sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
sanke at hrz.uni-kassel.de
Thu Dec 23 06:41:05 CST 2004
Paul Salyers wrote:
<I'm a formal VB user and will most likely switch to Revolution. The main
<problem I'm having is to make a program web interactive it will cost
<another $79. I wish Revolution would make a web page object like VB has.
<Oh-well so far all else is better. I like the more English commands here.
A number of other moderately priced multimedia authoring systems offer "web
objects". Runrev should indeed consider to integrate a web control, too.
Purchasing and adding Chipp's altBrowser would be one way to achieve this. It
would impair Chipps earned profit, but maybe he can strike a good deal.
Two examples, which also offer other features some of us would like to have in
1. "Neobook" <www.neosoftware.com>
"Neobook 4" - 199 US$ - includes a web object.
"Neobook 5" - will be released in January - has improved web capabilities:
"The compiler now supports HTML files! Simply place an HTML file inside a Web
Browser object, and the compiler will parse the file and include any linked
images, other HTML files, etc. automatically. HTML content does not need to be
extracted for viewing."
2. "Multimedia Builder" <www.mediachance.com> includes a web object, too
Multimedia Builder sells for $ 60 US - including a MP3 license and
$ 45 US without (but with the web object).
Additional features of Multimedia Builder that would be nice to have in
Revolution (quotations from the website):
"From this version you can place any rectangular object over the Video object!
Video still plays OnTop, but it's now "masked" with the objects placed over the
"Added "Web Archive (*.mht file) to HTML object and Browser function."
"Integrated macromedia Flash object - you can control MMB script from Macromedia
Both programs have a very much usable IDE and a script language - which, for
that matter, of course do not compare to the potential of XTalk languages, but
offer low-end alternatives for beginning programmers with a restricted budget.
I have licensed Multimedia Builder for use in my programming classes and use it
alongside with Revolution. Since Runrev has given up to offer a free "Starter
Edition", quite a number of students - who just want to have some more options
than with Power Point or Ezedia - choose Multimedia Builder.
It should also be noted that MMB with its integrated web object and as a
full-fledged authoring system with its low price is a very affordable program
and accompanied by a number of additional programs like RealDraw Pro (with
excellent features to produce transparent graphics) or Photo correction
utilities that are also low-priced. Check out their lively website and
Unfortunately both Neobook and MMB are only available for Windows.
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