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-- PiersGoodhew - 16 Oct 2006

This plugin started in GenericMediaInliner.

Thanks Piers for contributing this generic media object plugin!

-- PeterThoeny - 17 Oct 2006

A quick note for anyone playing with this. I have it installed in my copy of 4.1.2 and it didn't work at first, but then I realized that some of the attributes it was outputting were wikiwords. I made them lower case in the perl script for the plugin and it worked like a charm.

Now to figure out how to make it interface with my Darwin Streaming Server. smile

-- JasonJystad - 20 Nov 2007

I have some additional ideas for this plugin that I am chewing over mentally. Piers, I will post some patches and/or updated files for you to look over if I actually can find the time to code them up.

I don't want to step on your toes, but this is the most useful of the media plugins that I have seen and I would be happy to help out to give back a bit to the project.

-- JasonJystad - 20 Nov 2007

Thanks Jason for offering to share code with the TWikiCommunity! ReadmeFirst has the basics to get started.

This plugin has a ModificationPolicy of ContactAuthorFirst. Please get in touch with Piers. Most people do not mind if someone else creates new releases.

-- PeterThoeny - 20 Nov 2007

I will Peter, thanks for the heads up. I just thought I would pop a note in here to give Piers a heads up. I will shoot him an email or something if I can get some of my ideas coded up.

-- JasonJystad - 20 Nov 2007

I sent an e-mail intro to both of you.

-- PeterThoeny - 20 Nov 2007

And we are chatting about ideas a bit in email. Thanks for the intro Peter.

-- JasonJystad - 21 Nov 2007

After talking to Piers, I've updated ObjectPlugin to support the EMBED tag so it can be a drop in replacement for EmbedPlugin, changed the output to avoid the WikiWord problem as noted above by Jason, added youtube support, and moved the html into template files to make adding more file types not require code changes.

-- SvenDowideit - 21 Oct 2008

Ideas for enhancement, as a result of support question Support.SID-00708:

1. The plugin could generate a bitmap from the movie using ImageMagick or such, and display the bitmap in a visible div, with another hidden div that has the media object. On click, change the visibility of the two divs. The div that has the media object may need to create the object tag at the time of getting visible to avoid auto-play.

2. Don't burden the user with object size detail. The plugin could analyze the media file to determine the object size. (TWiki already does that for attached image files)

-- PeterThoeny - 2010-01-09

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