QUOTE(Byrd Man @ Jun 28 2008, 04:28 PM) [snapback]394004[/snapback]
I'm sorry I can't navigate through that page they give me.
Can someone hook me up with the plugin for Firefox 2.0?
Hi Byrd Man,
I found it confusing too. Did you read Ben's added instructions to me above that said how to do it? I wish I could be more help, but it looks like your best options are:
1.) Shoot Ben an E-mail and he can walk you through it. OR
2.) If you're pressed for time, as crappy as this sounds, install the Sopcast player and watch the fight through IE until you get your Firefox/Sopcast thing configured. Those "Help" pages are off of Sopcast's site, and they go back to like July 2005. Ben did say that the plug in works with 1.5 and the latest versions of Firefox. As you know the greatness of Firefox was/is the ease of added security and the ability to easily install extentions. But even on that page, when they talk about "disabling the OBJ object" I found out that this refers to the AdBlock plug in. (I researched this last night.) The thing is, that plug in has been replaced by Adblock+, and what they are talking about (according to this Sopcast forum) is that the OBJ Object enabler has been replaced with "Show Tabs on Flash and Java" in Add Block+ Than there is conflicts as to was this bug worked out for Ad Block Plus, or do you still have to turn off the "Show Tabs on Flash and Java" to use the Sopcast player?
I don't know the answer to this, and it sounds like Sopcast doesn't know, or haven't updated their help page since 2005. So I replied to Ben in the post saying, I'm sticking with IE.
Anyway, here is the link to the plug in that Ben talks about above:http://www.sopcast.com/doc/mozillamunual.jsp
And here are Ben's instructions on how to active the player in Firefox.
Yeah...IE is a bit easier, but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to get the Firefox plugin to work.
Just click the link to install it, restart Firefox, type "about:config" in the address bar, scroll down until you get to "security.classID.allowByDefault", double click it to change the setting to true, restart Firefox again and you're done...that's really all you have to do. Takes about 30 seconds. I have the latest version of Firefox installed and the old plugin is working just fine for me (although I'll stick with IE).
Just had to clarify that so as not to scare off any Firefox users.
If you're still nervous, shoot him an e-mail or temporarily use IE for Sopcast. You also might want to create a System Restore Point if you are using XP (I assume you are.) Just go under Start/Accessories, System Tools/System Restore and create a restore point. Than if you want, try to follow the instructions to install and configure the Sopcast player plug in. Good Luck!