Media Framework. Please.
As of 4.7.5, Video support via Media Framework is still buggy. Under Windows we have no sound. Under OSX we cannot even stop, rewind and restart a video, no seek capabilities are exposed.
Video support via Media Framework was announced in 4.5.
This is embarrassing.
More than two years ago, I made a demo with NDK - the free version of Unreal Engine 3 - which was heavily based on 360 videos and Oculus. It worked like a charm, in a week or so. Yes, yes, clumsy, video proprietary solution, UE4 stands to UE3 like a Tesla to a Ford Model T. True. But it worked like a charm.
I begin to feel discouraged. In my company we WANT to use UE4, which is probably the best piece of software I have ever seen (I am a 30+ years experienced developer, mostly C++) but the product line we have in mind is based on video content.
Hoping to see some evolution, I thank you for your work... on the other components of UE4 :)
Aaron Brancotti/Babele Dunnit
Hey Babele Dunnit,
The reason the Media Framework does not function comparable to that of UDK is because we licensed the media software to integrate within the engine. In other words, we had to pay to have the media framework implemented. Now since Unreal Engine 4 is free, we have to create our own framework from the ground up, which is the stage we are currently on.
If you have a look at the media framework documentation, it mentions this asset is not fully production ready and has compatibility issues. If you are really adamant about getting media files to play without issues you could technically buy the media framework we used in UDK, and create a plugin or use the source code for a GitHub pull request.
With that in mind there are workarounds and certain formats in which the media framework can be more reliable, and give your greater control over the playback. If you have any further questions or concerns, or if you need assistance with a specific issue please let us know.
answered Apr 10 '15 at 01:51 PM
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