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Linux® For Dummies®, 8th Edition by Richard Blum, Dee-Ann LeBlanc

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Watchin’ Those Silly Web Clips

The Internet has become a clearinghouse for just about any type of video content you can imagine (and even some you couldn’t imagine if you tried). From Google Videos to YouTube, there are lots of sites to keep you entertained.

Your Fedora system has the ability through the Firefox Web browser (see Chapter 10) to display lots of different types of Web clips, but unfortunately, not all of them by default.

Checking your plug-ins

The key to displaying Web video content in Firefox are plug-ins. As discussed in Chapter 10, plug-ins provide additional functionality to the Firefox browser.

You can easily check to see what plug-ins you already have installed in your Firefox setup by following these steps:

1.
Open Firefox by choosing ApplicationsInternetFirefox Web Browser. You can also start Firefox by clicking the Globe icon on the top Panel.
2.
In the URL box, enter about:plugins and press Enter. The About Plug-ins page displays information about the current plug-ins installed, as shown in Figure 14-1.
Figure 14-1. The Firefox About Plug-ins page.

By default, the Fedora 7 Firefox installation includes the following plug-ins:

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