Re: [linux-audio-user] configuring streaming music downloads in firefox

From: Lee Revell <>
Date: Thu Mar 09 2006 - 19:39:53 EET

On Thu, 2006-03-09 at 18:27 +0100, Florian Schmidt wrote:
> On Thu, 9 Mar 2006 08:18:53 -0600
> jjbenham@email-addr-hidden (Jeremiah Benham) wrote:
> > Well instead of downloading the mp3 choose open. Instead of choosing
> > Save. You can select open with. Then pull down the drop menu and choose
> > other. Then type in /usr/bin/xmms. More that likely if just doing open
> > with no setting will either already use xmms or it will use mpg123. I
> > have mplayerplugin installed. My mp3's tend to go to that. You can also
> > edit you /etc/mailcap or ~/.mailcap. The firefox can be set to always
> > perform this with this filetype and the popup dialog will no longer
> > appear for mp3. You can then change that behavior by going into
> > firefox's preferences.
> I think the problem is that with this mechanism firefox always dl's the
> mp3 first before playing it. THe OP wants to stream and at the same time
> save.

I believe the mplayer-plugin does what you want. The version I have
still fails a lot (starts to buffer the file then just says "Stopped",
but I can right-click, save and play with gmplayer).

Received on Thu Mar 9 20:15:08 2006

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