Right Player Approach for Cross-Platform Delivery
dan at shafermedia.com
Mon Oct 27 21:23:30 EST 2003
I've read a bunch of the posts that have appeared on this list over the
past year or so regarding inclusion of movie files in Rev applications
intended for cross-platform use.
My conclusion from all of them is that it is better to use players
linked to external files than to embed the movies in the application
and invoke them with the Rev "play" command. My reasons:
1. Easier to create interactivity with the movie (e.g., letting the
user restart based on a mouse-click, which I don't see can be done at
all with a movie playing under "play" command control)
2. Faster starting of movies. (Subjective experience)
This approach creates a possible installation glitch if the user
doesn't drag all the files over, a problem which doesn't exist if
everything including the movies is in one file, but other than that I
don't see any reason not to approach this problem as I've described
Does anyone else?
Dan Shafer, Revolutionary
Author of forthcoming 3-book set,
"Revolution: Programming at the Speed of Thought"
http://www.revolutionpros.com for More Info
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