[vlc-devel] Re: javascript plugin spec?

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Fri Jan 5 09:56:55 CET 2007

Michael Dale wrote:
> Is there a working demo of the version of new javascript hooks for the
> VLC plugin. It appears to be broken, example pages implemented using
> (version > plugin spec:
> http://www.videolan.org/doc/play-howto/en/ch04.html
> don't seem to be functional with either a recent nightly
> (vlc-0.9.0-svn-20070104-0002) or the 0.8.6 release.

vlc-0.8.6 and vlc-trunk (0.9.0) are working with the new API and not 
with the old one.

> Does http://people.videolan.org/~damienf/plugin-0.8.6.html work with any
> version of VLC?

Yes it works fine with vlc-trunk (of today 20070105) and works fine with 

> Sites using (version < javascript hooks don't work with players
> beyond 0.8.5. For now our site has to point people to an outdated
> version of VLC....

True the old API has been deprecated (which was indicated in the release 
notes of 0.8.6 and noted on 
www.videolan.org/doc/play-howto/en/ch04.html) in favor of a better 
solution that works on Mozilla/firefox (Linux) and Safari (MacOS X) 

Tne new API doesn't make a distinction between IE ActiveX (win32) and 
Mozilla/Firefox/Safari (Linux/MacOS X). Thus greatly simplifying the 
writing of webpages for the VLC browser plugin.

> There has been a bit of activity in root/trunk/mozilla so I hope this
> feature set is not discontinued. Let me know if I can help in anyway...

See comments above.

I suggest you move your webpages onto the new era.

Jean-Paul Saman.

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