Feature #747

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Embedded Media Preview

Added by Mark Mandel 2485 days ago. Updated 2296 days ago.

Status:New Start:08/25/2012
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:Frontend GNOME
Target version:-
Complexity:

High

Votes: 2 (View)

Description

If a chat user pastes a link to an image file, or a video link (youtube, vimeo, facebook etc), a preview would be displayed inline in the chat window.

Clicking on the preview could either open in a new browser window, or open a media viewer. Could be either or.

http://www.conceitedsoftware.com/linkinus Does this, and it's very nice.

History

Updated by Mirco Bauer 2299 days ago

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  • Category set to Frontend GNOME
  • Complexity set to High

Updated by Ron DuPlain 2299 days ago

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Mark Mandel wrote:

If a chat user pastes a link to an image file, or a video link (youtube, vimeo, facebook etc), a preview would be displayed inline in the chat window.

fwiw, I asked about other possible Linux IRC clients which can do this:
http://askubuntu.com/q/262118/113086

When I asked about this feature in #quassel, it seemed that the logic to expand the chat view would be difficult for that client. I'm using irssi now, but smuxi is interesting!

Updated by Oliver Schneider 2296 days ago

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This has to be carefully done, otherwise it'll be a huge security risk.

1. this would be the only time the frontend ever connects to somewhere other than the server (as far as i know).
in case of local engines, this is no issue, but if the user has setup a proxy on an remote engine and wishes to use that proxy for media, too, this would have to be considered (or create custom settings for the frontend, that are saved in the local frontend ini file instead of the server)

2. if any urls are allowed, this could be used to figure out the ip address of a user.
so either limit it to a predefined list (also in the frontend settings)
and/or create a list of user@server combos whose media is autoexpanded

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