[webkit-help] opening HTML5 video on an external app

Rafael Antognolli antognolli at profusion.mobi
Tue Jul 13 11:50:30 PDT 2010

On Tue, Jul 13, 2010 at 3:27 PM, Eric Carlson <eric.carlson at apple.com> wrote:
> Rafael -
> On Jul 13, 2010, at 10:57 AM, Rafael Antognolli wrote:
>> I want to implement a way to open a HTML5 video using an external
>> application, instead of playing it directly inside the browser. Anyone
>> have some idea on where is the best code to look at? I was thinking
>> about changing the port-specific implementation of
>> platform/graphics/MediaPlayer.cpp and RenderTheme.cpp. Is that a good
>> place to put this stuff?
>  I would create a new "media engine" (MediaPlayerPrivateInterface) for your port that implements whatever behavior you need. An instance will be instantiated and passed a url when WebKit wants to open a movie, so you can launch your application and pass it the url.
>  Take a look at one of the port specific implementations in WebCore/platform/graphics/[port]/MediaPlayerPrivate[port].

Yeah, that's what I meant! I just wasn't sure if this would be the
best way of doing that.

Thank you!

Rafael Antognolli
ProFUSION embedded systems

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