[vlc-devel] MAC OSX plugin frame over video

Andre-John Mas ajmas at sympatico.ca
Fri Jan 1 20:54:57 CET 2010

On 1-Jan-2010, at 06:47, Jean-Paul Saman wrote:

> On Thu, Dec 31, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Yair Han <YairH at optibase.com> wrote:
>> I am trying to show a context menu over the playing VLC (MAC OSC plugin) on
>> a FF or Safari. The context menu is been displayed but under the VLC.
>> It seems that the VLC is floating always on top of the browser and the menu
>> I am opening is been covered by the VLC. BTW, when there is no active video
>> playing the context menu is shown okay. The problem is when a video is
>> running,
> This is a known problem, but so far no one found the bug.
>> How can I fix it? Where should I start looking?
> Start looking at the code in: modules/gui/minimal_macosx/

From testing I found this is a frequent issue with web browser plugins. One thing
I did find is that the Quicktime plugin adds a parameter:


which allows content to appear above the movie. You can see in the following (works best
with Safari or Google Chrome):


Maybe someone can work out what the Quicktime plugin is doing? Also this may be of relevance:



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