Fighting with audio player again
ambassador at fourthworld.com
Mon Oct 7 20:06:47 CEST 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:
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