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AS a workaround you could use mpg files with the ".dat" extension.
Since the regular user probally doesn�t know what a ".dat" file is, maybe
you can avoid such "curiosity".
"tripplesub" <email@example.com> escreveu na mensagem
> Does anyone know if there is a way to actually embed the video files (any
> format) actually inside my projector? I want to stop the user from just
> browsing the disc and copying off the file! I know flash video can be
> inside the exe file but this seems to cause serious sync probs.
> Hope someone can help
Thanks, but that's not going to be secure enough... It doesn't need to be military-standard or anything, but browsing the disc and looking for the largest DAT file would be too easy.. Unless there was some way to split the video up into smaller DAT files and then play back with no jump when it changed file.. Hmmmmm
You could always encrypt the files, and decrypt them only briefly into a
temp folder when they are needed, then delete the unencrypted version
when they are not needed. All of these things can be done with BuddyAPI.
Also, there is the BinaryIO xtra from updatestage that will let you
change a few bytes in the file, making it unreadable until runtime when
you change them back.
Great, thanks. binaryIO sounds interesting, i'll look into using that.
I've used the full version of vList for this. I suck the binary data
into a cast member and write it out to the temp folder when needed,
deleting it when done. Thus the file is only available when playing, or
during a projector session (depending on implementation).
An alternative might be to use QuickTime and one of the codecs that
supports media keys. You can leave the files available and they can only
be viewed if the user has the key. Check the docs for qtRegisterAccessKey()
Would hiding the folder that contains the movie files work? In Toast, if you double click a file, an option comes up to where you can hide the file, or folder. Same can be done in Windows by right clicking the file and selecting properties. Would this cause problems with the projector reading from the folder?
On Thu, 10 Aug 2006 19:58:31 GMT, SlickZ posted in
> Would hiding the folder that contains the movie files work? In Toast, if
> you double click a file, an option comes up to where you can hide the
> file, or folder. Same can be done in Windows by right clicking the file
> and selecting properties. Would this cause problems with the projector
> reading from the folder?
However it won't hide the files from users who set their system to show
hidden files. A simple toggle switch in Internet Explorer - I don't know
I'm using the Sorenson 3 QT CODEC with media keys for this purpose. Check the
archives for hints if you go this route, tripplesub.
Mark A. Boyd
I think Sorenson Media Keys is my best bet... Do you know which/the best authoring tools for implementing them?
On Tue, 15 Aug 2006 08:19:46 GMT, tripplesub posted in
> I think Sorenson Media Keys is my best bet... Do you know which/the best
> authoring tools for implementing them?
I use several different programs to create and edit videos, the best known
being Adobe Premiere.
To compress the videos with Sorenson, I use Sorenson Squeeze Compression
Mark A. Boyd