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GMartin



Joined: Feb 5, 2010
Posts: 280

PostPosted: May 26, 2020 3:14 PM    Post subject: HTML5

Jarek,

Given that many sites now use HTML5 for video content, is there a way to get the HTML5 player to go on the web and play some of those videos? For instance someone could copy the URL for a video they like and then play it in BIoEra?

Thanks
jarek



Joined: Oct 22, 2007
Posts: 793

PostPosted: May 26, 2020 3:59 PM    Post subject:

The HtmlPlayer could theoretically access a web page on the internet. But it would be useless that way. Because in order to communicate with BioEra (via element's inputs) the code there must use special java script code (see manual). A normal web page doesn't have this.

So the best way I can think of is to create your own local html file, store it locally on disk, and use it to access the external (on the internet) web page from it (embed external content via url link). Most of that should be possible with a simple html editor, with full visual editing, no programming needed.

There are however limitations about which videos the HtmlPlayer can play. It doesn't have full support of other browsers like Chrome. And I don't see a way to add other codecs (like with video player). Here are the formats it can play:

https://www.chromium.org/audio-video
GMartin



Joined: Feb 5, 2010
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PostPosted: May 26, 2020 4:05 PM    Post subject:

Thanks

I have been looking for away to play internet video content in BioEra much like VLC can so I can dim or zoom the screen. I use BxShadow myself but some end users were looking for a different solution.
jarek



Joined: Oct 22, 2007
Posts: 793

PostPosted: May 26, 2020 4:17 PM    Post subject:

I wonder if such functionality (like dim or zoom) might be possible from html 5. I don't know anything about html 5 development, so can't help here. But I imagine it might have such tricks. If that is the case, then this could be implemented and put in a local html file which would then take the link to the external video (on a web site) as an argument and be fully controllable from BioEra. Just an idea, not sure if doable.
GMartin



Joined: Feb 5, 2010
Posts: 280

PostPosted: May 26, 2020 4:20 PM    Post subject:

Thanks. I will play around with thst

I have suggested that users download the content they want to view then play it in the video file player. Now that MP4 files plsy well.
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