[osflash] Caching in the standalone player
ncannasse at motion-twin.com
Tue Jun 6 06:56:04 EDT 2006
> I'm just starting on a project for an installation which will be loading
> in a lot of remote images. I'd like for these images to be cached
> somewhere on the system. I know that if the project was running in a
> browser then the browser's cache would be used but I'm wondering what
> happens with a standalone projector (particularly on a Mac which is what
> this installation will be running on).
> From my initial tests it seems that the remote image files are cached
> somewhere for the time that the projector is running. If I load 200
> images, switch to another page of 200 then when I go back to the initial
> page they load more or less instantaneously. However, it seems that only
> around 400 images (or presumably some amount of filesize) are kept in
> the cache. After you have loaded more than this the older images seem to
> need to reload from the server.
> Does anyone know where the Flash Player stores this cache and if it is
> possible to somehow tweak it (either in the player itself, the operating
> system or by using a third party projector tool).
> Thanks in advance,
> Kelvin :)
That would be a good work for Screenweaver HX :)
For instance you can override all the URLs being requested, and store
the data on hard-drive to retrieve it later. The nice thing is that you
don't need to change your flash client at all !
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