Javascript function calls to plugin do not work (in Real Player)




18 years ago
17 years ago


(Reporter: ecohen, Assigned: serhunt)


Windows NT

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18 years ago
It seems that function calls like 'doPlay(), doStop(), doPause()' which are
Javascript calls to RealPlayer plugin provoke the following error :
"xxx.doPlay is not a function"
whatever xxx is between :
- document.pluginInstanceName
- document.getElementById('pluginInstanceID')

My plugin is embedded to the Web page using <EMBED> tag.

With netscape navigator, I use the following :
- document.pluginInstanceName.doPlay() to start playing a video.

We will be using Mozilla on Linux-based platforms as an interface for
interactive TV applications.
So far we've developed our interface on Windows NT platforms.

Is there another JavaScript syntax I can use ?
Is this problem related to Real Player plugin (I use V.8) ?
Have you tried using the <OBJECT> tag

It may not help, but it's worth a try...

Comment 2

18 years ago
Browser, not engine. Reassigning to Plugins component -
Assignee: rogerl → av
Component: Javascript Engine → Plug-ins
QA Contact: pschwartau → shrir

Comment 3

18 years ago
LiveConnect (4x style of plugin scripting) is not supported in mozilla.  You'll 
have to wait for Real to ship an XPCOM plugin.

Comment 4

18 years ago
Huh? I thought we had just fixed that bug.

Comment 5

18 years ago
Lack of support for LiveConnect (as opposed to xpconnect) scripting of plugins
was an architectural decision made long ago and won't be 'fixed'.

Comment 6

18 years ago
To sum up :
- I had a try with <OBJECT> tag but Mozilla simply ignores it.
- If I want to use plugin functions, I have to wait for the XPCOM component to 
be released (if it doesn't exist yet).
- La balle est dans le camp de Real Networks (only Real can solve this problem)

Is that it ?

Comment 7

18 years ago
Pretty much.  I know that they are working on an update - it might already be 
included in the n6 download.

Comment 8

18 years ago
Reporter is this still a problem in the latest nightlies?


18 years ago
Last Resolved: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID

Comment 9

18 years ago
This is a Real problem not ours. When they get there act together I am sure we
will have many more bugs. Until then there is nothing we can do. Marking INVALID.

Comment 10

18 years ago
*** Bug 62275 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 11

18 years ago
*** Bug 90035 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 81136 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 14

17 years ago
This bug is not invalid. Scripting isn't working in Real on Linux. This bug has
moved. See:
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