Media Context
VLC Extensions
Description:

Purpose:
* Displays contextual information about the currently playing media
* Adapted from similar scripts by rsyh93, Jean-Philippe Andre and ale5000

Status:
* MC has only been tested in Windows and Linux so far
- Let me know whether it works on other operating systems
* Only a few local files and remote streams have been tried

Crashes:
* VLC crashes when replaying the same local media file
- Here's the bug report: http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/5044
* VLC locks up if starting/stopping media when extension is busy
- Here's the bug report: http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/5070
* VLC locks up when downloading files after track changes
- Here's the bug report: http://trac.videolan.org/vlc/ticket/5056

Issues:
* There's some unwanted crap in with the topic information
- Wikipedia keeps changing its webpage code every few weeks
- I will update MC's filters whenever I see this happening
* The image shown sometimes isn't related to the context
- Google Images sometimes returns totally irrelevant results

Other:
* If you encounter other problems, please provide detailed descriptions
* When the above VLC bugs are fixed, I'll unlock/implement more features

3 years ago

Zeno20

When clicking on media context under view while video is playing i get a message saying Couldn't determine new media context yet

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3 years ago

Xavion

This means the video is missing metadata and the filename format wasn't recognised either.

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4 years ago

Janny123

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4 years ago

mothball

where do you install the file?

thanks

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4 years ago

Xavion

The VLC extension paths for the three main platforms are listed in this forum message: http://forum.videolan.org/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=71535#p236567

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4 years ago

mothball

thanks

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5 years ago

saladin12455

Thanks for ur kindness but still can't download even with IE and chrome
because systematically when i click download link it brings me to this adress: http://addons.videolan.org/CONTENT/content-files/143241-Media-Context.lua

and there no file for download !!!!!!!!!!!!

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5 years ago

saladin12455

Sorry Xavion I did not notice this : - when the file appears click on the menu file > save as... of your browser

in the instructions for installation. So everything works well. Thank you very much !

Endeed, my english is not fluent this why i do this mistake ...

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5 years ago

saladin12455

please ! why can't downlowd this plugin ... i am on firefox 11 and windows 7 (x64)

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5 years ago

Xavion

Both download locations are working for me right now. Maybe you should try again using Internet Explorer this time.

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2 years ago

timmy30274

i use firefox and saved them using
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/downthemall/
simple! when the Lua is shown, simply copy/paste link into downthemall manager. click the + to add a link and specify your location for saving.

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