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robbie.26
01-23-2010, 02:43 AM
Hello. I'm going to be releasing a video (avi) and a light media player with it (windows media player classic). I wanted to do a "dvd" style flash menu,
however I'm unsure how I could launch the .avi with the media player
via a flash button, if that's even possible. I have quite a bit of programming experience (c++,Java,some actionscript) however I'm a little rusty and just stuck. Any help/suggestions? By the way, I'm choosing do it this way because I don't want to compress the video in a lossy FLV.

Thanks,
Rob

krayzeebean
01-23-2010, 04:18 AM
Is this for a desktop app? If so, you can use the AIR 2.0 beta to launch an external app. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/flash/quickstart/interacting_with_native_process.html

robbie.26
01-23-2010, 04:46 AM
Is this for a desktop app? If so, you can use the AIR 2.0 beta to launch an external app. http://www.adobe.com/devnet/air/flash/quickstart/interacting_with_native_process.html

Yea it is. Was hoping it would be PC + Mac friendly. Air seems to be over my head tho. :/

su43berkut17
01-26-2010, 08:48 PM
you could use a bat file and launch it with the fscommand, although im not sure if a .bat is mac friendly.