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Re: [Lynx-dev] EXTERNAL with lynx

From: Thomas Dickey
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] EXTERNAL with lynx
Date: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:57:44 -0400
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On Mon, Sep 01, 2014 at 10:09:19AM -0400, Jude DaShiell wrote:
> I tried using EXTERNAL to play streams from vlc on a Linux platform.
> That failed since the URL field would need to have a suffix of an
> URL to scan in order to enable playing of streams like .pls with vlc
> and lynx.  If that is possible using EXTERNAL, I didn't find it
> described in lynx.cfg. Might another way around this problem be some
> good entries in a .mailcap file?  If so, I could study the .mailcap
> file format and maybe come up with some good entries to share that
> will more completely enable mplayer and vlc working with lynx and
> share those with the list when I get them working.  Ultimately such
> a .mailcap file might be a little extra support for the lynx browser
> for users to download and install.  I have retired and my my own
> computer equipment nobody else uses so would have time to figure out
> as much as possible along these lines if there's interest. Finally,
> if for some of this the wheel has already been invented I don't see
> any good sense in reinventing such a wheel.

This for example:

Thomas E. Dickey <address@hidden>

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