Eric Carlson eric.carlson at apple.com
Fri Nov 9 08:52:22 PST 2012

Arunprasad -

On Nov 9, 2012, at 2:23 AM, Arunprasad Rajkumar <ararunprasad at gmail.com> wrote:

> As per my understanding PLUGIN_PROXY_FOR_VIDEO tries to use plugin to playback <video>,</audio> elements. But I don't find any real implementation still. 
  Correct, the PLUGIN_PROXY_FOR_VIDEO code path allows a port to use a plug-in to implement the <video>/<audio> back-end. 

> I need some information regarding proxy implementation.
> Do the plugin which needs to act like a proxy for Audio/Video Elements must implement all the methods specified by html5 AV spec ? (or) It can just expose the methods which are expected from MediaPlayerPrivateInterface? It would be nice have some information about this.
  The idea is that an implementation of MediaPlayerPrivateInterface uses an interface exposed by a plug-in to implement (some of) the "media engine" back end to set up and control a media playback. There isn't a sample plug-in, but it should be fairly simple to figure out how it works.

  I don't know if it is currently functional, but the WinCE port takes a similar approach without defining PLUGIN_PROXY_FOR_VIDEO - see WebCore/platform/graphics/wince/MediaPlayerProxy.cpp. Note that this code has quite a number of layering violations that would need to be fixed before a patch based on it could be successfully reviewed today.


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