Extension talk:VPIPPlugin

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It seems like a great plug in but I can't get the tar.bz file unzipped. Can anybody past the code so I can just copy it? I tried pasting the old code but I get a Parse error: "syntax error, unexpected T_VARIABLE" on line 58

$typevar = " type="$type"";

Disable Thickbox[edit]

How do you disable thickbox? I just want it to play in the allocated area. Thanks Fader 19:49, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Can't Play Files That Have Been Uploaded[edit]

This is weird. My upload directory is chmoded -R 777, so access shouldn't be a problem. I gave it a video link in my upload directory and it wouldn't work. But I gave it an external link and it worked just fine. How does apache interpret the URL you input? Does it use that url to fetch the link to put into vPIP, does the browser fetch the video and load it onto the player? Fader 21:18, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

  • Solved. The ogg file must have gotten corrupt during the upload process. Everything works. Now, I just want to disable Thickbox and play the videos right in the allocated space. Thanks! Fader 21:32, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Who does the decoding?[edit]

Does the server that has the file do the decoding or the user connecting to it? I still don't know how exactly vPIP works. Thanks Fader 21:18, 5 April 2009 (UTC)

Important Note :: Skin Consideration[edit]

  • It's important to note there is an issue with Wiki using a different skin than "monobook"...
    • 2. Edit your MediaWiki install's skins/MonoBook.php and add the necessary lines (shown at the bottom of the All Other Installs page) right before the </head> tag.
    • In my case the Wiki skin is "bluwiki_skin", and I had to modify "skins/bluwiki_skin.php" as above to get the player (vPIP) to be loaded.
  • As a note, the vPIP player being loaded is not indicated by the Special:Version page, just the plug-in, which formats the wiki text for passing onto the player when the user clicks the placeholder image. So if you modify the wrong skin .php file you will have no indication the vPIP player is non-functional, other than when you click on the placeholder image the embedded video display does not come up. I've seen it behave differently in this case on different computers, on one it wanted to download the entire video to a temporary file prior to firing up Windows Media Player (as it's own task), on another computer it fired up Windows Media Player (as it's own task) and streamed the video (certainly not embedded).
  • In my opinion the vPIP player is missing a couple of features, foremost is the complete lack of buffering information, like a real-time progress indicator. Second is the failure to indicate in any way if the streaming connection has been lost.