Quicktime Enabler

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19 Jan, 2013 04:31 AM

I have just started using TenFourFox and was reading how Quicktime Enabler along with Perian were highly recommended to be able to view videos. I have downloaded both but am not clear on how I get QTE to become an add-on to TenFourFox. The instructions on http://code.google.com/p/tenfourfox/wiki/QuickTimeEnabler mention that once downloaded the QTE icon needs just to dropped on the TenFourFox window. I'm pretty sure this should be very simple but for the life of me I don't see any TenFoutFox window. All I have is a TenFourFox icon in my application folder. Sorry to ask but can someone point me in the direction of the aforementioned window? After that i assume I just need to open the Perian dmg and follow the prompts?

Many thanks!

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 20 Jan, 2013 04:46 AM

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    Irene, the window is the browser window itself. You need to start the browser and then drop the Enabler ".xpi" file on the browser window.

    However, I recommend you actually install Perian first. Quit QuickTime Player and install Perian, then start TenFourFox and drop the ".xpi" on the browser window. It will automatically install.

  2. 2 Posted by Irene on 22 Jan, 2013 03:22 AM

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    Thanks Cameron that worked! The only thing is it does not seem to have made a difference in viewing videos. I can no longer view videos in my Youtube channel or at various other sites that previously worked with Firefox 3.6.28. Is it best to use Firefox just to watch the videos and TenFourFox for everything else? I'm assuming there is just no watching Flash videos with TenFourFox as i would need a plug in for that and TenFourFox does not support that, is this correct? The Quicktime enabler will allow me to watch Quicktime movies only. Is this correct?


  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 22 Jan, 2013 03:25 AM

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    I'll refer you to the documentation (the link you posted) here for what you can and can't do with it. However, in broad strokes, you won't be able to see everything because it is not a Flash replacement, and you'll generally need to take extra steps to see movies that it does support. Rather than switching back and forth between Firefox 3.6.28 and TenFourFox, which can sometimes corrupt settings, you might want to use OmniWeb for Flash instead, which is still supported (and use TenFourFox for other tasks such as banking).

  4. 4 Posted by Irene on 31 Jan, 2013 03:43 AM

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    Thanks again Cameron. Your help is most appreciated. I did download Omniweb and now am able to view videos.

    I just have one more question. How do I refresh a page with TenFourFox? I have tried searching the blog and support pages but have found nothing.


  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 31 Jan, 2013 03:48 AM

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    In the menu bar you should see a little curled arrow next to the bookmark star icon. Click that to refresh the page. You can also press Command-R.

  6. Support Staff 6 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 31 Jan, 2013 03:48 AM

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    Er, in the address bar, I mean.

  7. 7 Posted by Irene Williamso... on 06 Feb, 2013 02:57 AM

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    Thanks! I found it.

    Viewing videos is much better now with OmniWeb. I so appreciate your help.
    Many thanks!


  8. Support Staff 8 Posted by Cameron Kaiser on 06 Feb, 2013 06:48 AM

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    You're welcome! I'll close this ticket. If you need anything further, reply and this ticket will automatically reopen. If you don't, no further reply is needed.

  9. Cameron Kaiser closed this discussion on 06 Feb, 2013 06:48 AM.

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