[vlc-devel] Several important problems with VLC plugin . . .

Eugene Batogov johnbat26 at gmail.com
Thu May 19 14:29:09 CEST 2011

We are using VLC and VLC-plugin for Firefox in production environment.
In this message I  want to collect all troubles what we found in VLC plugin.
We try 1.0.5 and 1.1.9 versions.
1. VLC plugin (in any version) don't compatible with FireFox 4 (XUL-2.0).
    Firefox 4 go to crash for attempt  open URL what contains using VLC  plugin with error(at linux):
      NPP_Initialize on /usr/lib64/nsbrowser/plugins/libvlcplugin.so
    This problem repeats in linux and windows, it don't depend of platforms
    Workaround for linux proposes here:     http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=361263 
    Please, VLC developers, pay attention to this problem. It complicates life.
We are using Kasenna Mediabase for translate VOD throuh RTSP protocol. 
Our developer sent patch for VLC -1.0.5 in one year ago. 
Now we are several problems with VLC-plugin + VOD
2.  For VOD-assets don't update elapsed time. 
     Value for variable: VLCPlugin.input.time return 0 always.
    So it imposible show indicator of movie playback.
3. Starting with versions 1.1.0 VLC plugin don't switch to fullscreen.
    Double click don't work  and invoke method   VLCPlugin.video.toggleFullscreen()
    don't work too.
4. Don't correct  work method: VLCPlugin.playlist.togglePause().
    During show a  VOD-asset this method primarily send request RTSP PAUSE to  video server, and then 
    immediately send request RTSP TEARDOWN. So, it imposible resume play of VOD-asset.
Please, comment this problems.
Best Regards, Eugene Batogov
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