We are working on a video player using Flex. It will work
only in our LAN.
A general use case is here.
The user gives a name of a video he/she is looking for, than
the player sends that request to a database server which stores
information related to all videos in our LAN (e.g. ratings,
comments, UNC paths to videos - for example
Then he gets a list of videos found and clicks on some item
in the list. The video is played by the application.
At least we want to do it in this way.
Is Flex able to perform this functionality? Will it be able
to load videos on to the client using UNC path (Smb) and just play
them? Are there any problems with video formats (videos are
basically in avi format) or accessing video servers by UNC names?
If it won't does there exist some way to implement this
functionality using Flex, or some software which can interact with
How would you implement this? The chief difficulty here is
that all videos are located on various servers, have various size
and so there is no any way to store them on the same server using
the same format.