Allowing Mozilla Users with the ActiveX Plug-in to Play Embedded Windows Media Player Presentations
Wednesday March 17th, 2004
tityre sent us a link to a Streamingmedia.com article that describes how Web developers can make their Windows Media Player presentations accessible to Mozilla users who have the Mozilla ActiveX plug-in installed.
Thursday March 18th, 2004 8:31 AM
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There are alternate players (like <http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage>). It sounds to me like someone could write an OS-independent Mozilla extension that imbeds the most commonly used codecs (with potential for additional ones). It would allow emulation of the most commonly used WMP activeX functionality without actually implementing activeX or using WMP.
That is, when something like <object classid="clsid:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6"> or <object classid="clsid:6BF52A52-394A-11d3-B153-00C04F79FAA6"> shows up, the extension would use itself. Some scripting support would have to be added as well, but again, since only a few functions (like Player.controls.URL=X) are commonly used, emulation would be fairly straight forward.