also got the 'sad face' icon when I went to the Apple trailer site. The videos on Apple's main site weren't playing before I installed VLC, but they worked immediately after. Yeah, I dunno...
Anyway, after some work, I'm watching videos on Apple's trailer site. Here's how I got it working:
Installed Embedded Objects Firefox add-on.
Enabled Firefox's Add-on Toolbar in View -> Toolbars
Clicked on an Apple trailer which summoned a viewing box
Clicked on little green arrow in add-on toolbar and picked a certain quality of movie
Download window popped up. I double-clicked on the .MOV file to open it
It should let you pick an application to open the file with. Choose /usr/pbi/vlc-amd64/bin/vlc (32-bit is probably /usr/pbi/vlc/bin/vlc)
There's also a checkbox which will always open .MOV files with VLC. Check that.
Whew! Now you can watch Apple trailers by clicking on the green arrow and then the file.
Cobalt, I had to leave the house for a few days, I started the download and I will find out tomorrow night hopefully.
I will try what you guys suggest. Thanks a lot of the help! Will definitely let you know the results.
BTW, sorry it took me so long to get back.
I am still not able to play Apple Trailers at all. Even with instructions above. I have tried several different techniques. Nothing.
04-13-2013, 02:13 PM
Apple Trailers (http://trailers.apple.com/) works automatically and very good with PBI GnomeMPlayer (http://trac.pcbsd.org/browser/pbi/modules/multimedia/gnome-mplayer)
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