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Suggestion: Video Integration

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MikeForshock
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Suggestion: Video Integration

In some previous (legacy) platforms we had the ability to embedded video (RTSP, HTML) typically though the old OLE/ActiveX platform.

We have used the Remote Image option to update snapshots on a specific interval or action, but a live video option would certainly be a great addition for some applications. With the new HTML5 Virtual Client now part of 2019, maybe progress will be made to implement a HTML5 Video element that can use the codecs available on the machine.

 

Just a simple request or suggestion, for now we launch a dedicated VMS viewer.


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MikeForshock
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Chrome/WebKit is now used for the internal web page viewer as of version 2021.

 

Cannot do a download function, but most other functions appear to work (new window, responsive layouts).

 

 

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JChamberlain
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

You can open hyperlinks to web pages in ViewX, so if the video is on a page already it should work.

MikeForshock
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Correct, you can force the default browser to open. We do this often to load external reporting and video connections

I am hoping more along the lines of embedding actual video in the mimic.

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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

@JChamberlain thanks for sharing your thoughts .its working 

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BevanWeiss
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Having an embedded video player within ViewX would still be good though 😉


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MikeForshock
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Since it appears Chromium/WebKit (Chrome, Edge (New), Operara, etc.) will now rule the world why not join the party with the integrated viewer:

 

Chromium Embedded Framework.

https://bitbucket.org/chromiumembedded/

 

Has links to using with .Net, Delphi, Java and others.

 

Allows embedding the web browser similar to how the ViewX currently embeds the IE ActiveX control.
A little bit of work and can keep security going.

Nearly every VMS and other machine vision camera works well inside a browser.

 

Allow a Inset window with the ViewX instead of only allowing a new or navigate and this will be easy to begin integration.

 

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BevanWeiss
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Hi @MikeForshock 

I'm not sure that ViewX has ActiveX anymore.  I know that it did have it (albeit unsupported) back in 2013 era (and prior), but I'm pretty sure when they migrated up to the 2014/2015 platform and had the major UI revamp it was dropped completely.

 

ViewX does actually already have a Chromium component, it's used to popout the GeoSpatial maps.  But these also aren't capable of being embedded into a ViewX Mimic at this stage (although I've got a few feature requests that I've submitted around this).

 

Definitely worth sending in feature request tickets in my opinion (to your local Tech Support contact).  Without feedback from End Users / System Integrators on what direction the product 'should' take, it becomes a guessing game for Schneider/AVEVA.

 


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MikeForshock
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Interesting they would have Chromium support for the Geo/Maps but use the old OLE/ActiveX web component for displaying hyperlinks in ViewX:

HTTP USER AGENT: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 7.0; Windows NT 6.2; WOW64; Trident/7.0; .NET4.0C; .NET4.0E; .NET CLR 2.0.50727; .NET CLR 3.0.30729; .NET CLR 3.5.30729; Tablet PC 2.0)

 

I am aware they no longer allow ActiveX integration within the ViewX and dont want that back haha.

 

 

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MikeForshock
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

Chrome/WebKit is now used for the internal web page viewer as of version 2021.

 

Cannot do a download function, but most other functions appear to work (new window, responsive layouts).

 

 

BevanWeiss
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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

It can't be nested within a normal Mimic display though right? (I've got 2021 installed, but haven't used it much).

If it supported a nested HTML 'viewer' (i.e. a display element on a standard Mimic that could be set with a URL) that would be great...


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Re: Suggestion: Video Integration

No Bevan, though that has been lodged as an enhancement request.