Seems like it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here (or any of my social networking sites for that matter: sorry plurk account!), but that’s just because we’ve had our noses to the grindstone, working out this viewer mess. First, an update.
Jacek’s done a great job removing much of the Linden cruft. The media system now utilizes its own thread that keeps bad urls from crashing or freezing the viewer (a known issue with RC2). She’s also been working on the mac release, so more power to her across the board.
On my end, I’ve been taking a large mallet to both XP and Vista in order to get streaming working on both OSes (Vista definitely being the more painful one). This brings me to the point of this post. I have a viewer that appears to have working streaming across the board, but I need Windows users–particularly those running Windows Vista (or 7 if you’re brave)–to help me test it.
Please, let me know if this viewer solves the media problems you were experiencing under RC2. If it doesn’t, it’d help me tremendously if you could let me know what’s going on. Crash when you play a certain stream? Stop? Sound problems? Whatever.
I’ll be watching here and over in the forums.