QT on Windows
josh at dvcreators.net
Mon Jul 16 19:49:51 EDT 2007
I would say playstopped is unreliable, I would suggest:
if duration of player "Player" - currentTime of player "Player" < 30
On Jul 16, 2007, at 12:06 AM, David Glasgow wrote:
> I was just putting the finishing touches to a product for a client
> when, on impulse, I 'sexed it up' with a little .mov in the
> standalone splashscreen. I use playstopped to trigger showing the
> splashscreen proper. This works fine on Mac, reliably running
> wherever I place the enclosing folder. The same can't be said for
> Windows. With QT installed, some boxes run it fine, and some
> don't. It sometimes behaves as if the filename of the movie isn't
> valid even though it is always contained within the same folder,
> and double clicking the movie launches QT as expected. I don't
> have time to work out why this is the case, so I decided to just
> skip the movie if it isn't going to run, and show the buttons and
> information fields which form the business end of the
> splashscreen. This has proved more difficult than I expected. I
> use Studio, so I can't debug in detail on Windows.
> I tried checking 'the movie', but was surprised to obtain 'done'
> way before the movie has stopped playing, and using the done
> message to move on in the splash screen causes the movie to appear
> and then quickly disappear on the Mac. I thought about 'try-catch'
> but I am not sure what conditions I would be testing for. I tried
> sidestepping the issue by importing a videoclip in AVI format, but
> the QT codecs for AVI are gruesome. Also, I couldn't make the
> videoclip play predictably at a specific location, however
> specified. It always appeared significantly offset.
> So this isn't about testing to see if QT is installed, it is (I
> think) about testing whether a player object is able to do its
> stuff, and if not, smoothly moving on with business. Any suggestions?
> (This all goes to confirm rule 437 of software development: "Never
> sex up a splashscreen on impulse, especially if you have just
> promised to deliver the product within the week")
> Oh yes. Using 2.7.4 on Mac.
> Best Wishes,
> David Glasgow
> Carlton Glasgow Partnership
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