QT on Win: possible deal-breaker, need alternative
stephenREVOLUTION2 at barncard.com
Mon Nov 30 15:47:54 CST 2009
I think this one has a lot of options:
It appears to play EVERYA/V format, not just MP3s and flvs.
I don't know how stable this lash-up is, but it's a thought. At least a
browser is a standard install on both platforms and the meat of the display
code is updated with the user's browser.
2009/11/30 Richard Gaskin <ambassador at fourthworld.com>
> I have a project out to bid which is currently spec'd to require QuickTime
> on both Mac and Win. The client is discussing this with his customers to
> determine whether it will be acceptable to them to install QT on their
> systems. In the event that those customers say no I need a backup, and
> preferably one which lets me deliver this project in Rev.
> Here are the specs:
> a. Source media files are in WAV, AIF, and MP3, with thousands of them and
> many of full-length songs so embedded audio clips are not an option.
> b. Must be able to play the file.
> c. Must be able to move the playhead in whatever UI we deliver to allow
> playback from arbitrary starting points.
> In my tests here using a Win XP system without QT installed, b. works fine
> only for MP3, but I couldn't play WAV files in Rev at all.
> c. was a non-starter for all formats: attempting to set the currentTime for
> a player control yielded no change to when the file began playing; if the
> file had not be played before it would only play from 0, and if it had
> played and been stopped using the stop command then the next play would
> always resume where it had last stopped, regardless of the currentTime.
> Last time I asked about this here one of the responses (from Andre?)
> suggested using a player made with Flash embedded in HTML inside the Rev
> If we have no alternative that may be okay, but I'm concerned about the
> layers of overhead introduced by relying on those two extra components.
> Have any of you used a similar configuration for playing WAV files on a PC?
> Was the performance acceptable?
> Any drawbacks with such a setup?
> Richard Gaskin
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