AW: AW: LiveCode 8 and a new video player?

Richmond richmondmathewson at
Thu Jun 4 13:31:41 EDT 2015

On 04/06/15 20:06, Martin Koob wrote:
> I agree with you Tiemo,  the cross platform player widget should have the
> same functionality as the current AVFOundation based player on Mac OS X with
> properties like currentTime, startTime, endTime playdate and callbacks etc.;
> messages like currentTimeChanged, playStarted, playPaused, selectionChanged
> etc.

I don't disagree: it would be absolutely 1000% wonderful to have all 
those capabilities: but
having waited for about 15 years even a bog-basic video-player would be 
better than the BIG FAT NOTHING
with promises following we have had to put up with.

> When the AVFoundation based player was being developed as a replacement for
> the QTKit player I tested most of the features of the player and submitted
> bug reports for anything that was missing or not working correctly. The team
> was very good at following up and ensuring that the new player had the core
> functionality of the old one.  There are of course some QuickTime specific
> features that are not replicated because Apple did not include those
> features in AVFoundation.
> I am looking forward to the DP of LC 8 with the player widget.
> Martin Koob
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