Linux Software Map: Universal MIME Plug-in for Netscape

  • Version: 1.1
  • Entered-date: 1997-04-23
  • Description: This is a Universal (I hope) MIME plug-in for Linux. Basically, given a configuration file, it registers the plug-in with a corresponding MIME type. For each MIME type, there must be associated extension(s) and command line to run. For instance, given the MIME type audio/x-midi, it would register with Netscape that it can handle embedded files with the .mid extensions. Of course, a program like playmidi is required to play the file. Take a look at the sample configuration file for examples of how to configure the plug-in. This program was developed to play embedded midi and wav music. Since it requires seperate programs to actually play the file, it does not support streaming. Nor does it have the funky midi and wav controls seen in the Windows version of Netscape, although I would like to add them eventually.
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  • Keywords: plugin netscape midi wav linux
  • Author: (Carl Shimer)
  • Maintained-by: (Michael J. Long) (Carl Shimer)
  • Platforms: Linux, Solaris, Irix, should recompile on other architectures
  • Copying-policy: GPL
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