[vlc-devel] need help with vlc

Anthony Loiseau thannoy at actech-innovation.com
Thu Oct 22 10:11:43 CEST 2009


You will find some answers bellow.


On Wed, 2009-10-21 at 14:42 -0700, Justin Smith wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I am playing web streams through VLC on Ubuntu Hardy.
> From forum posts I gather that the VLC linux streaming issue in 1.0.x
> is not trivial to solve and hence I am forced to downgrade to 0.99a.
> I am using mozilla-plugin and realized that in 0.99a the http-caching
> setting is ignored. I saw forum posts that some patch exists to
> resolve this, but couldn't find it, can somebody point me to that.
Since 0.9.9, a security system restricts parameters usable on web
plugins to safe ones. So to be usable, safe parameters have to be tagged
as safe in the source code.
There is many parameters, and safe ones are not all tagged especially in
first releases which make them unusable as unsafe ones.

*-caching parameters are tagged since 1.0.1 or 1.0.2, so they are usable
in latest release. You have to use this kind of call to use it:
 .playlist.add( "http://.your.media.file.avi", "Title",

Config file is ignored when using ActiveX or Mozilla-plugin. Maybe it
will not be in future releases but better is to force your parameter in
the JavaScript world like above.

> I want to change the hotkeys for mozilla plugin, is there a run time
> parameter setting for this or do I have to do it at compile time? If
> there is a run time setting, can somebody show me an example?
There is a bug/malfunction involving hotkeys in web plugins, see trac
ticket #2691.
If this "bug" gets fixed, it should allow hotkeys in fullscreen mode but
not yet hotkeys modifications (I don't think parameters are tagged


> Also, I don't want VLC to capture the key board events when mouse is
> on top of the video object, but rather pass the events to java script,
> can this be done?
I don't know how to do this.

> I want to take VLC to production and am looking for some developer to
> do some bug fixes and customization. If somebody on the mailing list
> is willing to help me, please send me an email.
> A background on that is that I am also planning VLC to run in stand
> alone mode and need the dynamic zoom in full screen (in version 1.0+)
> with web streaming (in version less then 1.0). And I want a look and
> feel that complies with our requirements, fairly simple but a
> background image and placing of buttons (again resolved in 1.0x but
> can't use it due to web streaming).
> Thanks,
> Justin

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