Is there Multi-media support in Python ?
jcarlson at nospam.uci.edu
Thu Feb 19 01:42:39 CET 2004
> One of the reasons we were interested in Python is that, we thought, capible
> of creating software that will run on Mac, Windows or Linux systems.
> I understand that Python itself is the basic language and that there are
> add-ons for other stuff... like win32all, wxPython, Py2exe, NumArray,
> PythonCard, etc...
You will find that Python will interface with quite a few Windows
components with win32all (now pywin32 I believe), of course there is
already os.startfile() for simple "open this file with the appropriate
Depending on the 'multimedia' you want to deal with, wxPython is capable
of embedding various objects into itself. On Windows it seems to be
fairly trivial to embed Internet Explorer in a wxPython window, which
could be used with the standard IE plugins to view media.
On other platforms, perhaps wxMozilla
(http://wxmozilla.sourceforge.net/) would satisfy a large portion of
your requirements. It may take some work to get it working with
wxPython, but it also may be a quick SWIG run. As it stands, wxMozilla
runs on all major platforms, so may be your best bet for images and
multimedia with browser plugins.
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