[vlc-devel] VLC mozilla plugin controls

Jean-Paul Saman jean-paul.saman at planet.nl
Thu Oct 4 22:58:22 CEST 2007

Alias, J. wrote:
> Hello,
> We are two students from a collage in the Netherlands
> working on a Linux fedora project.
> Our goal is to make it possible to play embedded media
> streams in the browser. And add player controls to the
> browser media stream. Our plan is to use the VLC mozilla
> plugin and add the support for the streams on the dutch
> sites:
> http://www.rtlgemist.nl
> http://www.uitzendingemist.nl
> We did this by adding the following line to the vlc.h file:
> "video/x-ms-wvx::Windows Media Video;"\
> This works fine except we have no controls. (like
> play/pause button etc.)

You have the freedom to create your own buttons in the HTML page and let 
them use our JavaScript API.

> Now we learned that we can achieve this by making it
> ourselves: use WxWidgets to create two subwindows:
> one for the video and one for the controls and then make
> buttons.
Why wxwidgets? you need the JavaScript API of the VLC plugin to create a 
user interface around the plugin area.

> What we are asking from the VLC community is twofold:
> 1. is there any demand for such an addition to VLC mozilla
> firefox plugin?
> 2. we heared on the forum:
> http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=40919
> That support for WxWidgets might be dropped. If so, what
> are suggested alternatives? 
> we appreciate any and all help:
> Jasper Alias "jasper_alias"
> Frans van Veen "fvanveen"

Eindelijk weer een aantal Nederlanders in VLC ;-)

Jean-Paul Saman.

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