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

Richard Gaskin ambassador at
Thu Jun 4 14:07:37 EDT 2015

Martin Koob wrote:

 > 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.

...for OS X.

The other 90% of our audience is SOL, to varying degrees.

On Windows we can only play a media file from the beginning, since the 
startTime property is ignored:

If we had startTime we could script our own solutions for pause/resume, 
looping, chaptering, and more, and I'd be thrilled to have the chance to 
do that - if only it were possible.

On Linux we can't use the player object at all:

I can appreciate the desire for The Ultimate Multimedia Widget That Will 
Fix All Problems Ever Reported, but realistically that's still many 
months away at the very earliest, and there are so many things we could 
ship in the meantime with relatively minor changes to the existing 
player object.

In fact, if I had basic playback with startTime for Windows and Linux as 
we have for OS X, I'd never need that fancy widget at all.

  Richard Gaskin
  Fourth World Systems
  Software Design and Development for the Desktop, Mobile, and the Web
  Ambassador at      

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