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  Ten Tips for Building a Flash Remoting Application
Subject:   Images? Movies?
Date:   2003-10-05 23:29:16
From:   anonymous2
Response to: Images? Movies?

We have a DB of tens of thousands (and the project is yet to be in full blown, so eventually we expect several hundreds of thousands) of images. They are NOT stored as files on disc for various reasons so we want to stream them to Rich Web Clients (Flash being the main target), let the users apply all kind of changes on a image and then stream it back to server.
The whole point is if Flash can actually do these things via Remoting.
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  • Images? Movies?
    2003-10-07 04:23:37  anonymous2 [View]

    Well, what I realized from my own experiments it was finally confirmed by "an insider". You CANNOT send images/movies/sound via Flash Remoting!
    What is weird, technically speaking the Flash Player and the AMF format allow us to do it. But what MM did (and it seems that all big companies become greedy sooner or later), was to not expose these methods via Remoting, but only via Flash Communication Server.
    So in order to use something that there you already have inside the Player, you have to BUY yet another product.... which by the way is not even useful for my problem because I do NOT want live video, real-time communications blah, blah, blah. I just wanted to transfer some images back and forth from the player to the server. And it's even not possible, even too expensive to do it!