I have a lot of media files (images and movies) to catalog.
The problem is that due to size constraints, I cannot put all the files in the Web folder.
What I figured out so far:
made folder "media" in web folder
placed aliasses of original files (can be automated)
Use import script to get folder (matching on filename)
This gets me the file in container, filename,
and filepath as file://Volume/Folders/filename (of original file, not alias)
I then made a 2 new fields
containerpath GetAsText - original image container
(because FM stores a reference to file only, this gives me the path)
containercalc - a calculation set to filepath to imagemac:/VolumeName/path to FM Web folder / filename
When viewed in browser - image get displayed
Problem 1 - file is not displayed proportionally - any ideas??
I am going to play around with applescript to try to get dimensions, and create diff layouts to display
Next - movie files (mov, mpg)
I do as above
Filepath as text gives me 3 lines
filetype and filename (movie:test.mpg)
path (moviemac:/volumename/path to original)
I pull this info into 3 fields (Substitute(MiddleValues(GetAsText(containercalc); 3; 1); "¶"; "" )
using values 1-3
great - I have dimensions
for containercalc I use moviemac:/ (as FM already provided me with this)
(BTW - where is this documented in ANY filemaker manual/reference ??)
Problem 2 - file is not displayed in browser, and unlike imagefile it does play in FM - any ideas??
If you right click in browser and "display in new window" - it works !!
AND the filepath is now "http://10.0.0.6:591/media/test.mpg" the loacal IP of this mac
I have tried
- setting the path in FM to this IP - no joy
- using open URL script (only oppens IWP frame)
- open new window
- typing in new path using right toe
Any ideas - even pointers to some indepth filemaker references about IWP ??