I want to make my swf stream musics in a continuous way. Say you have a 10 minutes song, normally when visitor1 opens the client swf they start listening it from beginning, 3 minutes after if visitor2 jumps in and opens they too start from the begining, and so on so forth for other visitors. What i want though is to find a way such that if visitor1 opens the client while the song is playing since 2 minutes they start listening only the portion that is left, not from the beginning; visitor2 jumps in 3 minutes after him, they just listen the remaining 5 minutes of the song, see what i mean?
I can i do that? Is they any specific methods for that, or how would you define a custom approach to achieve this? Can flash alone do that or would it require server sides codes in other languages?
I'm not sure why you would want to do that but it would have to be a shared file somewhat like a chat room. Once the page opened, it would have to listen for other channels to open so that it could track how many channels are being opened.
I believe flash is working on a stream application. It might be out already. You could always download windows media encoder, and just stream from your computer. You can import already recorded files into it as well. Then they would connect to your ip and get the stream that way.