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[Solved] Streaming video hosted online?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:55 pm
by ironsheikh
Is it possible to play, say, an MP4 or .ogg file hosted online rather than locally?

I had been somewhat optimistic in hoping this could be the solution:

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function love.load()
    video = love.graphics.newVideo("http://www.website.com/videofile.ogg")
    video:play()
end
 
function love.draw()
    love.graphics.draw(video, 0, 0)
end
And no, it didn't work! I'm sure many of you giggle as you read that!

I thought I'd try my chances and see if there were any libraries on this forum that could help me achieve this but my searches came up empty.

I'm wondering if there is an answer to this question or if for whatever reason, it cannot be achieved in Love?

Re: Streaming video hosted online?

Posted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 pm
by ReFreezed
No, you can't stream online videos with LÖVE alone (as far as I know). That seems like very unusual functionality for a game anyway. You have to download the file and then play it locally.

Re: Streaming video hosted online?

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:50 am
by ironsheikh
ReFreezed wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:32 pm
No, you can't stream online videos with LÖVE alone (as far as I know). That seems like very unusual functionality for a game anyway. You have to download the file and then play it locally.
Ok, appreciate your answer.