Provided by: mozplugger_1.7.1-1_i386
mozplugger - a streaming multimedia plugin for UNIX mozilla
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.
You can configure mozplugger by changing the file mozpluggerrc which
can be located in any of the following directories:
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
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
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.
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.
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
This is a command which is sent to /bin/sh when handling this
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.
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
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.
This flag tells MozPlugger to ignore the exit status of the
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
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
fill This keyword is used to maximize an swallowed window.
This keyword is used to maximize an swallowed window while
keeping the width/height ratio constant.
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.
These flags can be used to define embed-only or full-window-only
hidden In conjunction with the swallow keyword, this tells the plugin
to swallow windows which are not visible yet.
MozPlugger gives some variables to /bin/sh when starting the
application, these variables are:
This variable contains how many times the file should be played.
Applications which use this variable should also set the repeat
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.
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.
This variable contains the mime type of $file.
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
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.
Fredrik Hübinette, firstname.lastname@example.org
Louis Bavoil, email@example.com