Relative paths for external audio and video files?

Robin Banerjee robinb at cogs.susx.ac.uk
Sat Sep 21 04:07:01 CDT 2002


Dear Jerry,

I was just about to post this exact question myself, so I would be grateful
if you could let me know of any solution you find on this! I've used Import
as Control myself, but you're right - it's not ideal for larger files and in
any case it doesn't seem to transport across platforms, which is what I want
to do (I'm developing on a mac but want to burn on cd to use on windows).

Robin
> 
> I am a new user of Revolution. I noticed that both Videos and Images are not
> embedded and need to connect with external files. This is easy when I'm
> building, the images and videos are right there on my hard drive. But when I
> build to CD I need relative paths so that the images and videos I burned to
> disc will play in anyones CD drive regardless of the Drive letter.  How do
> you create/insert relative paths in Revolution?
> 
> I am resending this for publication in full on the list. I was advised by a
> kind gentleman on the users mail list that Import as Control would work.
> Well, Yes and No.  I was able to import as control images, text and snapshot
> but not video or audio files.  Is there a secret to this? Video files work
> great from the toolbar.  Then there is the question of whether you would
> want embedded video files sized 387mb as anything but external files. I am
> running Rev version 1.1.1 on a PC running Windows 98SE.
> 
> Thanks for your reply

-- 
Dr Robin Banerjee
robinb at cogs.susx.ac.uk




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