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Apple Trailers in Ubuntu 64-bit

Honestly, I don’t know if this problem is 64-bit only, but since a few days or so I’ve been unable to watch Apple trailers in Ubuntu.

Anyways, this is a chronicle of things I’ve tried.

gnome-mplayer and gecko-mediaplayer: An eternal loop of a 16×16 or so white frame, and just blackness.

totem-mozilla: Tries to search for a decoder for “text/html” codec… Nothing.

mozilla-helix-player: Nothing. Just gives me an option to download or open the file. It’s 90 kb, so neither leads to anything useful.’

mozilla-plugin-vlc: Gives me a big black media player, and if I save the current page then it’s the same 90kb media file I looked at earlier.

The Theory: Apple has begun wrapping their movies in html or something. The 90kb file seems to be a binary, however, rather than a text file. is the one I’ve been trying to watch.

If you got any suggestions, please tell me in the comments.

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  1. Roma Fracassa Roma Fracassa June 9, 2010

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