[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 18836] New: [GTK] integrate Swfdec natively

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Thu May 1 14:49:12 PDT 2008


           Summary: [GTK] integrate Swfdec natively
           Product: WebKit
           Version: 526+ (Nightly build)
          Platform: PC
               URL: http://swfdec.freedesktop.org
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Plug-ins
        AssignedTo: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
        ReportedBy: otte at gnome.org

Swfdec is a project to write a Free Flash player. It contains of a player
library libswfdec and various applications making use of it. One of those is
the Swfdec  mozilla plugin, that plays back Flash content in supporting
However, there is multiple advantages with integrating Swfdec natively into
- No overhead and limitations when using the NPAPI. (This is a maintenance
problem, not a performance issue)
- Can make use of various backends directly. Examples include Cairo (+
printing), Accessibility, GStreamer and libsoup.
- Tighter integration with the browser's features. Examples here include
sharing of settings (cookies, audio/video, popups, autoplay etc), shared
caching, including requested files in the page info or providing a proper
right-click menu.
- And last but not least, it's simple to swap in other Flash plugins on-demand
for specific sites should the user wish to do that.

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