Right Player Approach for Cross-Platform Delivery

Thomas J McGrath III 3mcgrath at adelphia.net
Wed Oct 29 00:21:37 EST 2003

Thanks for your input. I agree.

I have an MPEG movie with a quicktime icon on it. It is 160MB and I 
just made the mistake of "New Controller" "Video" and pretty much froze 
REV. I had to force quit. Then I did new reference "Quicktime" for it. 
put in a controller and was OK.

I want to make sure that if the system it is used on does not have QT 
that it will still play. If so then the menu item is misleading. If not 
then how can I put this large file in with my Standalone?



On Wednesday, October 29, 2003, at 12:09 AM, Ken Norris wrote:

> Hello Tom,
>> Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2003 21:39:22 -0500
>> From: Thomas J McGrath III <3mcgrath at adelphia.net>
>> Subject: Re: Right Player Approach for Cross-Platform Delivery
>> 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.
> ----------
> I got into this a bit late, so I apologize for redundancy.
> I think it depends what you want to do. The concept is fairly 
> universal.
> Small separate clips used for effect in specific places, and probably 
> won't
> change, is a place where you will normally want to trade memory for
> performance.
> Larger player files, image files, and data files which you will need 
> to open
> on command will normally be external files. You wouldn't want to embed 
> them
> because they will require a sizeable chunk of memory for each, and it 
> makes
> no sense to embed copies eveywhere.
> E.G., button icons in a single stack will all have different icons 
> according
> to what they do, so importing (embedding) images is appropriate.
> Using a single player to play many different files means keeping the 
> files
> externally, or at least in a substack (which actually end up as 
> connected
> files in a standalone build), similar to opening QT from the DT.
> As I look back, it's really just a matter of combining results with 
> common
> sense.
> Ken N.
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