QUOTE(tom.1 @ May 31 2007, 12:25)
could you leave a short explanation of the new preferences menu-item "Enable plugin signature method"? I cannot figure out what that does, so I'm not sure whether my translation is correct. Does your extension use any plug-ins or do you mean Firefox' plug-ins to display the vidoes (I guess that)- but what do they sign and why should I turn that off/use another method? Am I not up-to-date with this stuff?
I'll definitely have to be a bit more verbose about this in the update and faq pages when i will submit this version
The plugin method works by analyzing the current HTML page and searching for special <object> tags where the CLSID value (used to select a specific browser) has some known values (the ones for windows media player, quicktime and realmedia plugins). I can then extract the movie URL out of the object parameters. the method can also detect URLs from the <embed> tag.
Why did i add a preference to disable it ? Well, it's just a risk concern. With almost 1 million installs of the extension, i just don't want to take any risk if a new feature i add can potentially affect the overall extension (in this case, it could generate too many hits). If this feature ever cause problems, my users will be able to disable it from the preferences without requiring a new version to fix it.