[theora] Simple Question : mozilla PFS service .

xiphmont at xiph.org xiphmont at xiph.org
Tue Mar 11 17:15:24 PDT 2008

On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 7:21 PM, michel memeteau
<michel.memeteau at gmail.com> wrote:

>  :-) , Well, I think you missed the point of my question :

Yes, I think they did miss the point of your question :-)

>  http://wiki.mozilla.org/PFS  is plugin finder service.
>  basically when Firefox see a MimeType with no plugin to handle and the
>  use click on the rectangle ......
>  It sends a request to the PFS URL, default is the mozilla server.
>  So I guess mozilla redirects to XPI packages for flash for example.
>  What I'm wondering is why Mozilla do not currently redirect a
>  video/ogg plugin request to some opensource XPI package we would
>  submit such as VLC, annodex etc....

The most recent Firefox versions have native Theora support. I know
the support is still experimental, but with native support there's no
need for a plugin.

(Let me know if there's something I'm missing)


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