[vlc-devel] Re: The ActiveX control/plugin for IE. Requests/comments/bugs?
jonas at vrt.dk
Thu Feb 3 18:17:49 CET 2005
After a bit more testing it seems the plugin actually work pretty bug free
My main question atm is how to most easily distribute it? Most activeX
control is know are automatically downloaded when u enter the page and
installed on the end users pc. Can u do that with this control too? And if
yes do you know how?
Also it came up in the channel that it might be desirable to be able to have
a version of the activex control where the plugins and necessary files was
compiled into, so u wouldn't have to have vlc installed on the client
already. Is this possible?
Hope to hear back from you soon
> -----Original Message-----
> From: vlc-devel-bounce at videolan.org [mailto:vlc-devel-bounce at videolan.org]
> On Behalf Of Damien Fouilleul
> Sent: 31. januar 2005 11:10
> To: vlc-devel at videolan.org
> Subject: [vlc-devel] Re: The ActiveX control/plugin for IE.
> list at vrt.dk wrote:
> >Hi all
> >I just found out yesterday that somebody finally had developed am ActiveX
> >control for vlc.
> >This makes me a very happy man :)
> >So big thanks to quovodis for doing a great job.
> I'm blushing :)
> And if any of you are calling to the current European Capital of Culture
> (and no, it's no longer Lilles), please drop me a line. we'll drink a
> few Murphys
> >I have wanted a plugin for IE for a long time, so I will do what I can to
> >help, which means report back my experience with the plugin.
> >1: First of all there's the documentation, im wondering if there
> >shown in the test.html setup?
> most of the functionality is in the test.html, but have a look at
> axvlc.idl, this file contains the definitions of all
> properties/methods/events accessible from scripting. most of them are
> just exporting public functions declared in libvlc. Although activex
> events works, i still need a proper integration with VLC callback
> mechanism. similarily, some of the variables are bindable, but for
> the same reasons as for events they don't propertly report their
> status changes.
> >2: Would it be possible to get the "right-click-menu" in the
> >as u have it in vlc?
> I could, but I believe this plugin shouldn't be too 'configurable' for
> the simple fact that some its uses preclude any user control, such as
> desk kiosks, etc... However, I may allow for more user control through
> scripting, give me an example of what you would see in a pop-up menu
> >3: Sorta solved if #2 is implemented, but if not would it be
> >possible to turn/set de-interlacing with commands/html? I know u
> >do it on serverside, or ge the client to do it with m3u's. But an
> >actual option to do it would be preferable.
> any options that can be passed to a playlist item may also be used from
> the activeX plugin through scripting (I hope...), you will need to ask
> the VLC gurus about which options are acceptable, I am not the most
> knowlegable person to ask about these features
> >4: Do the plugin read the preference file on the client? I mean
> >file that stores the options for vlc?
> yes, it should
> >5: the addTarget command, the parameters? The first one is easily
> >deducable form the html scripting the MRL,whats the second
> >And the third?
> check libvlc documentation (or the header), this will also help answer
> your 3rd question.
> if this is not enough, I may add a startup string option, whereby you
> specify all startup options, as you would with VLC.
> >6: Last but not least, even if its not extremely usefull for and
> >enduser, the messages window as seen in the vlc player would be
> >usefull, atleast until the plugin enters a more
> >state. If nothing else to be able to report bugs back better.
> if you launch internet explorer from the command line, you will see
> those messages on the command window
> >This was the first few questions I stumbled upon after palying with it
> >As I already said im really happy with this, since it makes my VOD
> >look much nicer for the end users. (Not having to switch back and forth
> >between a browser and the player window)
> >Best regards and best wishes for the future development
> >Jonas Larsen
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