[vlc-devel] Summer of Code: GUI interfaces for the browsers plug-ins

hannes_b at gmx.at hannes_b at gmx.at
Sat May 3 04:34:48 CEST 2008

Markus Rechberger wrote:
> --- "hannes_b at gmx.at" <hannes_b at gmx.at> schrieb:
>> Justus-bulk at Piater.name wrote:
>>> Hello Vladimir,
>>> Great news!
>>> Maybe my needs are somewhat outlandish, but it
>> would be great if your
>>> design will be so flexible that I can reuse it in
>> my "speaker"
>>> setup. See
> http://www.montefiore.ulg.ac.be/~piater/presentations/speaker/speaker.xhtml#foil05
>>> and hit 'A' (shift-A) with focus on the browser
>> window. An external
>>> window should open; see the other "slides" for
>> details.
>>> Here, there are two videos with two sets of
>> controls each (this only
>>> works with the VLC Mozilla plugin), one to control
>> the speaker's view,
>>> the other to remote-control the audience's view
>> (click the "init"
>>> button to activate the progress bar). Play around
>> with them. You can
>>> even click into the progress bar to seek within
>> the video.
>> 1st i needed to deactivate noscript.
>> there were no sliders or progress bars.
>> then firefox crashed, ff 3 beta 5, vlc 0.8.6f
>> so i don't understand what you wanted to show.
> I can imagine that all that is quite alot work (where
> writing the actual plugin is the least!! work of all).
> I wrote a mozilla plugin a few years ago and stumbled
> over alot issues .. the final issue which kept me away
> was that the conclusion was FF will not have a stable
> plugin mechanism for years.

it is a huge amount of work and i didn't want to disappoint justus. ff has problems since they turned to marketing...

> Best is to use a symbol enabled firefox build and
> submit the coredumps and backtraces when something
> crashes or looks weird.

they got a crashreport for now also from another site where ff crashed too because of a video.

kind regards :)

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