3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 22, 2007 5:17 PM by Charles Parcell

    how to stream video into director

    dsdsdsdsd Level 1
      hello; any tutorials, tips, books on the topic of streaming video ( .swf , .mov , .avi, .mpg , .flv ) into Director without the flash communication server;

      thanks
      dsdsdsdsdsd
        • 1. Re: how to stream video into director
          Charles Parcell Level 1
          Streaming FLVs requires the Media Communication Server.

          Streaming QuickTime requires the Darwin server.

          Streaming Windows Media requires MS Server 2003.

          Streaming is a server function not just something you can do.
          • 2. how to stream video into director
            dsdsdsdsd Level 1
            Charles, thanks for responding; any suggestions then about pseudo-streaming then, where pseudo-streaming occurs when a client-side app calls/downloads a tiny envelope which in turn download a large movie;

            for instance, my.html might embed envelop.swf ( < 1kb ) which downloads star_wars_trailer.swf;

            thanks dsdsdsdsd
            • 3. Re: how to stream video into director
              Charles Parcell Level 1
              Sure just have your FLV as an external file. It will cache a specific amount of data and then start playing.

              You can always try and preload files prior to using a file via preloadNetThing().

              If you are not to familiar with Flash or you just don't want to spend the time on it, you can use the built in Flash Video Player component. It will do the preloading for you and even give you controls if you like.

              If you go with QT or WM, you will want to start preloading the file as I noted above. QT and WM video files are always external files to Director.