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[REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ...

From: media:quazart at: 24-Oct-2001 11:14

----- Original Message ----- From: "Carl Read" <[carl--cybercraft--co--nz]> To: <[rebol-list--rebol--com]> Sent: Wednesday, October 24, 2001 5:57 AM Subject: [REBOL] Re: facts we will have to face ...
> On 24-Oct-01, Robert M. Muench wrote: > > > Hi, I might not understand the discussion.. .but why should Rebol be > > used for things it's not made for? I don't see a need to play MP3s, > > or movies. > > I do, as I want to be able to write scripts that can play them with > just the press of a button. Also, I think you may be wrong when you > say it wasn't made to play them. I'm sure multi-media support's been > in REBOL's design specs from day one.
yeah and if you have /pro its a sinch to provide most of the things related to conversion with external converter/players... to prove my point, that's one of the things I do with rebol myself...
>But anyway, RT have > signalled they're going to support 3D and sound, so it is coming. > (When though's another matter.:)
sound IS supported... .wav files (only in /pro... which is a shame, maybe its just a temporary support thing, maybe not)
> > Did you ever see a farmer working with a Formula1 racing car in the > > fields? I didn't. > > No, but I've seen plenty of tractor drivers wearing stereo headphones. > (:
And I've seen tractor racing ;-) it was fun to watch :-)
>REBOL/multimedia would then only need to directly support > one music format, one movie format and so on, with conversion to and > from other formats being done by the libraries when necessary.
I have a hunch its on RT's to do list already... -MAx