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From Alex Harui <aha...@adobe.com>
Subject Re: Flex SDK & Video access via CameraRoll/CameraUI & local video access
Date Sat, 06 Apr 2013 15:09:18 GMT
Sounds like an AIR thing.  Is what you want possible via PhoneGap/Cordova?
We are looking into having the AS to JS conversion create PhoneGap apps.


On 4/5/13 10:38 AM, "Christian M. Cepel" <puddleglum@marshwiggle.org> wrote:

> I'm not certain how things stand with Apache incubating Flex and Adobe
> developing AIR.
> 
> I'm wondering if this is something on the radar as far as the SDK
> development team goes, and if so, where it might stand, what we might
> expect.  The below is specifically regarding iOS, but the non-existing API
> methods of course
> 
> Specifically, the SDK lacks any way to
> 
>    - CameraRoll.browseForVideo() similar to CameraRoll.browseForImage()
>    - Using the CameraUI to take a video creates a file in the system tmp
>    that is not immediately available w/o first using FileIO to move it
>    elsewhere.
>    - Directly/simply accessing local video on the filesystem without
>    involving a far more complex server/streaming model that is simply
>    unnecessary (so far as I understand things)
>    - Harvest frame BitmapData directly for display of thumbnails
> 
> I've, personally had no luck with using Video or StageVideo to simply
> display a video file on the local file system that was -created/captured-
> using the delegated system level functionality.  More directly stated...
> Native Video format doesn't seem to be playable on the device that created
> it (though this may just be my shortcomings as a developer).
> 
> So... I can create videos using the delegated system camera util, but not
> play them.  I can create videos outside of my software using the system
> camera which are then stored in the system CameraRoll, but I can in no ways
> use the existing native functionality to browse and select those videos in
> the way I can images.
> 
> Is any of this being addressed?
> 
> ANEs seem to be my only solution, but I've not found what I need so far and
> I've absolutely no time to dedicate to learning a new technology.
> 
> Cheers.

-- 
Alex Harui
Flex SDK Team
Adobe Systems, Inc.
http://blogs.adobe.com/aharui


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