taskLinterna Mágica - Tasks: task #11838, Add support for Kickstarter clips

 
 

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task #11838: Add support for Kickstarter clips

Submitter:  Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
Submitted:  Sun 19 Feb 2012 04:45:06 PM UTC
 
Should Start On:  Sun 19 Feb 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC Should be Finished on:  Sun 19 Feb 2012 12:00:00 AM UTC
Category:  * Web page (general) Priority:  * 5 - Normal
Status:  Done Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  valkov Open/Closed:  Closed
Planned Release:  0.0.12
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Sun 19 Feb 2012 04:47:47 PM UTC, comment #1: 

Code was committed in revision 258.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
Project Administrator
Sun 19 Feb 2012 04:45:06 PM UTC, original submission:  

This task is meant as an explanation of the support in Kickstarter.

Kickstarter inserts a flash object in the page when the user clicks the play-icon image over every clip and there is flash plugin installed. Linterna Mágica works out of the box in this case. Few CSS fixes are needed.

The second scenario is when there is no plugin installed. It seems Kickstarter includes the JWPlayer library with a script tag, but the calls to it are not in the HTML. The other included scripts are minified, so even fetching and parsing will not work.

Fortunately there is a way to support the website without flash plugin installed. The link to the video is held by a div with class "video-player" in its non-standard attribute called "data-video". The function no_flash_plugin_installed is defined for the website. The code extracts the link from and the rest of the needed data from that div and its children. A call to create_video_object is made, so the replacement object can be inserted in the DOM.

Ivaylo Valkov <valkov>
Project Administrator

 

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