DirectShow-based media player
FileStream (DShow9 Boygroup)
FileStream2 (DShow9 Boygroup)
VideoTexture (EX9.Texture VMR9)
This native node and its variations plays back all different kinds of videos Windows Mediaplayer plays as well. If a specific DirectShow codec is installed on a system the FileStream (DShow9) can playback files encoded with that codec.
It can also handle AviSynth scripts. The script mimics itself as an AVI file and allows joining and editing several videos. Check the AVIJoiner from elektromeier.
Try the FileStream2 (DShow9) for hickupfree file switching.
The FileStream (DShow9 Boygroup)'s special power is to syncronize several players on the same or several machines (in a Boygroup setup).
Their Filename pin is not spreadable, therefore only one file can be played at a time.
However it's possible to have several FileStream (DShow9) connected to their own VideoTexture (EX9.Texture VMR9) and AudioOut (DShow9) in the same patch in order to play several files in parallel. Beware though that those streams will not run in sync by default.
Multiple players can by synchronized locally or in a network scenario, see Video Synchronization.
With all directshow pins (of type audio / midi / video) you can connect each output to only one input pin. Therefore it is not possible with the DShow9 system to play a file and analyse it at the same time using nodes like Contour (FreeFrame DShow9) or Trautner (FreeFrame DShow9).
Examples in your vvvv\girlpower\ directory: