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    help, perhaps?

    i would like to make a stand alone mp3 player. i have no idea how to do this. i downloaded a swf to exe covertor, but because it was a trial it added text over my movie. i need the mp3 player to access a specific folder on the users machine and load the file names into a song list. help would be appreciated.

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    Trial versions of third party projector tools will always be limited in some way, it's the only way to guarantee that people pay for the benefits they derive from these tools. There are some truly free tools out there, they just aren't as powerful or well supported. The actual implementation of the drive/file browsing functionality will depend on the tool you select, each one does it a bit differently.

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    perhaps you could suggest something that i could use?

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    The shared object parser (SOP) from www.aritali.com is a free tool that uses shared objects to enhance what you can do with Flash projectors. Basically SOP lets you call external applications and pass data to them. Once you have that you can do other interesting things like have the external app create a list of files that you're interested in so you can load them back into Flash.

    SOP is not as easy as using one of the commercial third party tools (list below) but it's free. For instance, in SWF Studio you could just use my FileSys2 plugin to get a list of files on the HD. In SOP you will have to write a helper app, or have someone do it for you.

    SWF Studio http://www.northcode.com
    Flash Studio http://www.multidmedia.com
    Jugglor http://www.***********.com
    FlashAnts http://www.flashants.com
    Flash 'N Pack http://www.flashnpack.com
    SWFKit http://www.swfkit.com
    LPFlashEX http://www.logicplus.com.hk

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    where can i learn to write a helper app. and if i decide to spend some money, where can i learn to do whatever is required with the programs you listed
    Last edited by lestermagic; 03-16-2004 at 01:33 PM.

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    When I talk about "helper" applications, I'm talking about straight programming for Windows or MacOS, building small applications to do specific jobs like save a list of files and folders to a text file that Flash can load, etc. Stuff like this you'd typically want to build in C/C++, Delphi or VB so any general programming resource sites or books.

    If you decide to fork out some coin for a third party application, most of them have support forums full of information that you can use and people to help you, and then there's this forum at FlashKit where most of the third party vendors (and some of our users) hang out.

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    awesome. awesome to the max!

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    Hi, if you give Flash Studio PRO v2 a go, be sure to check out the ready made MP3 player available at http://www.multidmedia.com/software/...udio/downloads which includes the full source code too

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    Thats the best thing I ever saw!

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    The Software or the MP3 Player?

    HeHe - yeah, it was actually made over 12 months ago now and I think the developer is working on a new one with Flash Studio PRO v2.

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    actually i said it for no reason, but i do find some of the things you can do with the software to be cool.i certainly cant afford it though.

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