[Swfdec] Question about Konq Support

Benjamin Otte otte at gnome.org
Wed Aug 27 10:54:28 PDT 2008

On Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 7:05 PM, Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.com> wrote:
> This makes it sound like it is looking for "file://" instead of "http://"?
> Is this a bug in swfdec_file_loader?
Surprisingly, no, this is not a bug. The File loader does indeed only
load files. Unnamed sources claim it's name might be influenced by

Joking aside, the problem you are running into here is that libswfdec
itself is designed to not do anything but decode Flash files.
Everything that would need further dependencies is left to "glue"
libraries, such as libswfdec-gtk. They implement all external
interactions. The most important of those being:
- hooking up Cairo output
- advancement/main loop integration
- sound output
- input (mouse and keyboard)
- HTTP support
There's a few others (sockets, JS integration, fullscreen), but those
are the important ones to get a sane player for your platform of
Maybe you could have a look at the swfdec-gtk source code to get a
feel for what the seperate source files achieve.


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