[vlc-devel] need help with vlc

Justin Smith justinsmith2009 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 22 19:37:10 CEST 2009

Thanks Anthony.

Quick followup question

How do I tag an option as safe?



On Thu, Oct 22, 2009 at 1:11 AM, Anthony Loiseau
<thannoy at actech-innovation.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> You will find some answers bellow.
> Regards.
> 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",
> "http-caching=850")
> 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
> safe).
> http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/2691
>> 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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