Death to Embedded Media. February 28, 2005 5:22 PM   Subscribe

Death to Embedded Media. Firefox extension for all you Embedded Media Whiners. [via]
posted by MiltonRandKalman to Etiquette/Policy at 5:22 PM (11 comments total)

Fuck you. Fuck all of y'all. I am a "whiner" because your ill-considered push media shakedown format fails on my primary ore secondary work or play computer? Nay. Fucking nay.
posted by crunchburger at 5:39 PM on February 28, 2005

Every time I try to download and install a 'non-approved' or 'non-authorized' or 'non-blessed-by -Firefox' extension it hoses my browser.
posted by fixedgear at 5:49 PM on February 28, 2005

The new Download Actions panel coming in Firefox 1.1 might just make this extension irrelevant.

fixedgear: this extension is also available on Mozilla Update. But I'm guessing that something is wrong with your profile for you to be seeing that behavior-- or perhaps you were just unlucky with trying to install a few extensions that conflict with some others you already had.
posted by catachresoid at 6:07 PM on February 28, 2005

Fuck you. Fuck all of y'all.

Someone woke up on the wrong side of the URL this morning.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 9:29 PM on February 28, 2005

odinsdream writes "Something tells me this won't work with flash-based embedded video players... those are the worst of all."

There's a flash-blocking extension, called (surprise!) Flashblock. You could also I suppose modify mediaplayer connectivity to download the .swf file to somewhere other than your temp directory.

And apparently there's also a firefox extension specifically for metafilter.
posted by orthogonality at 10:55 PM on February 28, 2005

orthogonality, are you indeed the developer of that extension?
posted by catachresoid at 2:38 AM on March 1, 2005

Unfortunately this doesn't really solve any of the big problems. The clip is still streaming, which means [buffering] that you still have to [buffering] wait for [buffering] the [buffering] clip. All this really does is grok the source for the URL of the media clip, then cuts and pastes it into your media player.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 6:25 AM on March 1, 2005

catachresoid writes "orthogonality, are you indeed the developer of that extension?"

I saw it listed on
posted by orthogonality at 9:10 AM on March 1, 2005

1. This extension was developed by someone with the handle 'orthogonal'.
2. You say that you try to get the same handle when you can.
3. You commented on the extension here within 24 hours of it being listed on, on the low-traffic announce board, not the main list.
4. You didn't answer my question directly.

Interesting, no?
posted by catachresoid at 6:03 PM on March 1, 2005

Interesting, no?

not really. it's metatalk, in the comments, not an FPP, and he's not offering anything for sale, for fuck's sake. whether or not orthogonality developed some plugin really doesn't seem that important. at. all.
posted by fake at 4:42 AM on March 2, 2005

fake, I'm not talking about the breaking of the self-linking ethos, I'm talking about the providing of un-reviewed code to a community.

And I'm curious as to the reasons why orthogonality would distance himself so much from code he wrote--if that is indeed the case.

I try not to use code presented to me in unusual circumstances.
posted by catachresoid at 4:09 PM on March 2, 2005

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