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    Hi

    Does anyone know of any (non-Apple) existing native apps that programatically launch video from flash?

    I would like to write such an application but despite searching and searching have only seen APIs that access graphics, audio, network and even the accelerometer but nothing that can simply play a video.

    There is an excellent intro here http://www.lucasnewman.com/phonedev.pdf but no mention of video api.

    If anyone knows of an existing working app with sourcecode that as part of its operation launches video and/or could point me in the direction of which APIs I should be looking at, I'd be extreemly grateful.



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    Flutter,

    I don't know of any native apps that do video, but, here is an idea for you.

    At the ADC iPhone tech talk a week ago, one of the speakers was talking about how to have h.264 video within safari. Instead of it playing in safari, it loads a youtube like player to play the video. Its not the iPod video player, nor is it youtube, its the video player specifically for h.264 mp4 and .mov files.

    Even though the developer web 2.0 stuff is pretty useless from apple, it may tell you how to hook into the h.264 player, and then you implement that into a native app.

    Also, you might want to go see if you can find the old video conferencing app that was demonstrated (though I'm not sure if it was open source).

    Cheers.

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    Thanks for the ideas. It sounds like it could be a lot of work if noone's done it before.

    Btw, I did see the web conferencing app and it is now open source. As far as I could tell the app instructs the camera to take images at a certain rate. These are then sent to a bespoke server which forwards them on to the receiver. The receiver then disaplays each frame as it receives them from the server. I don't believe there is any h264 compression at all...

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    What about creating a webview, and load the video URL? That should pick up and H.264 player webkit plugin and allow the video to play?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eagle View Post
    What about creating a webview, and load the video URL? That should pick up and H.264 player webkit plugin and allow the video to play?
    I'm taking a guess here, but webview is part of the UI Kit that allows you to run mobile safari in a program (kind of like the new app tap, which loads an html page within the app). If so, then yes, that should work fine, it will allow the video to play if you use the webkit plugin for H.264.


 

 

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