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Tired of getting teased by Windows users because your Netscape isn't as |<()()|_
as theirs? Well, your problems are almost solved. Plugger is a multimedia
plugin for Unix Netscape 3.0 or later that handles Quicktime, MPEG, MP2,
AVI, SGI-movie, Tiff, DL, IFF-anim, MIDI, Soundtracker, AU, WAV and Commodore 64 audio files. And now, with Plugger 3.2, MPEG audio and video can be played
streaming. No more waiting!
Plugger is a very small plugin, because plugger
uses external programs to show/play the different formats.
Changes since version 3.0
- Fixed an annoying bug which caused $file to contain the path twice.
- Compiled plugger for many more platforms.
- Cleaned up make file to make it easier to compile on more platforms.
- Plugger now has a logo (in the top right corner of this page). Thanks to
Changes since version 2.2
- There is now a config file, now you don't need to re-compile plugger to change which applications are used.
- Plugger is now better at preventing infinite loops because of corrupt
data and/or buggy helper applications.
This is what you need:
All of the external programs above can also be used as Netscape helpers, but
you need Plugger to handle the <EMBED> tag. With Plugger your animations
will show up in your Netscape window exactly as it would in windows. With
plugger you will also see streaming MPEGs, which in my experience, is an
entirely cool feature.
Note that you don't actually need all the programs above to use Plugger.
If you don't have all the tools above, just edit the config file to fit
your needs. The config file is normally installed in /etc/pluggerrc or
- Download and untar the archive.
- Change directory into the plugger directory.
- If you have root access, do 'make install' as root. Otherwise,
do 'make localinstall'.
Test your plugin
Now that you have Plugger installed you might want to test that it
works. Proceed to the Plugger testing grounds.
If for some reason your plugin doesn't work, proceed to
the troubleshooting page.
You may also want to try older versions of plugger which are available
What else should I get for my UNIX Netscape?
You can also get the source for plugger and
compile it yourself. If you do so, you also need the
Netscape Plugin SDK.
I am currently working on plugger binaries for more platforms. Don't hesitate
to email me if your particular platform is missing. However, I do not have
access to every possible platform, so if you compile Plugger or any of the
plugger applications and think it would be nice to have the binaries on this
page, then please send me the executable.
Problems? Questions? Suggestions? Don't hesitate to email me: firstname.lastname@example.org.