Re: http:// & file:// Issues

From: Stefan Kaczmarek <stefan_at_thezonie.org>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2007 12:03:53 -0700

The only weird thing that I'm seeing right now is that the web
browsers are asking for the file twice ... In parallel ... Both FF
and Safari ... It's driving me nuts, especially when you're trying to
get these 600MB files off the hard drive 10MB at a time.

On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:55 AM, Ty Heath wrote:

> That sounds incestuous.
>
> On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:53 AM, Stefan Kaczmarek wrote:
>
>> Yup. (Theoretically, anyway.)
>>
>> Yeah, it should work. I mean the applet already does socket stuff,
>> so it can have a listening port that the web page will connect to.
>> It should be fairly straightforward from a technical standpoint.
>>
>> - Z
>>
>> On Mar 29, 2007, at 11:35 AM, Jay Mairs wrote:
>>
>>> Do you think it will be possible to do with the applet?
>>>
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Stefan Kaczmarek [mailto:stefan_at_thezonie.org]
>>> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2007 11:33 AM
>>> To: Ivan Kwok
>>> Cc: Dylan Douglas; Jay Mairs; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
>>> Subject: Re: http:// & file:// Issues
>>>
>>> Ok, I made the app serve up the files, and it works. :)
>>>
>>> On Mar 28, 2007, at 6:19 PM, Ivan Kwok wrote:
>>>
>>>> Stefan, it doesn't work on Vista IE7. It asked me for allowing
>>>> ActiveX control first, after I granted it, it's still not showing
>>>> the embedded player. I've tried the same file on XP and IE6, it's
>>>> working fine.
>>>>
>>>> -Ivan
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: Stefan Kaczmarek [mailto:stefan_at_thezonie.org]
>>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 5:18 PM
>>>> To: Dylan Douglas; Jay Mairs
>>>> Cc: Ivan Kwok; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
>>>> Subject: RE: http:// & file:// Issues
>>>>
>>>> You guys still have vista available? Or just IE7? I wonder if
>>>> they've buttoned up the issue as well. (Cuz I guess it could be a
>>>> security issue.)
>>>>
>>>> ---Original Message-----
>>>> From: "Dylan Douglas" <dylan_at_mediadefender.com>
>>>> To: "Stefan Kaczmarek" <stefan_at_thezonie.org>; "Jay Mairs"
>>>> <jay_at_mediadefender.com>
>>>> Cc: "Ivan Kwok" <ivan_at_mediadefender.com>; "Ty Heath"
>>>> <heath_at_mediadefender.com>; "Ben Ebert" <ben_at_mediadefender.com>
>>>> Sent: 3/28/07 4:32 PM
>>>> Subject: RE: http:// & file:// Issues
>>>>
>>>> Yeah, the local html file would probably be able to do it, but then
>>>> it's accessing the local html file that causes the problem, rather
>>>> than the media.
>>>>
>>>> ----------
>>>> Dylan Douglas
>>>> MediaDefender
>>>>
>>>> From: Stefan Kaczmarek
>>>> Sent: Wed 3/28/2007 4:05 PM
>>>> To: Jay Mairs
>>>> Cc: Dylan Douglas; Ivan Kwok; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
>>>> Subject: Re: http:// & file:// Issues
>>>>
>>>> Nope.
>>>>
>>>> You can't get past the fact that you have a frame that points to a
>>>> file:// from an http:// page.
>>>>
>>>> On Mar 28, 2007, at 3:53 PM, Jay Mairs wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Can you put the embedded player in a frame that points to a local
>>>>> html
>>>>> file which contains the embed tags pointing to the local media
>>>>> file?
>>>>>
>>>>> Yay, run-on sentence.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>>> From: Stefan Kaczmarek [mailto:stefan_at_thezonie.org]
>>>>> Sent: Wednesday, March 28, 2007 3:35 PM
>>>>> To: Jay Mairs; Dylan Douglas; Ivan Kwok; Ty Heath; Ben Ebert
>>>>> Subject: http:// & file:// Issues
>>>>>
>>>>> Okay, so here's a snag of sorts:
>>>>>
>>>>> Mozilla supposedly doesn't let you reference local files from
>>>>> remote
>>>>> pages, as a security thing.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have a simple file at http://md.thezonie.com/embed.html which
>>>>> you
>>>>> can enter a full path URL to a movie file on your local
>>>>> machine, and
>>>>> click the embed button. It should embed the video below the text
>>>>> edit. I can't get it to work with Firefox or Safari on Mac, and it
>>>>> doesn't work with the latest Firefox on Windows. It works fine in
>>>>> IE6, but I don't know about IE7.
>>>>>
>>>>> There is a security.checkloaduri item in Firefox's about:config
>>>>> that
>>>>> if you set it to false it shouldn't do the check, but that just
>>>>> makes
>>>>> my windows ff crash. (Rock.)
>>>>>
>>>>> I guess it's a security concern that remote pages not access local
>>>>> files, which is what we want to do here. I figure worst case the
>>>>> local files can be slurped through the application, which will
>>>>> use an
>>>>> http:// rather than file:// query, but that doesn't work for the
>>>>> applet, unless it had a listening port and was an http server as
>>>>> well. (Oh the ass.)
>>>>>
>>>>> This doesn't effect the "launching" of the media and running it on
>>>>> their computers, just the embedding of them in web pages.
>>>>>
>>>>> So ... I am not sure how you guys want to proceed with this.
>>>>>
>>>>> - Z
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
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