Right Player Approach for Cross-Platform Delivery

Thomas J McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Mon Oct 27 21:39:22 EST 2003

I've always thought it was best to keep large files as externals for 
memory issues and performance issues. It seems REV is the same.



On Monday, October 27, 2003, at 09:23 PM, Dan Shafer wrote:

> 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 
> here.
> Does anyone else?
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Thomas J McGrath III
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