Fighting with audio player again

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Oct 7 14:06:47 EDT 2013


J. Landman Gay wrote:

> I'm not having any luck with the player on Windows. I have some remote
> audio files that play okay in a browser (IE) but will not play in a
> player object. I always get "could not open video player".
>
> These are mp3 files. QuickTime is not installed, and we don't want to
> require it, but since IE plays them (using WMP) I thought LiveCode was
> supposed to too.
>
> Is that a false assusmption? Is there something I need to do to get
> LiveCode players to run the same files that the OS can play?

LiveCode uses a very old and long-since-deprecated set of APIs for 
working with native media playback on Windows.  Until LC is updated to 
use newer APIs, whether the native Win player app can play a file is not 
a reliable test of whether LC can also play it.

Correcting this is part of the new multimedia player object, currently 
under "Queued" on the Roadmap:
<http://livecode.com/community/roadmap/>

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