I have a problem in that i have to run a HD Quicktime file in Director - the file bitrate is 60 mbits/sec so its heavy duty (fairly!)
on a mac there is no problem using a quicktime object in director - it runs fine.
on a pc however, with the correct codec installed, the video only plays as it should with when directtostage is turned off (with directtostage 'on' the picture is scrambled)
but with Directtostage off, the performance of the playback is appalling - very stuttery.
If i open the file in Quicktime itself (on the same PC), the file runs fine. It is for this reason that i assume its not the codec that's giving Director trouble.
So my thought was to try running it from an Active X control on the windows platform. As much as I don't want to do it this way, I have tried and tried but can't even get a simple .mov to run in it - owing to there being no documentation that is relevant (to both Director/ActiveX and Quicktime). I've rejigged VB stuff that i"ve found and read up on the Quicktime COM but even can't get a simple mov to load in so I'm stuck.
Has any one ever done this? Can you put me on the right track?
Or if you have a non-ActiveX idea I'd be glad to hear it.
When you say you want to try an AX control, do you mean one hosted in Director? If so, you need to insert the control named "Apple QuickTime Control 2.0" (or similar), not "QuickTime Object" (which I can't seem to get working). This control has a 'filename' property that you can set, but the only way I've found to get it to play (in a brief attempt) is to set the autoplay property to TRUE. Perhaps that will help get you started.
thanks for that. it certainly helps to have picture!
what is bizarre though is that now, if i take the autostart property
back to "", it works still. long night ahead....