How to make MediaCoder work with XULRunner (Stanley posted on October 29th, 2008 )

MediaCoder has some part of its GUI written with XUL which requires Mozilla’s Gecko engine to render. The easiest way to get Gecko is by getting Firefox, which is actually an application built on Gecko engine with XUL. However, as is reported by some users, MediaCoder’s XUL interface is not working as expected in their Firefox. Also some people don’t want to accept Firefox to be installed into their system for some reasons. An alternative to get XUL interface shown is by using XULRunner, the XUL runtime package.

It is exteremely simple to get MediaCoder work with XULRunner. First, download XULRunner and extract the files from the package to some place. Start MediaCoder and go to Options menu and choose Browser setup. Click the “…” button, navgiate to the XULRunner folder and choose xulrunner.exe. Click OK button to confirm and it’s done.

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3 Responses

  1. Huey says:

    Hi Stanley,

    I installed XulRunner for MediaCoder (on Win XP SP3). When I try to open any menu the following popup window appears:
    Title: XULRunner
    Error: Plattform version ‘’ is not compatible with
    minVersion >= 1.8
    maxVersion <= 1.9

    With Firefox 3 I cannot start the XUL interface (no popup in this case).

    Besides that: Thank you for your great work.
    This program is the only one that accomplishes my transcoding tasks.



  2. stanley says:

    The download link is changed to point to XULRunner 1.9 which should work.
    In the just-released build 4202, XULRunner will work.

  3. Huey says:

    Cool. Thanks for the fast response.