[osflash] Playing big FLV files (locally) - considering RED5 locally
wif at benga.li
Sun Mar 18 07:23:37 EST 2007
Thanks for the answers, unfortunately I came into something really
My 1'500 mb FLV (1960 x 1440) cannot play smoothly in FLASH (player,
ide, browser). BECAUSE OF FLASH, not because of the FLV file. So
streaming it or not streaming it wasn't the point I had to
concentrate my efforts on.
But, if I play the exact same FLV in VLC it is beautiful, smooth and
blasting (I mean a video played at 1960 * 1440 cannot be anything
else than *blasting*).
So, my choice went for layering VLC over Flash and playing the FLV....
really really sad...
now, I read once that Flash was very weak at displaying images higher
than 1000x1000 ....
I can only but confirm this bad boy behaviour ...
this is sad, as more and more computers are displaying 1600 x 1200
and higher resolutions ... :(
anyway, CAN someone explain me WHY VLC plays better FLV files than
Flash Player itself ?
> For a light weight video streaming solution on the desktop haXe Video
> might be the ticket. You could probably bundle the whole thing as a
> ScreenweaverHX application.
> Obviously Red5 will work too, but it's got a lot more to it than just
> a simple video streaming solution. You could look into stripping out
> only the parts that you need from Red5 for your application. That
> could turn into a major project pretty quickly though.
> On 3/15/07, Nicolas Cannasse <ncannasse at motion-twin.com> wrote:
>>> Naively, I thought the OS would handle this case ...of course it
>>> doesn't, because it depends on the computer's capacity to load a 2
>>> gig FLV in memory ...which is quite weak normally ....
>>> Thanks in advance for any pointers,
>> haXe Video might be of some help : http://code.google.com/p/haxevideo
>> It's similar to Red5 but is not a whole application server so it
>> be ok for just streaming your FLV.
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