On Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:54:34 -0400, Carmel wrote: > I have a voice mail account with Time Warner Cable. I can access the > account from my home telephone, Windows PC, etcetera, but not from my > FreeBSD machine. This error message pops up when I try to play the > recording on the web site: > > To play audio online, you must have QuickTime Player installed. > > How can I make this work from my FreeBSD machine?
Without any experience with the service you've mentioned, I'd suggest using mplayer, because mplayer plays everything. As far as I know, there's also an mplayer plugin for web browsers (probably Firefox) that can be used to play QT content embedded in web pages. Note that this might involve recompiling mplayer with the proper options set, as QT is probably not part of the defaults. (By the way, it's strange that QT is used for this purpose, I would have assumed that the codec of choice would still be MP3...) There's also the "libquicktime" and "openquicktime" libraries in ports which _maybe_ allow a better in-browser experience to handle that proprietary format. If the web page to access the service is really that "backward oriented" that it _requires_ the actual QT player, then I'd say that Time Warner Cable needs a friendly reminder to make the transition to _standard_ "HTML-compatible formats" that have less restrictions in your rights to use _your_ voice mail - even if it's just a "stupid MP3 download" or something comparable. Everyone else on the planet can already play audio data via web pages without QT for decades. :-) -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"