Power and Responsibility
Streaming between machines. The helper application
of the browser is waiting for commands.
A textfile with a series of
URLs is welcome.
The server adds a Content-Type that tells the browser what to do.
-- begin of shark.m4u --
-- end of shark.m4u --
with lynx and mplayer and some text:
-- begin of ~/.mailcap --
# Copyright (c) 1991 Bell Communications Research, Inc. (Bellcore)
video/vnd.mpegurl; mplayer -playlist %s /dev/null 2>&1 &
-- end of ~/.mailcap --
with Firefox and VideoLan Client and some action:
What should Firefox do with this file?
Do this automatically for files like this from now on.
See also Help, Troubleshooting Information.
when servers or browsers dont unterstand Content-Types:
Download shark.m4u to your desktop.
Double-click, Choose Application, Enable: All Applications.