[vlc-devel] vlc plugin and attachment:// URIs

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Mon Jul 20 08:29:15 CEST 2009

On Sun, 19 Jul 2009 21:47:54 -0400, "Michael A. Puls II"
<shadow2531 at gmail.com> wrote:
> However, the vlc plugin, even in normal conditions where
> document.location.href and the src param are values that it understands,
> never seems to request the file from the browser and seems to always
> download the file with its own network code. (This probably also explains
> why if you use <object type="application/x-vlc-plugin" data="file.ogg">,
> the plug-in never tries to stream the file the browser is already
> downloading)

AFAIK, this is done on-purpose. I suspect that a browser's HTTP streamed
data would not be flexible enough for VLC to use.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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