LO as an NPAPI browser plugin host?

Stephan Bergmann sbergman at redhat.com
Wed Nov 21 01:12:52 PST 2012

On 11/16/2012 06:01 PM, Stephan Bergmann wrote:
> On 11/16/2012 04:50 PM, Regina Henschel wrote:
>> Stephan Bergmann schrieb:
>>> There is a little-known(?) feature in LO that allows to plug browser
>>> plugins based on the NPAPI standard to display (multimedia) content
>>> inside LO documents.  In Writer at least, it is available via "Insert -
>>> Object - Plug-in...".
>>> The implementation is in extensions/source/plugin/ (which has
>>> platform-specific branches for aqua, unx, and win) and np_sdk/.  And it
>>> appears to be horribly broken, see below for details.
>> It works fine here for Flash. I use LO3.6 on WinXP. I can insert a flash
>> file via Insert-Object-Plug-in into a presentation. It works in edit
>> mode and in presentation mode. So it is not "horrible" broken.
> The situation on Windows might be different indeed, given how the
> implementations of LO's plugin host interface, but likely also the
> plugins themselves, differ across platforms.  Thanks for sharing.

Looks like at least on Mac OS X and Windows, pluging .swf files (which 
is arguably the most -- if not the only -- relevant use-case) via the 
Adobe flash player plugin indeed still works fine.


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