SWF::VideoStream(3) SWF Video class


use SWF::VideoStream;
$videostream = new SWF::VideoStream("test.flv");


SWF::VideoStream is a helper class useful for playing videos via SWF applications, either via embedded video data, or controlled by ActionScript.


$videostream = new SWF::VideoStream($filename)
Creates a SWF::VideoStream object. If the file can't be opened the constructor will return an empty object. The filename is not limited to 'flv' extension.
$frames = $videostream->getNumFrames()
This method returns the number of video-frames of an object of SWF::VideoStream, this works only for embedded streams. In case of error you will get result of -1.
$videostream->setDimension(width, height)
This method sets width and height for streamed videos, this works only on streamed videos (progressive download or rtmp).
$bool = $videostream->hasAudio()
A test whether the embedded FLV stream also has audio data.
If the mode == SWFVIDEOSTREAM_MODE_AUTO (default) on every SWF movie frame a video frame is added. In SWFVIDEOSTREAM_MODE_MANUAL mode, the user needs to call the nextFrame() method to change the video's frame. This works only with embedded video streams. Does return the previous mode or -1 if an invalid mode was passed.
$result = $videostream->nextFrame()
Switch to next video frame. Works only with embedded video streams. Returns -1 if an error happend. Here follows some demo code how to use SWF::VideoStream objects (without ActionScript):

        use SWF qw(:ALL);                       # to be lazy
        $movie = new SWF::Movie();
        $movie->setRate( 25 );
        # $movie->setRate( 5 );                 # e.g. 5 for slow motion 
        # here movie set background etc. etc.
        $video=new SWF::VideoStream('MyTestVideo.flv');
        die if (-1 == $v->getNumFrames());      # abort if something went wrong
        $video->seek(1000, 0);                  # for example only
        $displayitem = $movie->add($video);
        # 250 for a 10 seconds movie part (at rate of 25 per minute)
        for(my $n = 0; $n < 250; ++$n)  
        # that's all, folks
$result = $videostream->seek($frame, $whence)
This functions allows seeking $frame in video stream, returning the old video frame position. As value of $whence use one of the following:

        0 for seeking from beginning
        1 for seeking from current position
        2 for seeking from end of file


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