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#1 2015-09-29 21:51:14

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Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

I am currently running BL RC1.

Since VLC is installed by default, why have you not added the official VideoLan browser-plugin-vlc? With this plugin, you can play virtually any audio or video format directly in the browser. By default, this plugin is installed and set to "always activate" in recent versions of Puppy Linux which use Pale Moon or Firefox.

You can test this with a VLC-plugin-aware test site:

HomeNet Wifi Media Server - VLC-plugin-aware test media files demo

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#2 2015-09-29 23:26:30

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

Can you give a test link that I might actually be browsing to (not your own)?

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#3 2015-09-30 00:26:41

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

hhh wrote:

Can you give a test link that I might actually be browsing to (not your own)?

Since HTML5 MP3 streamis currently fail in Bunsen Labs RC1, you can see that MP3 filles will fail to play without browser-plugin-vlc. When you install and activate browser-plugin-vlc, MP3 stream audio will start working.

Try to play one of the sample MP3 tunes from Ed Sheeran on Amazon's site:

http://www.amazon.com/Bonus-Tracks-Ed-S … 8&qid=&sr=

Note that the sample tunes will play fine in Chromiium or HTML5-audio-compliant Firefox-compatible browsers even without the plugin.


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#4 2015-09-30 01:12:20

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

VIDEO EXAMPLE: http://ncc1647.farragutnetwork.com/tc.html

If you install browser-plugin-vlc and activate it from about:addons, you can play the WMV video links directly in the web browser. If it is not installed, clicking the links will download and not play the WMV files.


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#5 2015-09-30 01:40:13

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

expat2be wrote:

OK, thanks!

http://ncc1647.farragutnetwork.com/epis … pening.wmv

I have mpv as my default video player, so clicking that link downloads it to /tmp and opens it with mpv in a terminal. This is the behavior I want, not for it to default to vlc in the browser.

This should be up to the user post-install.

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#6 2015-09-30 01:40:22

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

Local directory media files of almost any format can also be played directly in the browser with a simple link click. Example:

file:///home/bc/Downloads/
file:///home/bc/Music/
file:///home/bc/Videos/

or from mounted USB - file:///media/bc/MY_USB_DRV/


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#7 2015-09-30 01:43:00

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

Again, open media files in the browser? That's what media players are for.

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#8 2015-09-30 01:53:42

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

Right-clicking a link is typically used for downloading. When Amazon shows a list of MP3 sample files, why would one want to download each file rather than simply listening to them in the browser?


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#9 2015-09-30 02:03:42

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

Amazon just gives previews, so scroll down, click the "Preview all songs" button and the playlist will open in the browser.

http://www.amazon.com/Mehliana-Brad-Meh … B00GULA0TY

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#10 2015-09-30 07:59:47

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

hhh wrote:

Amazon just gives previews, so scroll down, click the "Preview all songs" button and the playlist will open in the browser.

That is an Adobe Flash player. Flash is known for its security vulnerabilties and many people prefer not to activate it.

http://www.businessinsider.com/mozilla- … ?r=UK&IR=T

HTMl5 is the preferred method to render audio and video files in the web browser. Unfortunately, Bunsen Labs fails the HTML5 audio tests for the most common audio formats, MP3 and M4A, while all major Windows and Android browsers pass this test, Chromium and Chrome pass on all versions of Linux, and Firefox-compatbile browsers in many Linux distros like Xubuntu, Linux Mint and Zorin OS also pass the test.

TweakOS, another Jessie-based post-Crunchbang distro also passes the HTML5 audio test because they chose to use Chromium instead of a Firefox-compatible browser.

r_Qyxz_JfNFAgg1dPdbm16WMENR5bLZ7qyelx-hphz-qS5sIHMFn65w6x_LBefqqiOVxySVq2HKwLg=w120-h120

(1) http://hpr.dogphilosophy.net/test/
(2) https://html5test.com/

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#11 2015-09-30 10:21:06

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

Right-click menu>Network>WWW Browsers>Install>Install Chromium or Install Google Chrome Stable.

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#12 2015-09-30 13:39:06

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

hhh wrote:

Right-click menu>Network>WWW Browsers>Install>Install Chromium or Install Google Chrome Stable.

Thanks, Captain Obvious. Sheeesh.

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#13 2015-09-30 15:55:02

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Re: Add browser-plugin-vlc as default

^ I think that instead of including yet another "like-to-have" item in the iso, which many people do NOT want (ie they want to play mediafiles in mediaplayer, not browser), the suggestion was to apt-get whichever browser meets your needs.

To be fair, BunsenLabs is trying to strike a balance between functionality and a reasonable iso size, and keep the bloat down as much as possible. Which is why things like this can be left to the user post-install.


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