Friday, January 11, 2008

Quicktime video in Firefox on Ubuntu

Quicktime doesn't seem to work by default in Firefox on Ubuntu.

To get it working, you'll need to check/install plugins which Firefox uses to play video.

First, remove any other firefox plugins related to video; on my system these included:

sudo apt-get remove mozilla-mplayer
sudo apt-get remove mozilla-plugin-vlc
(I had previously installed these in attempts to get Quicktime working.)

Next install an additional plugin for gstreamer:

sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.10-gl


Now point your browser to some quicktime content (http://www.apple.com/trailers/) and enjoy.

Note: I was previously using the mozilla-mplayer package with some success, though Firefox would periodically crash for some unknown reason when viewing Quicktime content .

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fantastic! I've searched everywhere for how to do this & the vlc & mplayer plugs aren't working for me. With this I can even view the HD trailers!!!

Thanks heaps!
(Using Ubuntu Gutsy)

God said...

Doesn'T work with KUbuntu 7.10

Dave Pitts said...

I can't find a plugin for Linux on the Apple site. What can I use for Ubuntu?

Robert said...

sigh....why is it people don't indicate which Ubuntu release and version of FF

Anonymous said...

doesn't work