Configure Ubuntu Firefox to Play WMV Videos
Alright, so I’m a little soccer depraved. Occasionally, I need to see soccer highlights. I went to the MLS site to check out some videos over the weekend, but I had a little trouble watching the video streams in Microsoft’s WMV format. I’m posting this to document how to get the Firefox browser in Ubuntu to work with WMV streaming videos. To get the video streams to work, I removed the Mozilla totem plugin and installed mplayer instead. Here are the commands:
Remove the Mozilla Totem Plugin
# sudo apt-get remove totem-mozilla
Install the Mozilla Mplayer
# sudo apt-get install mozilla-mplayer
The mplayer plugin launches a pop-up screen to display the streaming videos.