Posts Tagged ‘video’

My most important Twitter Messages #18

January 22nd, 2015 No comments

Twitter von der hess

Long time ago I started posting my last summary of my Twitter messages. It is always a nice way to reexperience the developments of a certain time period. For this reason my most important Twitter messages from Ocotber 2014 until January 2015. Read more...

Movies, Documentations, and Talks about Plants

October 3rd, 2013 No comments

Plant Colour Patterns

Sometimes I am really tired and I have absolutely now motivation to read anything. In this mood I really enjoy watching videos. Luckily, I am also kinda addicted to documentation films, which has a positive side effect for my master thesis. Here is a summary of documentation related to plants, which I really enjoyed to watch.


My most important Twitter Messages #16

July 1st, 2013 No comments

My most important Twitter Messages #10

June 9th, 2011 No comments

My most important Twitter Messages #9

March 24th, 2011 No comments

Creative Coding Tools, which is the best?

June 2nd, 2010 13 comments

Now I am almost studying Interactive Art for one year. Me, as a Flash and Flex Developer, like coding with audio-visual and interaction-based content. But if I am honest, in the last time I did not use Flash in my projects at all. I had to deal with some other powerful creative coding tools. Some of these tools provide me, as an artist, much more freedom than the Flash plattform can ever provide. For example, creating a visual output for multi-displays applications, programming on hardware (arduino), some real-time video tracking (face detection) experiments, using special Open-GL Renderer for 3D graphics and so on. But I also ran into problems, which I would never have with using Flash. Especially, when I worked together with unexperienced programmer. For this reason, I will describe some of these creative coding tools with their inherent advantages and disadvantages. After this article you should have a good overview about the available tools in creative coding.

Creative Coding Tools Overview

Creative Coding Tools Overview


My most important Twitter Messages #5

March 4th, 2010 No comments

The new YouTube AS3 Chromeless API in Flex, Air, Flash

October 27th, 2009 45 comments

I was very pleased that YouTube released a ActionScript 3 API for their Chromeless Player. I looked at some availabe code snippets on different blogs and unfortunateley, I had to realize that the API is not really object-oriented and a little bit annoying to work with (because of the missing code completion).

My current project - an independent Web Video Player - is still using the old workaround YouTube API Tubeloc and I have to change this. That is the reason why I created a Flex Component for the new YouTube AS3 API. If you would like to use my code for your Flex or Air projects, please feel free to use it and if you will find some bugs, please leave a comment!

Now I will start with some explanations of my code. I create 4 classes, which manage the whole YouTube Chromeless API. The class YouTubeAs3 contains all the most important functions and is based on the Flex Framework(!). The classes AirYouTube and FlexYouTube extends the YouTubeAs3 class. Both classes are Flex Framework based classes. I had to divide the YouTubeAs3 class into these 2 classes, because the Adobe Air environment don't support the command Security.allowDomain() and it is cleaner to use this command for a web-based projects. So therefore please use the FlexYouTube component for web-based projects and the AirYouTube component for your Air projects. The fourth class FlashYouTube is an only Flash plattform based class, that should be very handy to use for non-Flex projects. Read more...

An Adobe Air Component for the Vimeo Moogaloop API

September 22nd, 2009 4 comments

Vimeo Moogaloop API Picture Adobe Air
I have already mentioned it in an earlier blog post that I am still working on a vimeo component for the Adobe AIR environment. Now I have created version which is stable enough for a intensive testings.  So if you would like to use it for your Air Application, don't hesitate to use it. I would be very happy about some feedback messages from you.

Now I describe some special functionality compared to my FlexVimeo Player component. Because of the incompatible command Security.allowDomain() in the Adobe Air environment  (which is essential for working with the Vimeo Moogaloop API ), I had to create a seperate remote player. This remote player receives control message and send control messages via LocalConnection to the AirVimeoPlayer Component. So if you use my AirVimeoPlayer Component, you must always use my remote_vimeo.swf File for controlling the Vimeo Moogaloop API. It works in the same way as the youTube AS3 API Wrapper.

The other not so nice thing is that I ran in some perfomance issue because of sending to many messages via LocalConnection. So I had to put down the amount of update message for the PlayingState.Playing, but that should not be problem for you. In my cases it works fine.


An example how to use the VIMEO Moogaloop Javascript API

August 19th, 2009 7 comments

Last time I worked a little with the Moogaloop JavaScript API, because I thought it would be a nice workaround solution for integrate the Moogaloop API in an Adobe AIR Application. First time I tried the example code from the vimeo api documentation and it worked fine on my webserver. But for my case I did not want to use the SWIFF JavaScript Code. Only the SWFObject Code for embedding Flash Content in HTML was for me o.k. So I spent a few hours to get this API work without this SWIFF JavaScript thing. I tried a lot, failed a lot, cried a lot and laughed a lot about myself and my limited JavaScript knowledge. So now I am happy with my current version, because it works fine without this SWIFF thing, except loading a new Video (or should I say loading a new clipID) into this SWF Container failed. So if anyone has an idea, please post a comment here!

Download SWFObject  Code Example