[CentOS] "General Error" in Firefox (CentOS 5.2) Video

Dag Wieers dag at centos.org
Sun Jan 4 10:18:07 UTC 2009


On Sun, 4 Jan 2009, Michael A. Peters wrote:

> clemens at dwf.com wrote:
>> This is a new instalation of CentOS 5.2
>> When I go to FireFox and try to watch a Video clip, some
>> files transfer, and then I get the message "General Error" in
>> the video window.
>>
>> I ASSUME some additional software needs to be downloaded,
>> but what from where?
>>
>> When running on that Other OS, a message comes up giving you
>> an opertunity to do the download.
>
> I'm guessing the general error is from a plugin, not Firefox itself. I'm
> guessing gstreamer backend totem plugin, but I don't really know.
>
> For flash - on 64-bit get the "alpha" 64-bit plugin from Macromedia. It
> works quite well, and you don't have to worry about nsplugin-wrapper.
> For 32-bit obviously just use the non alpha 32-bit rpm package from
> Adobe. They have a yum file that will keep it up to date.

This one is packaged within RPMforge as flash-plugin.

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