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Playing video or audio files from container fields

Question asked by videojanitor on Jan 23, 2009
Latest reply on Jan 23, 2009 by videojanitor


Playing video or audio files from container fields




I am attempting to do something which on the surface seems simple, but has me stumped. I have a database that I created in FM9 which contains information about video and audio files that I have in my archives. I would like to put a link to the file in each record, and I have been been able to sort-of do that with a container field, but I'll be darned if I can figure out how to PLAY the media from there.


In the container field, I select "Insert File," then select the file and check the "store reference only," as I don't need the file inside the database. I then get an icon for the file, and the filename -- but I can't DO anything with it. Silly me, I thought if I just double-clicked it, it would open the associated application and play it.


Am I making sense? Is there a way to do this? Any tips appreciated!