klaus at major-k.de
Mon Oct 25 13:13:46 CDT 2004
> I want to put a large movie (126 Mb) onto a CD and play it from a Rev
> standalone file. Part of our school yearbook...
> (Rev does not appear to want to build a standalone with an imported
> movie of this size. Is there an optimum file size not to exceed when
> building a standalone?)
An old rule of thumb (from the old MetaCard staff!):
A stack will work BEST, if it is not bigger than 4 to 5 MB...
OK, that was a couple of years ago and today maybe 10-15 MB...??? WILD
> It was simple to reference it on the Mac and it works well in the Rev
> stack building environment.
> Next, I built a standalone for the Windows platform, half expecting
> the movie to be in the data folder.
> It isn't.
Yep, Rev does not copy referenced files to the standalone folder...
> Where should I put the movie, and at what point?
How do/would you reference the movie on your mac?
> If I am to put it on the CD, together with the standalone, but not
> inside the data folder,
> is it enough simply to have it in the same folder as the Rev stack
> while referencing it?
I all depends on the FILENAME of your player-object...
Of course you could set it dynamically, but i would suggest to use
relative paths right away
also in the dev environment...
This way there won't be any problems ever with referenced files
I always set the directory to the stack i am working at and that will
become the standalone...
When a standalone starts up, "the directory" is automatically set to
the folder the standalone
So if you have a folder "videos" (or subfolders or whatever) inside
this folder (where the standalone...)
you can simply set the filename of your player to
"videos/its_the_arts.mov" and it will be found...
I mostly use the import button and then delete the first part of the
resulting absolute part! Less typos ;-)
Rev will use an absolute path if available and will also be happy to
find a relative path
inside the current folder a.k.a "the directory"...
So in dev environment i set the directory to:
and relative paths work very fine, ALWAYS!
Hope that helps :-)
> Baie dankie uit Kaapstad.
> home page: http://artistvision.org (...a work in progress...)
> weblog: http://creatingfineart.blogspot.com/
Best from germany
klaus at major-k.de
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