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Chromium 18 in puppy 525 lucid
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willem1940NLD

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Jan 2012, 17:20    Post subject:  Chromium 18 in puppy 525 lucid
Subject description: does not open
 

Chromium 18 seemingly installs well in my lupu 525 and is automatically promoted to "default browser" .... however, I cannot get it to work, it does not open up.

Repeated download & setup no use.

Any more/other results known?
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan 2012, 09:26    Post subject: Re: Chromium 18 in puppy 525 lucid
Subject description: does not open
 

willem1940NLD wrote:
Chromium 18 seemingly installs well in my lupu 525 and is automatically promoted to "default browser" .... however, I cannot get it to work, it does not open up.

Repeated download & setup no use.

Any more/other results known?


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willem1940NLD

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Jan 2012, 10:03    Post subject:  

Cannot use that; it installs as "--temp-profile" and at opening only shows invitations to install all kind of Google stuff, including browser Chrome (not: Chromium).

Edit1: I went through most of the confusing pages and got it kind of working now. Still, under button "select default browser" it keeps showing as "--temp-profile". Will go on trying out this Chromium 18.

Edit2: Seems it cannot play wmv, avi .... etc.?

Edit3: Found out that, like older versions several years ago, Chromium still does not see VLC player so, little video.

Really a pity because the browser is quick and seems very stable, no crashes seen yet.
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2012, 08:25    Post subject:  

Do you have the VLC browser plugin?
Does it work in other browsers?

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2012, 09:14    Post subject:  

No idea where that "plugin" may be; already cound not find it some years ago.

I have put VLC as default mediaplayer and amended accordingly in Firefox "applications" on the media types where it showed; yes, works there.

See no settings in Chromium for mediaplayer(s) but it stubbornly opens Gnomeplayer for the most common videos .... which gnomeplayer cannot play, although I also loaded "ubuntu restricted" formats.
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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2012, 17:32    Post subject:  

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I have put VLC as default mediaplayer

You mean in /usr/local/bin/defaultmediaplayer?
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and amended accordingly in Firefox "applications" on the media types where it showed; yes, works there.

Are you saying Firefox is set up so that all videos are opened externally in VLC, never embedded in the web page?

The standard way to tell a browser how to open particular types of file is to edit the file /etc/mailcap. It is a pain that Firefox also invented its own system - the world didn't need yet another place to specify default programs.
Of course if /etc/mailcap specifies /usr/local/bin/defaultmediaplayer or something, rather than specifying gnome-mplayer directly, you should just need to edit /usr/local/bin/defaultmediaplayer (or something Smile).

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for the most common videos .... which gnomeplayer cannot play

That's a pity - a sensible build of it should be able to play just as much as vlc.

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Jan 2012, 19:54    Post subject:  

Right, in /usr/local/bin/defaultmediaplayer.

Thereafter: Firefox, preferences, applications ... not ALL videos but just the ones that showed the option to select "default mediaplayer"; evidently, that option is not shown if VLC cannot handle that format.

Maybe the Ubuntu Restricted Formats did not get installed in the right folder? My Gnome thingamy sure does not play, e.g, wmv or avi and worst of all: Chromium sees no VLC.

Found the same problem vlc-chrome/chromium on Web, always with some useless advices/suggestions, never a solution. Nice browser, yet not complete.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2012, 09:26    Post subject:  

Have you tried editing /etc/mailcap?

Actually, I now see a mention that chromium tries to use xdg-open to figure out how to open files. xdg-open is a shell script - have a look at it, too.

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2012, 09:51    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Have you tried editing /etc/mailcap?

Actually, I now see a mention that chromium tries to use xdg-open to figure out how to open files. xdg-open is a shell script - have a look at it, too.
Maybe such could work (sometimes) for a technician ... which I aint.

Lots of nearcoming suggestions on the Web, not workable for the average User.

http://caleudum.com/play-vlc-and-chromium-browser-on-backtrack-5/

http://www.metaseek.nl/search/web/1/chromium+vlc

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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2012, 09:55    Post subject:  

Well, at least post the content of those two files then.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2012, 10:01    Post subject:  

disciple wrote:
Well, at least post the content of those two files then.
Cannot, as I am not a technician and moreover, would not know how to follow up suggestions safely; if I damage something, cannot repair, by lack of insight.

http://caleudum.com/play-vlc-and-chromium-browser-on-backtrack-5/

Just will have to wait till Chrom(ium) designers improve the lot.
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PostPosted: Fri 27 Jan 2012, 20:18    Post subject:  

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Cannot, as I am not a technician

You don't need to be a "technician"
1. Open each file in a text editor.
2. Copy the contents of the file and post it as text here.

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if I damage something, cannot repair

If I did see the contents of those files and did suggest changes, you could just make a backup copy of the files, and change back to those if the suggestions didn't work.

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http://caleudum.com/play-vlc-and-chromium-browser-on-backtrack-5/

This link you keep posting has got nothing to do with vlc and chromium working together. It is about the fact that the developers of both programs have chosen to prevent their program by default from being able to run as the root user (Puppy always runs as root), for "security" reasons.
1. This is of course unpopular around here, but it is not something either set of developers is going to "fix" - it is a design decision.
2. This issue shouldn't have anything to do with your problem, as you are evidently able to run both programs, so somebody must have already worked around the issue.

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Just will have to wait till Chrom(ium) designers improve the lot.

Unless you can find a bug report for Chromium that matches your perceived problem, you should assume that they aren't going to "improve" anything. Chromium is trying to use gnome-mplayer to open the files. You need to find out what method Chromium uses to determine which program to open them with, because your Puppy is configured to tell Chromium to use gnome-mplayer.

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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jan 2012, 08:58    Post subject:  

They know ....

http://forum.videolan.org/search.php?sid=fcabb708a865af54356d42516c1b7f66

http://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=42617

http://www.metaseek.nl/search/web/1/chrome+chromium+vlc
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jan 2012, 19:38    Post subject:  

That first link doesn't work, but I think the others are about the VLC browser plugin. Didn't you say you don't have the VLC browser plugin? (and must therefore be trying to get the browser to play things externally in VLC, not embedded in the web page).
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PostPosted: Sat 28 Jan 2012, 19:48    Post subject:  

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"Plugin" never found it on my computer (various distros) and neither for download on Net.
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