Flash or Quicktime?

Luis luis at anachreon.co.uk
Fri Feb 15 08:01:12 EST 2008


If the movies are short, what about re-implementing them as animated  
gif files?
They will play in any browser. Not sure how to step though them though,
although each frame can have it's own unique filename.

There's a free converter here: http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/235
And last I looked GraphicConverter could do the conversion too.



On 15 Feb 2008, at 12:47, Tiemo Hollmann TB wrote:

> Hello all,
> I am about to plan my next project. It will be a Win & Mac database  
> driven
> app from DVD-ROM with about 17000 small video clips (each 1-4 sec).
> Now I have to decide very early which video format I am going to use,
> because I start with the video production. As I know up to now, the  
> only
> native video format you can use in Rev is quicktime. On the other  
> hand I
> have read that you could also play flash videos (even flv) with the
> altBrowser and jeroens media player. Both ways have advantages and
> disadvantages.
> One of the musts is, that I can step frame by frame - forward and  
> backward -
> through the video (beside standard play, stop, pause), controlled  
> by my own
> rev buttons.
> If I would use quicktime:
> Pro: I probably would have the fewest troubles in implementing,  
> because I
> can stay completely in rev.
> Con: Windows users have to install quicktime, what some windows  
> users really
> don't like and some of my customers are perhaps not online, while
> installation.
> If I would use the browser and jeroens solution with flash:
> Pro: I don't have to install anything on the enduser machine  
> (nearly 95%
> have flash installed)
> Con: I had to implement some code in javascript, what I am not used  
> in and I
> would have to build my own controls and communications from rev to the
> mediaplayer in the browser ( what I don't know yet if and how to do)
> Main Con: As I have read on jeromes site, I can't realize a step  
> frame by
> frame function with flash videos, though I think I have seen such  
> an app
> once.
> Has anybody heard, if flash will be implemented in rev once?
> I would appreciate your experiences and thoughts about these points
> Tiemo
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