Re: [PanoToolsNG] Re: .Mov or Cubefaces for FPP
- Hans Nyberg wrote:
> No Scott you are not right.Oh... those be fight'n words, Hans :-D
> First you have to know that Quicktime Movies, also QTVR normally areOK, but we are talking about FPP, not Quicktime. Quicktime has no effect
> cached by Quicktime not by the browser. You set that cache in the
> preferences for Quicktime. Not sure how this is handled on Windows though.
on FPP as I'm sure you know. If a computer doesn't have Quicktime
installed FPP can still display QTVR format files. So Quicktime isn't
telling FPP where or whether to cache the files.
> Its very easy to see that FPP is not caching the movies in this cache,Sure. Now do the same thing but watch your /browser's/ cache and you
> Just find the cache in your Home/Library/Caches Quicktime. Empty the
> cache and load some panoramas in a FPP site using movies. You will se
> that when you take info it will not grow at all. Load some standard
> QTVR pages and it will cache all the movies.
will see the files, whether cubeface or MOV, being downloaded there, at
least for FF and IE. (It may have a cryptic name like "42898C7Dd01" but
just rename it to FOO.mov (assuming it is a MOV file) and it plays just
fine in Quicktime.) FPP simply issues a urlLoader command that downloads
the file. The browser determines if the files stay in cache. Safari does
some indecipherable things in this respect. It may be that it doesn't
cache files over a certain size or type. I can't figure that out (and it
sounds no more comprehensible in your own experience). But FF and IE put
all these files into their cache up to the cache limit, which is user
settable, unlike Safari's.
What all this tells me is that FPP really has no effect on whether a
file is cached. The browser does, especially in the case of Safari. Am I
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