Plugins and Mozilla RC3.
- Real Player
- Acrobat Reader
The purpose of this article is just to show how I installed various
plugins with Mozilla. Getting all the basic plugins to work is one
of the last things (besides a spellchecker)
which I need to make it so I never use Netscape again. I installed
Mozilla RC3 at /usr/local/mozilla and created a file called
"/usr/bin/mozilla" with the following contents:
Real Player was pretty easy. Just download the free Real Player and
copy raclass.zip and rpnp.so to the mozilla plugins directory.
I downloaded the Flash Player and copied libflashplayer.so into the
mozilla plugins directory.
This was a little more complicated, but I was thrilled when I got
a pdf document embedded into a webpage.
- Install Acrobat at "/usr/local/Acrobat4".
- Copy nppdf.so into the mozilla plugins directory.
- mv /usr/bin/mozilla /usr/bin/mozilla_old
- Create a /usr/bin/mozilla script with the following content:
- chmod 755 /usr/bin/mozilla
Plugger is a really
cool plugin that connects your browser to all sorts of stuff like audio
files, postscript, excel document, word document, etc. Follow the
instructions on how to install Plugger. At the end of the instructions,
copy plugger.so into the mozilla plugins directory. I was using a RedHat 7.2
After I installed plugger, I got the following to work:
|Plugin||At first||After installing more software|
|Quicktime||no||Yes, after I installed xanim. Very slow.|
|AVI||no||Yes, after I installed xanim. Very slow.
|MPG||no||Yes, after I installed xanim. Very slow.|
|FLI||no||Yes, after I installed xanim. Very slow.|
|WAV||yes as external|| |
|MPEG audio FIle||yes|| |
|MPEG_url file||yes as external|| |
|Commadore||no||Yes, after I installed /usr/local/bin/sidplay|
|PNG||yes, but mozilla already did this.|| |
|Sun Raster||yes|| |
|MS Bitmap||yes|| |
|Acrobat||yes, but I already got it to work.|| |
|MS Word||yes|| |
|MS Excel||yes|| |
None, other than this is great and I am glad I finally don't need Netscape
for anything (I never really used it anymore anyways). The only thing I might
recommend is not to use plugger for videos ,like mpeg, as it was just too slow.
Gtv was much faster for mpeg compared to using plugger and xanim.
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