All this time I’ve had such a bad opinion of mplayerplug-in for linux. As it turns out, I was using version 0.91, which I compiled shortly after setting up the computer. The latest version is 2.66. I installed it and voila! I can finally watch trailers on Apple’s website. I point this out because it was one of the more problematic media playing situations I’ve ever encountered.
For those of you out there using Linux, if you weren’t aware of this, try it out!