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Subject: specify file to play?
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Lionel Luo
Posts:12

04 Apr 2006 1:40 AM  

Hi, I have lot's swf/avi. and want to try your player. have one question here: if user select one of the swf/avi. how to assign to your player and play?

can I assign dynamic? Please help.

 

Anthony Glenwright
Posts:11087

04 Apr 2006 8:42 PM  
You can specify which file to play in the querystring, as described in the section "Using Querystring items to control the FlashPlayer", at http://www.inventua.com/dnn-flashplayer.content
Lionel Luo
Posts:12

05 Apr 2006 12:29 AM  
Thanks for the help. How to do this in DNN? how to transfer/pass the varaible to that control?
Anthony Glenwright
Posts:11087

05 Apr 2006 8:55 AM  
Just create a hyperlink using the links, text/html or another module.
Lionel Luo
Posts:12

10 Apr 2006 3:35 AM  

hi, can you please tell me where I can find what's foumats windowsmedia can support? Many thanks.

Salman Shuaib
Posts:10

10 Apr 2006 11:59 AM  
File type (format) File name extension
Music CD Playback (CD audio) .cda
Audio Interchange File Format (AIFF) .aif, .aifc, and .aiff
Windows Media audio and video files .asf, .asx, .wax, .wm, .wma, .wmd, .wmp, .wmv, .wmx, .wpl, and .wvx
Windows audio and video files .avi and .wav
Windows Media Player skins .wmz
Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) .mpeg, .mpg, .m1v, .mp2, .mpa, .mpe, .mp2v*, and .mpv2
Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI) .mid, .midi, and .rmi
AU (UNIX) .au and .snd
MP3 .mp3 and .m3u
DVD video .vob
Macromedia Flash .swf

 

*To play .mp2v files, you must have a software or hardware DVD decoder installed on your computer

Lionel Luo
Posts:12

10 Apr 2006 1:18 PM  

Got it, thanks.

Using Inventua Media Player to pass a whole url to play a movie, is it the only way? can I use short related path instead? how usually to protect the viedo from being download? Many thanks.

 

Anthony Glenwright
Posts:11087

10 Apr 2006 9:00 PM  
Lionel,

You can use a "relative" path, like /portals/0/myfile.mpg. As far as protecting a video from download - you need to use a streaming server to do this, any method that serves up the whole file can also be used to download the file directly.
Lionel Luo
Posts:12

19 Apr 2006 1:12 PM  
hi, sill have some questions:
how to plan mp4 file?

any good streaming server for reference, other advantages to use streaming server? many thanks.
Anthony Glenwright
Posts:11087

19 Apr 2006 6:52 PM  
Hi Lionel,

MP4 files can be played using the media player control, but only if the end user has a MP4 codec. The WMV 9 codec (which ships with Windows media player) is similar to MP4 and is a better choice if you want to make sure all your end users will have the right codec.

Streaming servers: The only one I've used is the streaming media server that is part of Windows server. If you don't want to run your own streaming server, there is a company called Playstream that can host your media for you (www.playstream.net, I think)
Lionel Luo
Posts:12

19 Apr 2006 11:22 PM  
much better now, thanks for the help.

how to setup windows server for streaming?

I still not sure why need stream streaming, what's the advantages? many thanks.
Anthony Glenwright
Posts:11087

20 Apr 2006 9:17 AM  
You only need a streaming server if you want streaming video - and we're not experts in setting up a streaming video server. You should refer to the documentation from Microsoft on the benefits & instructions on how to set this up. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/forpros/broadcast.aspx is a good place to start.
Lionel Luo
Posts:12

20 Apr 2006 12:55 PM  
Thanks for the info,

back to the basic question: what's the advantages to use Inventua player?
Anthony Glenwright
Posts:11087

20 Apr 2006 1:09 PM  
The Inventua media player renders a Microsoft Media Player activeX control. It contains code to dynamically change the HTML that is rendered so the media player works successfully in a variety of browsers. So the main benefit is cross-browser compatibility. Also it saves you from having to learn the details of the Media player ActiveX control because you just select the options you want from the settings page.
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