Waiting until a player is loaded
J. Landman Gay
jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sun Oct 1 13:31:17 CDT 2006
> Oh.. yes, fun with QuickTime and players...
> I'm deep into this myself, with remote URL's, streaming media
> -- Windows boulders and sand traps...
> Try this -- assumes your screen shot could be one or two frames in --
> and -- you are not in a big rush....
> untested hack, that avoids trying to
> resolve the nagging "it should work, but doesn't"
> from the school of "WHEW" (WHatEverWorks)
> set filename of player "newPlayer"
> start player "newPlayer"
> stop player "newPlayer"
> # in the player itself.
> on playStopped
> # take your screen shot now
> # my goodness, it *must* be rendered in the
> # VRAM at this point, bien sur! (Mauritian Creole "for sure!)
> end playStopped
This is even better, and works fine. I didn't have to use the
playstopped message, all I have to do is:
start player "temp"
stop player "temp"
This removes the jerkiness that a wait command causes, always displays
the movie image, makes a very smooth snapshot visually, and works great.
WHEW indeed. :)
Jacqueline Landman Gay | jacque at hyperactivesw.com
HyperActive Software | http://www.hyperactivesw.com
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