accessing liveconnect functions of QuickTime




14 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: Michael Vogt, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; rv:1.7.3) Gecko/20041001 Firefox/0.10.1

I try to access QuickTime info through JavaScript. Through a javaScript-link, I
want to enter the current time of the QuickTime movie into a text area. Clicking
on the link with Firefox, the area stays empty.

Sorry to note, this works with IE

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
Make sure you have QuickTime installed

1. Open the Sample URL <>
2. Wait until you see a QuickTime Logo in the movie in the upper left
3. Click on the link "click here" below the movie

Actual Results:  
I get the following message in the JavaScript Console:

document.Movie.GetSpriteTrackVariable is not a function

I read it as, Firefox can`t access the function. 

Expected Results:  
Firefox should receive the data from the QuickTime movie, and enter it into the
text area

Just installed Firefox today. QuickTime Version is 6.5.1


13 years ago
Summary: accessing liveconnect functions of QuickTime → accessing liveconnect functions of QuickTime

Comment 1

13 years ago
This is a good a place as any to jump in without getting accused of making a
duplicate.  There seems to be a problem with the javascript interface loaded for
the QT object.  Some calls are ignored, some calls crash the running script.

The XUL attachment shows the problem.  This problem is identical using a
different plugin like VLC/videolan -- even tho the methods are displayed in the
dump, many crash the script.

The enclosed XUL makes a qt object and attempts to dump and call its API. 
There's happy little alerts to let you know what's going on. 

Comment 2

13 years ago
Created attachment 190217 [details]
Loads a QT object, dumps and tries to use its API

Comment 3

13 years ago
Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050716
Firefox/1.0.6 (ax)

Oh, heh, and at the moment on my firefox with VLC installed, when it does the
big API dump, it's actually dumping the VLC api.  Woo.  That's the next bug to
add, tho, but don't get distracted or messed up for this one.  Work on this bug
BEFORE you install VLC because (afaik) it will hide this one.

Comment 4

13 years ago
Or, conversely, I am probably an idiot and forget that a mimetype means "load me
something that can handle this" rather than "load me this," such that it's
probably _not_ a bug that VLC's API is sitting there when I think I'm getting
the QT API.  It's just annoying.  

Regardless, if you have VLC installed, the demo .xul I gave above really
seriously won't work rather than only kinda sorta not working.

Assignee: bross2 → nobody
mig or Michael, are you able to reproduce this bug using Firefox or later and a clean profile?
Using attachment 190217 [details], I got "SUCCESS" on both Mac OS X 10.4.9 and Windows XP SP 2 using Firefox, resolving as WORKSFORME.

If you can reproduce this using a clean profile (see comment 5), please reopen.
Last Resolved: 11 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
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