PlayerFF is a free, open-source Freeframe clip player for Windows 2000/XP. It's a source plugin, and it reads AVI files or still images (BMP/JPG/GIF).
The player has two ways of finding your clips. In either case, the player looks for a special folder called "My Documents\PlayerFF". If the special folder contains a playlist file, the player uses it to locate your clips, as described below. Otherwise, the player expects to find your clips in the special folder. Any clips it finds there can be selected, via the "Clip" parameter. The clips are distributed evenly over the parameter's range, in alphabetical order. If no clips are found, or the special folder doesn't exist, the plugin displays the message "NO CLIP".
A playlist is a file you create which contains links to your clips. Using a playlist has several advantages: your clips can be located wherever you like, you specify their order explicitly, and the clips can be arbitrarily grouped into banks. The playlist must be called "playlist.txt", and must reside in the special folder "My Documents\PlayerFF".
The playlist is a plain text file, in which each line consists either of a path to a clip, or a bank prefix. All clips following a bank prefix are placed in that bank. Clips without a bank prefix are placed in the first bank. A bank prefix consists of a colon followed by a bank index. Note that bank indices are zero-origin, i.e. the first bank is bank zero. Here's a sample playlist, which places three clips in bank zero, and two clips in bank one:
C:\temp\avi files\Night Traffic.avi
Empty lines are ignored. The banks can appear in any order, though it's easier to keep them in ascending order. It's legal to skip banks, though it's not obvious why you would want to. You can also define a bank more than once, in which case the definitions are concatenated.
The source code and binaries for this release are available from the FFRend web site, http://ffrend.sourceforge.net/.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details. You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111 USA.
Kopyleft 2006 Chris Korda, All Rites Reversed.