I’ve been playing around with a lot of video stuff way back since Phunky (man, those were the days, weren’t they?) Anyways, thought I’d post a cool example of how to do streaming video, on six sides of a cube, in Great White.
If you’ve never set up an .flv player in as3, (complete with scrub, sound-scrub, etc…), well this is just your lucky day, cause that’s all in the source too. (get it here)
(contained in source: how to do streaming video in flash, how to use the VideoStreamMaterial in GreatWhite, how to trap the user inside a huge video cube– please, use with discretion only)
and if you don’t mind, i’d like to talk about radiohead for a moment. this video was released a few days after they released their “in rainbows” album, for free.
the fact that radiohead released this album for free was very inspiring to me. of course they still made goads of money, but i think they are pioneers in the music world who have, perhaps, taken a cue from the open source software movement. (that’s us, guys!). You see, we’ve all seemed to realize that working together, collaborating, offering source, sharing, etc…. produces a better product for Everyone. And what’s even better? Everyone who contributes and understands and loves their craft as much as radiohead loves making music is going to get paid.
And I definitely love my craft.
So thanks so much to radiohead for offering their music for free, and in the same spirit, you can have the source for this file for free. don’t forget attributions!
just to note: this video is pretty awesome. it is kind of experimental, you’ll have to wait a few moments for it to get cool, but it’s definitely worth the wait.
it was released a couple of days after they released “in rainbows”, and they used the new H.264 encoding for it. H.264 encoding is sweet, open, and awesome (but only supported in the beta release of the flash player, I believe), and I think the fact that they released it as such is another indicator of their support for open hardware/software/music/society.
here is another video made using this technique (this one was with phunky though), with some added stuff. It was made in phunky, and thanks a lot to Lali Puna and Morr Music for giving me permission to use it.
There are also some other awesome video cubes you should check out, but I’m not sure about permissions for using them. They *are* on youtube, so that makes it ok, right? Well, here they are, and if anyone has a problem with it I’d be glad to take them down.