How to use Rev with Media Player - anyone got a guide?

Stephen King st.king42 at ntlworld.com
Sat Oct 25 12:17:30 EDT 2003


Hi Klaus,

Well, maybe not 'official', but its a good start...highlights a lot of
pitfalls and things to test for.

> Still there were some surprises like WAV sounds which could be played
> in the WMP as well as QT, no fancy codec, but it just does not want to
play in RR...

I saw this too and was the main thing that prompted my post, it was the
trigger but then flagged up a number of other differences. I debugged my App
fine on my WIN XP machine - not thinking that I had QT installed at the time
(the App was developed for other WIN machines, so not strictly cross
platform!). Anyone got any fixes for playing wav in Media player through
Rev?

Thanks for the link to the controller - I will try to get some further
undertstanding from this

Best regards
Steve

======
> Well, i wouldn't call this an "official" summary, but just my
> experiences...
>
> What can (probably! test test test test!!!) be displayed on Win without
> QT:
>
> Sound:
> WAV, AIF, AU, MP3
>
> Video:
> AVI (even DivX, since AVI, like MOV, is just a container for different
> codecs etc...)
> and MPG
>
>
> NO midi and NONE of the win streaming formats like WMA etc...
>
> I have successfully used the above mentioned filetypes on win without
> QT,
> just with player-objects...
>
> Still there were some surprises like WAV sounds which could be played
> in the WMP
> as well as QT, no fancy codec, but it just does not want to play in
> RR...
>
> And one MPG file was reported to always play at 0,0 of the card, big
> fun...
> Although i could not reproduce this, i think thats true... ;-)
> See line 1 ;-)
>
> > As far as I can tell, there is no progress bar possible - is it
> > possible to make one?
>
> The controller is nice but also a QT only feature, yes...
>
> Check this old stack of mine for a custom controller that will work
> with/-out QT:
>
> Custom Controller for Players v1.0
>
> You find it on:
> http://www.runrev.com/Revolution1/developercentral/
> usercontributions.html
>
> waaaaaaay down the page :-)
>
> > Sound level seems to be adjustable from system level
> > to zero, but can it be raised?
>
> Sorry, no idea...
>
> > Pause buttons,
>
> Easy to create your own...
>
> > speaker buttons etc don't seem to appear?
>
> A simple "scalebar" (o to 100) with a simple script:
>
> on scrollbardrag curr_value
>     set the playloudness of player x to curr_value
> end scrollbardrag
>
> might do...
>
> > This could well be down to my usage, but I can't find much in the
> > on-line
> > docs that help in the differentiation between driving media player and
> > QT.
>
> True...
>
> > A one place summary would be really useful I think. (an idea for a
> > revjournal article perhaps?)
> >
> > Hope someone can help.
>
> I hope this makes things a BIT clearer...
>
> Again, test, test, test, test...
> And test...!
>




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