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Hello,

I am trying to write an application that implements the Java JMF API
using Intel's SDK.

The query I have is how do I pass a local file name (i.e. the
location/name of my mpg/avi) to manager.createplayer() when this method
appears only to accept a complete (URL, file) parameter.

If there is a way to use getdocumentbase() for a local file system, this
would be ideal. Can I extend this and pass my own absolute directory
address instead?

Thanks.
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The way to access local files is to use the following syntax for a url:

file:///<drive>|/path/file

where <drive> is the dos drive letter and <drive>|/ is used only under dos, not UNIX..

To Use a URL parameter, you must remember that URL is a Java class, to use it you must write code to the effects of:

URL MyURL;

try{
   MyURL = new URL("file:///C|/YourPath/Yourfile.avi);
}catch(MalformedURLException u) {
   System.out.println("Malformed URL erorr: " + u);
}

There are other options for creating URL objects. See the java docs for URL to view them.

You don't need getdocument nase() to access these files unless you are running an applet from a remote site.

Note: You probably would have recieved an answer faster if you had posted this question to the Java topic area.
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