Thursday, August 12, 2004

Get Firefox to "play" WMV files

Took a little bit of doing to get that last link to play WAV files under Firefox. I went to

Edit > Preferences >Downloads > Plug-ins

and found that WAV files were to be handled by a plugin. (Probably Plugger, but I'm not sure.) Whatever plugin it was, it didn't work so I disabled the okygub, and then tried the speach program again. When I hit the link, I got a box asking me what I wanted to do with the file. The default program was xine. I decided I wanted something that actually shut off when requested, so I chose /usr/bin/play, which is part of the SoX package.

So far, this works perfectly.


rcjhawk said...

For what it's worth, I have no idea what I meant by "okygub". Probably "plugin", but that's a weird combination of keystrokes.