I like this add-on when it was working. Because it was such a good add-on but not is a not working in Firefox Nightly 55 and... it is disabled because it is not comparable with e10s. Please this add-on is disabled.. because it is not compatible with mulltiprocess. Please make this add-on compatible with mulltiprocess... so this add-on can be used. Thank you
Hi rosekitsun1, thank you for your feedback. I am aware of the incompatibility with Firefox 57 and onwards. Mozilla changed the Addon mechanisms to new technologies that restrict more harshly what Addons are allowed to do. This is to prevent malicious Addons from exploiting their host systems and thus harming the user, but at the same time it prohibits what this Addon is doing. I am still trying to get my head around a potential solution. I originally wrote this addon because it is useful to me, thus if I find a way to implement something similar with newer Firefox versions, I will also share it with the public, whether this is an Addon or something else. Please reconsider you negative judgement, because the addon correctly claims its compatibility and is not broken. Cheers, Helga
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/
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
Here's a quick hack that made this addon from "not too useful" to "supersweet" for me: 1. Close Firefox 2. Find email@example.com in your Firefox profile and unzip it 3. Inside that find the file vlcplaylist.xul and edit it: - find the line that says
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.
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.
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.
.. 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.
"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).
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 :)
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.