[squeak-dev] What can I say about Multimedia

Gary Dunn garydunnhi at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 02:40:56 UTC 2011

My current view is as someone wanting to implement my book making
guidelines. I would prefer they only have to install a current Squeak
and find "MoviePlayer" on the Multimedia tab on the Objects flap,
along side ScorePlayer and MP3Player. Drag one out and drop it on a
bookmorph page. Bring up a halo and from the red button menu select
"choose file to play" and select from the list. After that, either the
movie plays when the play button is pressed, or it can be set to play
when the page opens. Or when some action triggers it.

If that capability exists in another project and the licensing permits
it, I guess I could create an Open Slate image that includes it,
perhaps with a few tweaks. So I am interested in that solution, too.

On Tue, Jul 12, 2011 at 10:55 PM, Frank Shearar <frank.shearar at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 13 July 2011 00:10, Gary Dunn <garydunnhi at gmail.com> wrote:
>> This is with regards to my "How to Make a Book" book, built using a
>> book morph. What can I say about multimedia at this time? In the past
>> there appears to have been support for video playback, but I do not
>> see that in the current version. I understand the problems associated
>> with patented codecs, copy protected media files and proprietary
>> formats; I'm talking about the ability to display video from a common
>> CamCorder, Flip, or cell phone. Not YouTube, or Hulu, just self-made
>> movies. And where are we with audio? MP3 playback? Linear PCM stereo
>> (WAV format)? QuickTime?
> Hi Gary,
> Just for those with short memories (like myself), do you mean the
> state of play within Squeak (say, Trunk) or more generally? Are you
> asking about OpenSophie, for instance?
> frank

Gary Dunn

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