F-IN-BOX News, Tips and Tricks

F-IN-BOX .NET Edition: How To Grab Frames From A Flash Movie

One customer wrote me:

Why GetBitmap method consums so much processor time.
It’s 720×576 25fps simple movie with 40-60% processor time.
I’m making a call to GetBitmap without any further processing.

Actually, GetBitmap is not a good way when you need to grab frames from a movie quickly. So, what is the best way? (click here to read more)

Flash’In’App by Eltima Software: Flash and Mac OS X

I’ve just received interesting news from Eltima Software! Please read below:

Ever thought endowing your application with more abilities? You can do it now!

As Flash gets more and more popular each day, applications that handle Flash grow popular as well. And if you don’t know a bit about Flash and coding it, there are some solutions out there that can help you a lot. Flash’In’App by Eltima Software is one of those.

Flash’In’App is a free (note, completely free!) Cocoa framework that will let you manage Flash movies directly from your own applications. Basically, Flash’In’App is a set of classes, which enable any application with the ability to playback Flash SWF files and communicate with them via External API, FSCommands or Variables, control external resources loading, and much more.

Eltima notes, that the users of applications which have Flash’In’App enabled, will need Mac OS X 10.4 or later and Flash Player 8 installed. Please, don’t forget that Flash’In’App is completely free for personal use.

More details at: http://www.eltima.com/products/cocoa-framework/