[vlc-devel] Re: javascript plugin spec?

Michael Dale dale at ucsc.edu
Fri Jan 5 21:19:14 CET 2007

Thats odd... it was giving vlc.audio is not defined errors the other day
but it's working now :)
cool ! I will put the 8.6 javascript back in place, thanks for the great
work on vlc.


Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
> 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 vlc-0.8.6.
>> 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 For now our site has to point people to an outdated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)
> browsers.
> 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.
> Gtz,
> Jean-Paul Saman.

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