Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Latest work in progress & some news

I haven't been posting much lately due to my full time consulting gig and freelance work. Check out this work in progress piece. I'll probably finish it off this upcoming weekend.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Deleting files on a Flash Media Server

I haven't post much in a while, because I've been busy with a new project. During the evenings I've been dedicating some time to my portfolio site - I know it is long over due. Hopefully, I will be done some time in the near future. One of my featured components is a webcam. It's taking some time getting the kinks ironed out. I am fairly new to Server-Side ActionScripting and the Flash Media Server. Thanks to some folks, especially Lisa Larson-Kelly - I've been getting through the component. Tonight I figured out how to delete a file off a Flash Media Server. Here is the server-side Script:

I call the removeFile function inside my onDisconnect call. I did that so the server checks if a user published their recent webcam recording. If they didn't, the removeFile function deletes the file. Really, simple script; but most effective.

function removeFile(){
if ( !publish )
var file = new File("[my directory]/recorded_video.flv");
if ( file.exists )