It's rather frustrating to me that I can't watch any of the videos on Apple's site. Is there a QuickTime plugin for Chrome or Firefox, and if not, why?
Odd... Works for me!
I'm using the totem plugin which I thought shipped with Ubuntu. Have a look at
If you don't, check
Just searching synaptic, I also have
Edit: you might also need
The Quicktime codec, like most other non-free formats, is provided as part of the
Once the codecs are installed the standard media plugins for your browser should detect and handle them.
I've discovered that sometimes Apple actually detects which browser/OS you're using when it embeds videos on its site, and that can prevent QuickTime videos from playing even if you have the proper codecs and plugins installed. You can circumvent this in Firefox by changing your user agent string.
You'll need the User Agent Switcher extension:
And a user agent string that specifies a browser on Mac or Windows. There's a rather nice list of user agents here: