Re: [Totem] Browser plugin gstreamer

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 11:10 PM, Ronald S. Bultje <rsbultje gmail com> wrote:
> Felipe,
> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 3:47 PM, Felipe Contreras
> <felipe contreras gmail com> wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 9:30 PM, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> wrote:
>>> On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 21:17 +0300, Felipe Contreras wrote:
>>>> On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 8:21 PM, Bastien Nocera <hadess hadess net> wrote:
>>> <snip>
>>>> > Do you think website designers will use your plugin if it doesn't
>>>> > support the basics? Your plugin would need to support enough features
>>>> > for website developers to consider using it, otherwise they'll target
>>>> > WMP or Quicktime, or possibly VLC if they're nice people.
>>>> The context was non-emulating plugins.
>>> Website designers need to target a specific mime-type/plugin that will
>>> support a documented API. You can either create your own mime-type, thus
>>> plugin API, and nobody will use it (look on Google for the number of
>>> sites supporting application/x-totem-plugin). Or you can emulate widely
>>> used plugins from other platforms.
>>> Which mime-type would your plugin support then?
>> video/x-msvideo
>> video/divx
>> video/avi
>> video/ogg
> I don't think you get the point. Videos online aren't .avi files, or .wmv.
> They are .asx files, or quicktime *reference files* (not media files).
> These are playlists. Your player won't play them, and gstreamer
> doesn't support them. totem-pl-parser adds support for that. This
> means that although wikicommons may work, cnn, nbc and abc won't, and
> that's the videos that the larger audience will be trying to play.

I know that.

> Nowadays, all these use flash or silverlight anyway, so all this
> discussion is sort of from a previous era...

Exactly, the only times I've personally needed an embedded player is
to play videos in wikimedia (video/ogg) and stage6 (video/divx) (now

Felipe Contreras

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