Quicktime player and relative path
scott at tactilemedia.com
Sat Jan 8 16:48:56 CST 2005
Recently, duane poncy wrote:
> I have tried to build my first standalone with Rev 2.5. My
> program needs a seperate mp3 to function, but the player
> did not show up on my stack in the standalone.
> Back to the Rev program. The player shows up fine with an
> absolute path, but when I set a relative path, my player
> disappears. I thought at first that I was designating the
> path incorrectly, so I tried several different
> alternatives. No luck. The player only shows up with an
> absolute path. I even tried putting the mp3 in the same
> folder as the app. Didn't work. Can someone tell me what
> I'm doing wrong?
Make sure you know what the path is relative to: your stack or the engine.
When you work in the IDE and use a relative path, the path will be relative
to the engine, which is in the Applications folder, unless you explicitly
reference a path to your stack. Once you've built a standalone, the engine
is now a part of your stack which is likely in a new location (not the
Applications folder), so the relative path will be different.
In my work, I usually build absolute paths based on the fileName of the
stack, storing it for later reference.
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