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

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Sun Jan 4 11:12:19 UTC 2009

Dag Wieers wrote:
> 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.

There are some instructions for enabling multimedia support (including 
the flash-plugin from RPMForge) available on the Wiki:


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