Saturday, November 20, 2004


Web pages occasionally call for plugins, programs that perform specific functions that the browser can't handle on it's own. Many applications, e.g., Helix Player come with plugins. For those that don't, we need to add a plugin wrapper, a program that takes another program (e.g. mplayer) and presents it to the browser as a plugin. For Linux the usual program to to this is Plugger, as I did in FC1. However, there's also Mozplugger, a "branch" of Plugger. Most importantly, this is available with FC3, you don't have to go out and find copies.

Mozplugger does pretty well on the Plugger Testing Ground, so we'll use it for now.