Quicktime player and relative path

Richard Gaskin ambassador at fourthworld.com
Sat Jan 8 18:43:26 EST 2005

Scott Rossi wrote:
> Recently, duane poncy wrote:
>>I have tried to build my first standalone with Rev 2.5.  My
>>program needs a seperate mp3 to function, but the player
>>did not show up on my stack in the standalone.
> Make sure you know what the path is relative to: your stack or the engine.
> When you work in the IDE and use a relative path, the path will be relative
> to the engine, which is in the Applications folder, unless you explicitly
> reference a path to your stack.  Once you've built a standalone, the engine
> is now a part of your stack which is likely in a new location (not the
> Applications folder), so the relative path will be different.
> In my work, I usually build absolute paths based on the fileName of the
> stack, storing it for later reference.

This is common confusion, easily accomodated of we leverage the 
nearly-universal understanding of HTML paths and provide an option for 
media references in stacks to work the same, relative to the stack file 
rather than the potentially-ever-changing current directory.

Please consider voting for enhancement request #2490 to make this 
simpler in future versions of Rev:

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Media Corporation
  Rev tools and more: http://www.fourthworld.com/rev

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