|Q: ||These questions and answers are OLD! Where can I get some
more recent advice?|
|A: || Check out the forum|
|Q: ||When viewing some things I have a window shows up but after
I place it it disappears into netscape.|
|A: ||This is normal, unfortunately your window-manager doesn't do
automatic window placement. Either upgrade/reconfigure your
window manager, or delete all lines which has 'swallow' in them
in your pluggerrc.|
|Q: ||A window appears very briefly outside of netscape and then
disappears into netscape when viewing certain types.|
|A: ||This is also normal, this is the only way I know of that
Plugger can inline applications without using $window.|
|Q: ||It doesn't work with Netscape 6!|
|A: ||I'm not surprised, Netscape 6 doesn't work on my computer, so I
have not tried Plugger with Netscape 6.|
|Q: ||It doesn't work with Mozilla!|
|A: ||Mozilla handles Netscape plugins, but the handling is not always
identical to netscape and sometimes varies from version to version.
Please try and see if it works with Netscape before reporting a bug
to me. (If it works with Netscape but not mozilla, it is probably
a bug in Mozilla.)|
|Q: ||I've added/removed some mime types from my pluggerrc, but Mozilla doesn't care!|
|A: ||Mozilla has a cache which tells it which plugin handles what mime-type.
Unfortunately, Mozilla doesn't recognize that some plugins may be
configurable, so there is no way to clear the cache. The solution
is to do the following steps:
If uninstalling plugger is not possible, you can achive the same
thing by deleting ~/.mozilla/appreg, but this will also deletes
a bunch of other Mozilla settings.
- Edit your pluggerrc
- Exit Mozilla (if running)
- Uninstall plugger (or move plugger.so to some other dir)
- Start Mozilla
- Stop Mozilla
- Re-install/move back plugger, make sure you don't overwrite your edited pluggerrc.
- Done, next time you start Mozilla, it will recognize the changes.
|Q: ||I've added/removed some mime types from my pluggerrc, but Netscape 6/7 doesn't care!|
|A: ||Netscape 6/7 is based on Mozilla, see answer above.|
|Q: ||Streaming doesn't work with Opera!|
|A: ||I know. I am fairly certain this is a bug in Opera. The Opera
team has been notified.|
|Q: ||It works fine if I use file:// but it doesn't play the sound/animation
when I download it from a WWW server.|
|A: ||Check your disk cache setting, many Plugger features requires that the
file can be downloaded into the disk cache. It is enough to set your
disk cache to 1 Kb, netscape will then use the disk cache only while
you are displaying a page which requires the file to be saved to disk.|
|Q: ||Sound 'skips' on my Linux machine. (obsolete)|
|A: ||This is because the sound generating process does not get enough CPU
at critical times. Currently there is no perfect solution to this problem.
If necessary, I will make wrappers available that may or may not fix
this problem on your machine.|
|Q: ||My Netscape crashes! (obsolete)|
|A: ||If you are running Redhat 5.x (or any other glibc/libc6 based system)
you need to check what libc version
your Netscape uses. If your Netscape uses libc5, you should use the
libc5 version of Netscape. If your Netscape uses libc6, you should
use the libc6 version of Plugger. To check this type:
ldd `type -p netscape`. If your Netscape is
using libc5, I would recommend downloading a new version which uses
libc6 from ftp://ftp.netscape.com.
It may also be needed to do
ln -s /usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib/libc.so.5 /lib/libc.so.5'
to depending on what Netscape and other plug-ins you have on your system.
|Q: ||It doesn't compile, I get lots of 'errno undeclared' errors.|
|A: ||Add #include <errno> to the top of plugger.c when compiling.|
|Q: ||My Netscape still crashes!|
|Q: ||It doesn't play my embedded audio/video.|
|A: ||There was a bug in Plugger 2.1 which would cause Plugger not to
play sounds if you used loop=number.|
|Q: ||It doesn't play the embedded midi/soundtracker/wav file.|
|A: ||Netscape 3.x for Unix does not play embedded audio files if you use
hidden=true. As far as I can tell, this is a bug in Netscape 3.x for
|Q: ||It doesn't play animations / video.|
|A: ||Make sure you have the latest version of xanim.|
|Q: ||It plays some videos, but the Quicktime video in the Plugger
testing grounds doesn't work.|
|A: ||You probably have an xanim binary without radius cinepack support.
(You will see a message about this in the shell you started netscape from.)
Re-compile xanim or download a better binary.|
|Q: ||It doesn't play Quicktime videos/trailers!|
|A: ||Xanim does not support Quicktime4 and the Sorensen codec, this
is because Apple is keeping that codec a secret. Please write
Apple and complain.|
|Q: ||It doesn't stream!|
|A: ||Not everything is possible to stream, the following things are streamed
if you have the correct applications:
As soon as there is a version of xanim that handles streaming data better,
AVI, Quicktime, FLI, etc. etc. will also be streaming.
|video/mpeg||MpegTV, this is a commercial product, but the demo version is quite enough for most animations|
|audio/mpeg||For this you need mpg123 or splay|
|audio/wav||For this you need splay or bplay|
|Q: ||Colors become funny when watching video/mpeg animations with Plugger.|
|A: ||Current version of MpegTV does not display colors correctly if you
have an 8-bit display and start Netscape with the -install option.|
|Q: ||It still doesn't work!|
- Check Help->About Plugins to see that Plugger is installed
- Start by checking Options->General Preferences->Helpers to
see that Plugger is used for the mime types.
- Mail me about it. :)
- Compile Plugger from source.