Facebook slideshow

pho's picture

Hi,

I was trying to make a slideshow from facebook photos. Since I couldn't get an image index from the website, the only method that occurred to me was to use CoGe's Webkit patch. The only problem now is that I can't get the images to go forward without the help of the mouse patch, and in order to make the slideshow run automatically I can't really use that patch.

I don't know anything about javascript, so I don't if that will work either.

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cybero's picture
Re: Facebook slideshow

Facebook JavaScript causes a real lag with Firefox, that aside, the attached slight reworking should give you a slideshow.

I think Facebook is pants [frankly] for sharing a slideshow with anyone apart from Facebook users [which still isn't everyone].

BTW, this setup currently loads once and crashes out QC on a restart. YMMV, so might your experience with this setup.

Unless I'm missing out on something, Facebook slideshows are just click through items, you'll need to send mouse down DOM events to the page server. Not even sure if that can actually be done through Coge WebKit, but it would be sweet if it was. Personally I like the idea of a web address, with a timed slideshow delivered via XML.

Sadly, the actual URls to the Facebook slideshow images are really l-o-o-n-g and convoluted - [https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/16248_102583383095847_100000325564024_65923_8331235_n.jpg] , for instance •~ . This alone makes the XML route, listing an album in sequential URL order, into a bit of a non starter, although you could easily parse out the preceding domain and sub directory and then focus on those really l-o-o-n-g image names.

So, what the hell, run Facebook in Coge WebKit and just , well, click through.

If you want to go the Facebook JavaScripted Coge WebKit route and create something more sophisticated, then you'll have to study and understand the Facebook JS scripts to know what calls to feed in via the JavaScript input on the Coge plugin patch, you'll also have to find a way to tell Facebook slideshow theater that you are clicking, doing a mouse down event, to effect a calling for a new URL, to load in a new image of your Carousel.

My solution would be to not slideshow from Facebook. I have a distinct feeling that slideshowing from iCloud or Google is going to be less of a trial. A slideshow presented from a domain with XML Importer patch would be my preferred choice. Far more flexible and less l-o-o-o-n-g URLs.

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