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Windows 7: Change file association for viewing on-screen webcam


07 Aug 2013   #11

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by clemenzina View Post
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I need to know how to get this VLC plug-in out of Opera and replace it with WMP, I shall try the Opera forums.
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For Opera 12.16, you can install the WMP plug-in from here:
http://www.opera.com/docs/plugins/installation/#wmp
That link just sends you to here:
http://www.interoperabilitybridges.c...lugin-download
And that link leads you to this file to download:
https://msopentechsitestorage.blob.c...efoxplugin.exe

You should close all web browsers before installing that WMP plug-in.

Here is what you have now:
Change file association for viewing on-screen webcam-1-vlc.png

Installing the WMP plug-in will break the RSBP website:
Change file association for viewing on-screen webcam-2-wmp.png
Nothing will stream from that website and maybe other websites that try to use the WMP plug-in via Opera. That is probably why Opera 15 has dropped support for that very old (2007) WMP plug-in.

However, if you want to use the file that I've attached to this post...
(carnyxlive.html inside carnyxlive.zip)
...you can get Opera 12.16 and the WMP plug-in to display the stream of interest:
Change file association for viewing on-screen webcam-3-wmp-local.png
Just place the carnyxlive.html file on your desktop.
Open Opera.
Drag/drop the carnyxlive.html file into the Opera window.
If Opera is your default browser, then you can just double click on the carnyxlive.html file.

Using the carnyxlive.html file should help you avoid the issue that you mentioned in a PM about the RSBP website somehow shifting positions. WMP reconnects pretty fast for me via the carnyxlive.html file. I'm just not sure how many websites will not display embedded video streams once you install that old plug-in.

You might also want to consider uninstalling VLC and install the 64bit version... since you no longer need the 32bit plug-in for your Opera 32 bit browser.



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07 Aug 2013   #12

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Here is a version of that HTML file that refreshes itself. You can keep both versions on your desktop and load the auto-refreshing version when you are going to be away from the computer.

Notice in the video below that different browsers do different things with the info in that HTML file. Opera seems to respect some size limit set by the stream itself. IE10 seems to let you make the video as big (and thus blurry) as you want.



The refresh time is in seconds. I set it to 1200 seconds (the 20 minutes that you were using). Near the end of the video, I change that to 12 seconds so that you can see the reconnect rate that I'm seeing.

IE10 honors these showcontrols="0" showstatusbar="0" settings; Opera (and that WMP plug-in) does not. Those settings are set to 1 in the attached file, but you can set them to 0 to turn off those two parts of WMP if you want.


To those that know HTML better than I do. Feel free to create a better version of the file. I probably removed more HTML code than is normal, but it works - so.... :-)


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File Type: zip carnyxlive-refresh.zip (324 Bytes, 1 views)
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07 Aug 2013   #13

W7 HP 64bit | W7 Pro 64-bit | W7 HP 64-bit
 
 

QUOTE UI = "Opera (and that WMP plug-in)"


"What WMP plug-in?" thinks I, "I don't have one."

So I've been puzzling over the HTML file all day (on and off), testing it out and I can't handle it... and I've only just seen that there was another message prior to the last one.

I'm going to have to start all over again. Please don't think your messages are ignored. I noted how carefully and precisely you prepared the video but I can't see it well enough, so I'm going to have to take my recording laptop (15" full HD screen) out of service and watch the video on that. That will have to wait until the night-time when there is likely to be no activity. It's the end of the season so there isn't much activity, but earlier today I missed 2 landings while I was trying to adjust stuff with the recording going on.

Thank you for everything you are doing for me. I'll be back
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08 Aug 2013   #14

W7 HP 64bit | W7 Pro 64-bit | W7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
For Opera 12.16, you can install the WMP plug-in from here:
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You should close all web browsers before installing that WMP plug-in.
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Nothing will stream from that website and maybe other websites that try to use the WMP plug-in via Opera. That is probably why Opera 15 has dropped support for that very old (2007) WMP plug-in.
Just a quickie to let you know that I need a good smack, I'm not reading instructions! Suffice to say that I've uninstalled the WMP plug-in (BTW, I found a guide to show Opera the plug-in path but it turned out to be out-of-date) which got me exactly the result you predicted, but took the opportunity to reinstall VLC 2.0.8 which had kept crashing, however I've got to do it again now cos I didn't download the 64-bit version. Neither VLC nor Opera offer their 64-bit versions up-front, inexcusable! See you later.
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08 Aug 2013   #15

W7 HP 64bit | W7 Pro 64-bit | W7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
Notice in the video below that different browsers do different things with the info in that HTML file. Opera seems to respect some size limit set by the stream itself. IE10 seems to let you make the video as big (and thus blurry) as you want.
I do need to be able to adjust the video size because the smaller the better (but still viewable from about 4 feet), for the sake of video editing - the bigger the "frame" the more sluggish it is to skip or scroll thru recordings. I notice that Firefox will let me adjust the size, so I'm just going to compare refresh times, Opera taking about 8 seconds, which I think is too long.
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