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2007/06/19

Watching Stage6 Video Streams Without DivX Web Player Plugin With Firefox

Trying to watch a DivX video stream like hosted by Stage6 you’re prompted to install the DivX Web Player Browser Plugin. It’s only available for Windows and Mac and certainly is a bit of a bloat just for viewing videos whose codec you already have installed. Luckily there’s a Firefox Add-On called MediaPlayerConnectivity available which saves you from the need installing that Web Player Plugin.
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You can get the MediaPlayerConnectivity Add-On at Mozilla. It will modify webpages adding a playback icon that will open the stream URL in the configured standalone media player like VLC or Xine. Works quite nicely. I only chose DivX streams to be handled by the Add-On so that’ll catch the DivX Web Player streams. Have fun!

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7 Comments »

  1. Wow, you call the DivX Web Player bloat but recommend installing an add-on that modifies web pages? The Web Player is only a meg and supports streaming, saving to disk, full screen and windowed mode, and other nice things like the desktop dimmer and sharpening filter.

    Comment by na — 2007/06/23 @ 07:28 | Reply

  2. Wow what a fantastic post, there is the workaround i’ve been looking for! Thank you so much!

    Comment by Anonymous — 2007/06/25 @ 08:38 | Reply

  3. Its not woring for me, i download the add on, but im still in the dark on how to install it. im new to linux please help me

    Comment by Anonymous — 2007/06/28 @ 05:11 | Reply

  4. “Wow, you call the DivX Web Player bloat but recommend installing an add-on that modifies web pages? The Web Player is only a meg and supports streaming, saving to disk, full screen and windowed mode, and other nice things like the desktop dimmer and sharpening filter.

    Comment by na — June 23, 2007 @ 07:28

    Actually, the plugin doesn’t need to modify the page – it can simply block the player-shit, and redirect the browser-handle. It’s anything but bloat.
    Just like “adblock” for firefox isn’t bloat, since it removes items, and doesn’t add to them. Your browser reads this stuff anyway, these plugins just change how where they go, so to speak.

    Comment by Tobiax — 2007/07/20 @ 20:23 | Reply

  5. Thanks, just what I was looking for.

    Comment by AL — 2007/07/29 @ 21:35 | Reply

  6. This is the best thing I’ve seen for firefox yet! Allows me to not use windows for another thing!

    Comment by Bob — 2007/08/03 @ 05:37 | Reply

  7. damn, this saved my life, i couldn’t go full screen with divx web player on firefox (debian etch here)
    thanks to this i can now enjoy streaming videos in totem
    neat :)

    Comment by michaël — 2007/11/29 @ 02:20 | Reply


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