Streaming internet Media w QT and Rev Players-- Best Practice

J. Landman Gay jacque at hyperactivesw.com
Sat Sep 16 22:57:13 CDT 2006


Sivakatirswami wrote:

> and also I found this little golden nugget hidden in the documentation,
> 
> set the currentTime of player "My Player" to zero
> 
> in, of all places, the docs'  entry for "filename"
> ============
>   Important!  Setting a player's filename does not automatically update 
> its currentTime property. If you play a movie file, then change the 
> player's filename in order to play another, you must reset the 
> currentTime to zero in order to start from the beginning of the second 
> movie:
> 
>   set the filename of player "My Player" to "SecondMovie.mov"
>   set the currentTime of player "My Player" to zero
> =========
> 
> Jacqueline! Are you lurking? this needs to be copied to the QT player 
> section somewhere
> I mean, I guess its obvious, but gosh, I just had to bump into it like 
> that....

I lurk here a lot. :) I've just entered a bugzilla entry about it:

<http://support.runrev.com/bugdatabase/show_bug.cgi?id=3863>

I recall now that several people have had problems loading movies for 
some unknown reason, and have reported that setting a player's filename 
to empty before loading in a new movie was the solution. Maybe the 
reason that works is because setting the filename to empty also sets the 
currentTime to empty. The nugget you found is a good one. I didn't know 
it either.

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Jacqueline Landman Gay         |     jacque at hyperactivesw.com
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