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NAME

       mozplugger - a streaming multimedia plugin for UNIX mozilla

DESCRIPTION

       MozPlugger is a  Mozilla plugin which can show many types of multimedia
       inside your Mozilla.  To  accomplish  this,  MozPlugger  uses  external
       programs such as mplayer, xanim, mtv, timidity and tracker.

CONFIGURE FILE

       You  can  configure  mozplugger by changing the file mozpluggerrc which
       can be located in any of the following directories:

            $HOME/.netscape/
            $HOME/.opera/
            $MOZILLA_HOME/
            $OPERA_HOME/
            /usr/local/netscape/mozpluggerrc
            /etc/mozpluggerrc
            /usr/etc/mozpluggerrc
            /usr/local/etc/mozpluggerrc

       The format of mozpluggerrc is very simple. The  general  layout  is  to
       have  one  or  more lines describing mime types followed by one or more
       lines describing commands  used  to  handle  those  mime  types.  Lines
       beginning  with  #  are  considered comments and are ignored. Here is a
       simple example:

            video/mpeg; mpeg; Mpeg video
            video/quicktime; qt; Mpeg video
                 : xanim +W$window -Zr +q +Ze +f $file

       Each line describing a mime type has three fields:

             mime type ; extensions ; description

       mime type
              The mime type is the standardized name for the content type  you
              want MozPlugger to handle. This must be the same type as the web
              server claims the file to be, or MozPlugger will not be used for
              that file, regardless of the extension.

       extensions
              This  is  a  comma  separated  list of extensions that should be
              associated with this particular mime type.  The  extensions  are
              only used when a web server does not report what type of file it
              is, or when loading files directly from disk.

       description
              This is the description that shows up in  about:plugins  and  in
              the application preferences section in Mozilla.

              Lines  that  describe  what  command to use for a mime type must
              begin with a whitespace and have two fields:

                    flags : command

       flags  This is a comma-separated list of flags which  tells  mozplugger
              how to handle this particular application. See below for further
              details.

       command
              This is a command which is sent to /bin/sh  when  handling  this
              mime type.

FINDING THE RIGHT COMMAND

       When  MozPlugger  is  called  from  your  browser, it looks through the
       configuration file and tries to find a  matching  mime  type.   For  an
       application  to be chosen it has to fulfill certain criteria, it has to
       exist, and it must match the flags given to mozplugger.

       When it does, it tries to figure out which command to use.   First,  it
       looks  through all the commands for that particular mime type to see if
       it can find an application that has the stream flag. If it cannot  find
       a  streaming  application  it  downloads the file and tries again. Note
       that MozPlugger will check the first word of  the  command  and  search
       your  $PATH  for  that command. If that command is not found MozPlugger
       will go to the next line in your mozpluggerrc.

FLAGS

       repeat This indicates that the command uses the $repeat variable.

       loop   This indicates  that  the  application  loops  forever.  If  the
              <EMBED>  tag  used  to  start MozPlugger indicated that the file
              should not loop forever, the command on this line  will  not  be
              used.

       stream This  indicates  that  this application can take an url. In this
              case, the variable $file contains the URL of the  file  to  play
              and the browser does not download it.

       ignore_errors
              This  flag  tells  MozPlugger  to  ignore the exit status of the
              application.

       noisy  This flag tells MozPlugger to redirect the stdout and stderr  of
              the application to /dev/null.

       nokill This  will  tell  MozPlugger  not to try to kill the application
              when leaving the page. This is normally used for programs  which
              start  in  their own window and can play multiple files, such as
              xmms.

       swallow ( name )
              This is the only flag that takes an argument  so  far.  It  will
              tell mozplugger that the application will open a window with the
              specified name and that this window will then be moved to inside
              your browser.

       fill   This keyword is used to maximize an swallowed window.

       maxaspect
              This  keyword  is  used  to  maximize  an swallowed window while
              keeping the width/height ratio constant.

       controls
              This flag is typically  used  with  audio  files  to  display  a
              controller  with the buttons play, pause and stop while playing.
              It only works with EMBED tags.

       embed, noembed
              These flags can be used to define embed-only or full-window-only
              commands.

       hidden In  conjunction  with the swallow keyword, this tells the plugin
              to swallow windows which are not visible yet.

VARIABLES

       MozPlugger  gives  some  variables  to  /bin/sh   when   starting   the
       application, these variables are:

       $repeats
              This variable contains how many times the file should be played.
              Applications which use this variable should also set the  repeat
              flag.

       $window
              This  is  the X window Mozilla has given the plugin. This can be
              used with applications  such  as  MPlayer  to  display  graphics
              inside the mozilla window.

       $width This is the horizontal resolution in pixels.

       $height
              This is the vertical resolution in pixels.

       $file  This  is  the  file to play.  If the application uses the stream
              flag, this this variable contains the URL of the file to play.

       $mimetype
              This variable contains the mime type of $file.

       $VAR_<parameter_name>
              All the parameters of the <EMBED> tags  are  made  available  in
              mozpluggerrc  through  environment  variables.   For example the
              parameter loop="1"  in  an  <EMBED>  tag  defines  the  variable
              VAR_loop=1.

BUGS

       You  have to remove ~/.netscape/plugin-list or ~/.mozilla/pluginreg.dat
       after changing the configuration, or nothing will  happen.  This  is  a
       Netscape/Mozilla bug, not a MozPlugger bug.

       Netscape  3.x  will not play anything for <EMBED> tags for which height
       or width are zero. This too is a Netscape bug.

AUTHORS

       Fredrik Hübinette, hubbe@hubbe.net
       Louis Bavoil, louis@bavoil.net

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