Viewing Embedded QuickTime Movies via Firefox on Ubuntu

I was at Apple’s website last night and eager to check out the latest stunning aluminium unibody MacBook, and it was then I realised that my Firefox (on Ubuntu) doesn’t have the ability to play Apple’s de facto online streaming media – the QuickTime movie.

I know that MPlayer has a plug-in, “mplayerplug-in” (a Mozilla browser plugin to allow playing embedded movies on Web pages using MPlayer.) for Firefox for dealing with this problem so in wasting no time I type the followings in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install mplayer mozilla-mplayer

p.s. You might have to enable the “multiverse” repository first in order to install all the required packages.

After the installation, I restart the Firefox for the MPlayer plug-in to kick in, and I was able to watch that embedded video showing how Apple design and produce the beautiful 13′ MacBook from a single aluminium block – I’m very impressed I must say.

2 Comments so far

  1. dave on October 5th, 2009

    Thankyou so much.
    I’ve been using Linux Mint for abit now with Firefox but to watch embedded Quicktime movies i had to use Opera.
    There is nothing wrong with Opera but i do like my add-ons :-)in Firefox.
    Thanks again.

  2. Yang on July 22nd, 2010

    Thanks for this!

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