The Right Tool for the Job??

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Christopher R, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. I want to be able to seek wmv files from a CD-ROM. What is the right tool
    for the job? Can I reencode the wmv9 file to allow it to seek? If yes, will
    it make the file size bigger?

    I used to use Macromedia Director 7 and mpeg 1 files to play video from a
    CD-ROM. My D7 is so old that it doesn't give me an advantage to upgrade to
    the new version. I want to save the $1,700 + software fee by finding an
    alternative program that will let me build an interface and play my
    (seeking) wmv9 files from a CD-ROM. Any thoughts?
     
    Christopher R, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. Christopher R

    Ken Maltby Guest

    If you insist on using a specialized term like,
    "Seeking" for a common function like "Playing";
    and attempt to impress with the outrageously
    high price of outdated technology; you may not
    get many responses. Just my thought.

    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Feb 1, 2004
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  3. Ken:
    Seeking is the ability to stop and rewind. The wmv files can play fine but
    the problem is the user can't jump ahead or pause and replay from any given
    point.
    Hope this clarifies.
    Christopher
     
    Christopher R, Feb 2, 2004
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  4. Christopher R

    Ken Maltby Guest

    I haven't worked with Windows Media files
    to any extent, but would guess that their encoder
    would your first choice. Another possibility is the
    method used to burn the CD, when I was making
    mini-DVDs I had to burn them as ISO instead of
    UDF or UDF/ISO, or they would have the "seek"
    problem you describe.

    Luck;
    Ken
     
    Ken Maltby, Feb 2, 2004
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