MMx additional idea Rated 3 out of 5 stars

PLugin is useles without MMx solution. I want to send YT and other Streaming to VLC couse VLC can play them.

BUT i also want option to send MULTIPLE SELECTION LINK to VLC.
Using plugin SNAP LINKS PLUS and mving RIght click over many links and holding CTRL then releasing Right Click i get option to open in tabs, window or copy. Good would be to have option for all selected tabs to open in VLC. SO i think MMx solution can be made to show up in also all Context menus also the short one.
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/snaplinksplus/

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add on is very good.
I wished I had better coding skills like MMx to suggest more improvements to this cool code. Here is one I wish it could do: Instead of sending the URL to VLC, send the highlighted text to the playlist. Can anyone suggest quick mods like MMX did?
Great add on. Keep up the good work,
TeoS

:) with MMx's "hack", any extension (that VLC support) or no extension it'd still work! Rated 4 out of 5 stars

MMx's method does work & greatly increase the usability, so i hope the creator of this add-on can make it work like that by default w/o going though the extra "hack" on the next version...

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Here's a quick hack that made this addon from "not too useful" to "supersweet" for me:
1. Close Firefox
2. Find vlcplaylist@helgatauscher.de.xpi in your Firefox profile and unzip it
3. Inside that find the file vlcplaylist.xul and edit it:
- find the line that says <script type="application/x-javascript" src="vlcplaylist.js" /> and delete it
- find where it says oncommand="vlc.addUrl(gContextMenu.linkURL);" and change that to oncommand="vlc.addUrl(gContextMenu.onLink ? gContextMenu.linkURL : content.location);"
4. Zip the file back inside vlcplaylist@helgatauscher.de.xpi

This way the Add to VLC menu item is always there (what Yakov tried to do), and you can click the page background to send its URL to VLC. I.e. when you're browsing some Youtube channel, you can right click and send to vlc all the videos you would like to watch, and you can also send the video that you have currently opened ;-)

Can't be used if the URL has no extension... Rated 3 out of 5 stars

...so useless to me. Adding something like * to the extension list didn't work.

4.5 stars Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Yeah, I'm rounding up. This works really well, but to get the final half star, I'd like to see the following:

1. Proper capitalization: The menu item should be "Add URL to VLC playlist."

2. More defaults, like .m4v, so I don't have to add that manually.

3. Better vlc.exe detection. I had it installed in the default (Windows 32-bit) location, and yet the addon still couldn't find it automatically. (Even better would be to check the registry in Windows)

Yeah, these are all nitpicks. But that's all that's wrong with this addon. It's almost perfect!

BTW, it would seem that it would be pretty easy to convert this into a more generic addon. Add a place for command line options and let people pick their preferred executable, and it would work with any media player. Then all you'd need is some default settings for common media programs and to change the context menu (perhaps giving an option to change it), and you'd be set.

Thank you for the hints!

I'll compensate for the roundup and update the addon soon ...

Plus: There are already plans for a more generic version, indeed. However, not each and every player will allow for adding to its playlist via command line call. It's a tedious work to find out which players do and how the proper parameters would be. On top of that you may want to send different sets of file types to different applications. I'll probably have to rely on feedback from the users about their working configurations to integrate useful defaults.

It does what it says Rated 5 out of 5 stars

The items are added to vlc as indicated, but it didn'tn work for me, since I wan't to hear very short audios (e.g words in dictionary) and they are not reproduced to the very end. I mean, I can play the file but it stops a little before the end of it.

EDIT: As the developer says, it is a VLC bug. Adding the links manually to the player gives the same results. The addon is ok.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2). 

Audio cut-off bugs in VLC ...

.. are known in several versions. Does the problem also occur when you add the audio links to VLC manually? (In Browser: Right click / copy target address, in VLC: Media / open network stream / paste address) - If so, it is not an addon problem, but a VLC bug. You could try a different VLC version then.

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Addon is now being continued under https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/vlc-context-menu-continued/

Addon wird fortgeführt unter https://addons.mozilla.org/de/firefox/addon/vlc-context-menu-continued/

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2).  This user has a previous review of this add-on.

Official continuation

"VLC context menu" development will be continued here in this place and there are plans for further enhancements (other than version bumps and additional file name extensions). However I am happy to see enthusiastic users refining the addon. Feuerluchs, if you are interested in contributing to the original version, please contact me (email address in the right hand side bar). The automatic version bump to FF9 is supposed to happen this week (if tests pass).

Thanks Feuerluchs Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Thanks Feuerluchs it works great !

(Btw change "wv" by "wmv" in your file)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2). 

Short and sweet Rated 5 out of 5 stars

Does what it says on the tin. Good work!

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.7.2). 

VLC Rated 1 out of 5 stars

It doesn't work with MacOs X 10.5.7
FireFox 3.0.11 is unable to install the plugin.

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.5). 

Platform restrictions ...

... removed with version 0.6 (previously limited to Winnt/Linux)

Agree with programmer Rated 4 out of 5 stars

This add-on was the only way I could get music to start streaming from Jamendo. So, I see VLC Context Menu as quite worthwhile having installed.

Still, as programmer points out, no new options show up on the right-click menu. This is inconsistent with both the title and description provided for VLC Context Menu. Hence, 4 stars.

One further problem, but maybe it is not the add-on's fault, is that vlc doesn't appear to be buffering the streamed music very well, which is resulting in jerky play. I didn't have this problem on the intermittent occasions when I got Jamendo's own player to work. I'm quite the newb when it comes to streaming, so I don't know how/whether this can be fixed - but ideally, this problem would not be apparent. If the problem is with my VLC settings, then it would be nice if the add-on automatically (albeit optionally) changed VLC's settings for optimal streaming quality.

Anyway, thank you Helga Tauscher for your hard work :)

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4). 

http caching

After starting out with the most common ones, I went trough the VLC feature list to find the file extensions for all supported audio formats - hope I didn't forget too much ... see the new version 0.5

As for the VLC streaming options: The addon currently starts VLC with only two options: --playlist-enqueue and --one-instance. It could also set something like --http-caching, but you should better set the caching time in your VLC preferences according to your needs. In the medium term I plan to release a more generic version where you can also set options on addon level if you want.

Rated 4 out of 5 stars

It works well, but the right click menu-item doesn't show up for some formats.
It would be great to have it work for all the vlc supported formats:
http://www.videolan.org/vlc/features.html

This review is for a previous version of the add-on (0.4).