[PD] tabread~ demo in WebPd
chris at mccormick.cx
Thu Jun 3 04:23:41 CEST 2010
That is correct, you need a special build of Firefox to use it now.
Those Firefox-audio patches are getting put in for review for the main
Firefox build tonight, so I think that probably quite soon they will see
the light of day in that browser. Once that happens, WebPd will work by
default in vanilla builds of Firefox, and I guess most Firefox users
download upgrades as soon as they come in. One in three people use
Firefox globally, which means this kind of change carries some clout
(The percentage of users in Europe is even higher).
In addition, a w3 working group called AudioXG has been formed which
includes some of the larger companies (I think it is Mozilla, Google, HP,
Yahoo, but not 100% sure about that). I reckon the odds are high that
WebKit (e.g. Safari, Chrome) will follow quickly behind with an
implementation like Mozilla's. [What a pity that WebKit, a fork of the GPL
KHTML, isn't controlled by hackers any more since Apple forked it. I am
really interested to see how Apple will cripple their WebKit implementation
since this technology is so disruptive to part of their core business of
selling music. I doubt very much that the browser on their hand held
devices, for example, will be allowed access to audio. We'll see.]
Also, somebody was working on a small Flash program to allow this stuff to
work in non-audio-enabled browsers. Even if that particular project
doesn't continue, I think it's likely that something to bridge the gap for
IE users will be created.
near you very soon. I think it's really cool that some Pd patches will be
working in the browser already when that happens. I've been spending a few
hours of my spare time per day at the moment working on this, and you can
see my progress in the tests which pass here:
<http://mccormick.cx/dev/webpd/tests.html>. Recently I have been getting
messages and triggers, and [line~] working.
Patches welcome. :)
On Wed, 2 Jun 2010 18:37:47 -0400, Hans-Christoph Steiner <hans at at.or.at>
> Sounds very cool, but it sounds like you need a special build of
> Firefox to use it, right?
> On May 29, 2010, at 12:18 PM, chrism wrote:
>> Here's a new small demo of [tabread~] and some other dsp objects
>> in the browser:
>> Here's a video (seems to play ok in Firefox):
>> Want to contribute? Go here:
>> I would love some help with this project.
>> I re-licensed it under AGPLv3 (like GPLv3 but requires that you also
>> release the source code if you provide the program only over a
>> PS Don't forget to "view source" to see how it works! :)
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