Re: [dev] [OT] Music?

From: Kris Maglione <>
Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:00:15 -0400

On Wed, Sep 22, 2010 at 12:41:01AM +0000, hiro wrote:
>did you consider using webfs?

No, and I'll give you my reasons,

1) It's been several years since I last ported webfs to
    plan9port, and I wasn't in the mood to do it again.
2) webfs needs a client, and I'd have had to write one. I'd
    rather have used hget, but webcookies isn't ported, and even
    if it were, plan9port's hget isn't modified to access it the
    p9p way.
3) Even if webcookies were ported, YouTube requires a player
    that can read the cookies from a previous web access, and
    none of them support mplayer. It would require an external
    process to prefetch for every play (or a real OS mount of the
    filesystem, and opening the data stream file with the
    player), which means no live seeking.

Kris Maglione
The computing scientist's main challenge is not to get confused by the
complexities of his own making.
	--Edsger W. Dijkstra
Received on Wed Sep 22 2010 - 03:00:15 CEST

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