Embedding streaming video
Slightly off-topic but it does apply to use in this skin.
I stream video from my house using Windows Media Encoder using a simple web interface to kick off encoding from a channel using predefined settings with various bitrates. I can then watch the video using Winamp, WMP, or Media Player Classic, and probably others.
I want to easily start up the player from within DFX4.0. Winamp doesn't always show the video, so using it I'd have to send a key sequence to start the video window and then embed it. Could use WMP by starting and embedding it, but it's not the best choice due to size of the window. Using Media Player classic, I can start and embed it and then pass keys to it, and it should work okay. I was thinking I'd use the TV skin and reprogram the buttons to control the player.
But since the video browser/player skin also uses Media Player Classic, I was wondering if it would be possible to pass a command to it to open a URL instead of a file and just use the video player skin to do this? The URL will always be the same. But since the bitrate will be lower I'm not sure I want it full screen.
Any other ideas or suggestions welcome. Thanks!