Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

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Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby PaoloMazza » Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:23 pm

Hi all,
how can I insert videos and start/stop them in an app for MAC/WIN/iOS/Android platform?
I have to show some long videos.
I can use mp4 video streaming (from a Wooza streaming server) or http streaming (from a web server).
Any solution available in the new LiveCode IDE ?
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Re: Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby Klaus » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:33 pm

Buongiorno Paolo,

unfortunately Livecode still relies on QuickTime for playing video.
A new mulimedia engine on its way, but noone knows when this will be available.

On iOS and Android LC uses the underlying OS multimedia features.

I think all (desktop QT and mobile) can play streaming media.


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Re: Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby PaoloMazza » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:11 pm

Hi Klaus,
unfortunately deploying an app for MACOSX, mp4 streaming videos and http streaming videos does not work in the player provided by the LiveCode IDE.
As far as I know, it is the same for the Windows platform.

For the iOS devices I was able to use the iOS multimedia features to manage streaming videos. I wonder if somebody had similar experience with Android.

Klaus, can you provide any sample stack or any external to set up a real multiplatform player for managing streaming videos in LC apps?

All the best,

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Re: Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby Klaus » Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:14 pm

Hi Paolo,

PaoloMazza wrote:Klaus, can you provide any sample stack or any external to set up a real multiplatform player for managing streaming videos in LC apps?

no. 8)


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Re: Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby jacque » Thu Jan 09, 2014 7:09 pm

I have a project that uses streaming m4a videos. They work fine in both Windows and Mac as long as QuickTime is installed. Without QT (which happens only on Windows right now) they fail.
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Re: Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby capellan » Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:05 am

Hi Paolo,

Could you use a revBrowser window to play your streaming videos
in Desktop computers?

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Re: Inserting and managing videos in a multiplatform app

Postby PaoloMazza » Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:10 pm

Hi Al,
actually that's exactly what I did!!!
However, using a RevBrowser window to insert videos in our apps is clearly a workaround, not a solution.
A comprehensive solution to manage streaming videos is needed.
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