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rtsp in firefox with QuickTimePlayer
shanug



 
Msg#: 4272066 posted 5:39 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hi,

I am running rtsp in address bar of firefox 3.6 on Windows 7 and
get the message:

Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (rtsp)
isn't associated with any program.

I added the following two lines to prefs.js:

user_pref("network.protocol-handler.app.rtsp", "C:\Program
Files\QuickTimePlayer\QuickTimePlayer.exe");
user_pref("network.protocol-handler.external.rtsp", true);

I have QuickTimePlayer instead of real player.Does Quickplayer doesnot support RTSP protocol.It is required to have real player only to run RTSP protocol?
Please suggets.

 

tedster

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Msg#: 4272066 posted 7:54 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Hello shanug, and welcome to the forums.

The best way to publish Real Media content on the web is to create a .ram file that uses the rtsp protocol within its code. Otherwise you can run into problems on Firefox and other browsers, too because the RTSP protocol is not open source.

See this help page: Real System Overview - creating a ram file [service.real.com]

shanug



 
Msg#: 4272066 posted 8:23 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

i am using QuickTime player.creating ram file is for Real palyer.
Does firefox3.6 support the quickTime player7.6 to support rtsp protocol.
As i am facing exception.Anyone tried to run rtsp in firefox with QuickTimePlayer.

caribguy

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Msg#: 4272066 posted 8:50 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Type about:config in your address bar and right-click to create a new boolean entry (set it to false).

network.protocol-handler.expose.rtsp

The next time you try to open a rtsp stream, Firefox will ask you which program to use. Browse to your preferred media player and set it to be the preferred application.

It works for me, using with the open source VLC (videolan) player. If QT is able to handle the protocol you should be ok.

shanug



 
Msg#: 4272066 posted 10:35 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

Thanks,

I am using firefox3.6 and VLC 1.1.7.
As you mentioned the step i have type about:config in your address bar and right-click to create a new boolean entry (set it to false).

network.protocol-handler.expose.rtsp

The next time you try to open a rtsp stream, Firefox is not asking for which program to be used.it showing popup Firefox doesn't know how to open this address, because the protocol (rtsp)
isn't associated with any program.
Any version problem with firefox, which version firefox u have used for rtsp.

caribguy

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 5+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 4272066 posted 10:45 am on Feb 25, 2011 (gmt 0)

It was not associated on FF 3.6.12 on FreeBSD and I got it working with VLC 1.14 by adding the line in about:config

On my XP machine, Media Player Classic had already associated itself with FF 3.6.13 - no entry in about:config

shanug



 
Msg#: 4272066 posted 6:20 am on Feb 28, 2011 (gmt 0)

hi,

I have followed step as you have mentioned still the same issue.
I have install VLC 1.1.7 and given path as C:/Program Files/VideoLAN/VLC/vlc.exe.
Any other setup are required to resolve.

Regards,
Shanthi.G

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