Package:  mozilla-plugin-vlc
Version:  1.1.2-1
Severity: important
Tags:     patch
UserTags: debian-edu

When visiting
my iceweasel program report that the required plugin for the mime type
application/x-vlc-plugin is missing, and try to locate a useful plugin
is found in the Debian archive.  It fail to find any, because the vlc
plugin is missing the Npp-* entries needed in the Packages file for
iceweasel to find it.

Please add the required control file entries for this to work out of
the box.  Please also include it in Squeeze, to ensure the vlc show up
as an alternative when iceweasel is looking for a multimedia plugin.
Setting severity to important, as the lack of these headers greatly
affect the user experience of the Debian desktop.  It would make
Debian Edu more useful as the plugins needed by schools would be easy
to find for the system administrator with this in place.

More information about the feature can be found in
<URL: >

The patch to do this can be found in the Ubuntu package.  This is the
relevant part:

diff -pruN 1.1.1-1+exp1/debian/control 1.1.1-1+exp1ubuntu1/debian/control
--- 1.1.1-1+exp1/debian/control 2010-07-23 06:11:11.000000000 +0100
+++ 1.1.1-1+exp1ubuntu1/debian/control  2010-07-23 09:39:40.000000000 +0100
@@ -161,6 +163,37 @@ Depends: vlc,
          vlc-nox (= ${binary:Version}),
+Xb-Npp-Applications: ec8030f7-c20a-464f-9b0e-13a3a9e97384,
+                     92650c4d-4b8e-4d2a-b7eb-24ecf4f6b63a
+Xb-Npp-Name: VLC Multimedia Plugin
+Xb-Npp-Description: play video and audio in firefox using the VLC Multimedai 
+Xb-Npp-MimeType: audio/mpeg,
+                 audio/x-mpeg,
+                 video/mpeg,
+                 video/x-mpeg,
+                 video/mpeg-system,
+                 video/x-mpeg-system,
+                 video/mpeg4,
+                 audio/mpeg4,
+                 application/mpeg4-iod,
+                 application/mpeg4-muxcodetable,
+                 video/x-msvideo,
+                 video/quicktime,
+                 application/x-ogg,
+                 application/ogg,
+                 application/x-vlc-plugin,
+                 video/x-ms-asf-plugin,
+                 video/x-ms-asf,
+                 application/x-mplayer2,
+                 video/x-ms-wmv,
+                 application/x-google-vlc-plugin,
+                 audio/wav,
+                 audio/x-wav,
+                 audio/3gpp,
+                 video/3gpp,
+                 audio/3gpp2,
+                 video/3gpp2
 Description: multimedia plugin for web browsers based on VLC
  This plugin adds support for MPEG, MPEG2, DVD, DivX, Ogg/Vorbis and many
  more formats to your Gecko-based web browser (Firefox, Galeon, etc.). The

Happy hacking,
Petter Reinholdtsen

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