I have to Agree with Quality that video playback is a pretty big deal breaker for many of the companies doing VR with UE4. This needs to be taken very seriously at epic and must get support like yesterday!
I have stuck with Epic all these years and always stuck up for EPIC against unity but now feel like an idiot for doing so because my competitors have a serious advantage over me for doing SO!
Back in November of 2014, Epic promised to make the media player a priority on the forums I feel I was seriously mislead it is now almost a year later and feel the proper attention and support was never given this!! and the excuses we received were amateur and unacceptable when we stuck around waiting while our unity competitors capitalized on this!!!
for over a year now - The Media Framework is not quite production ready yet and is still in the experimental stages. Some features may not work as expected, however we are currently working hard to resolve those issues as well as add addition features and support.
you say you are working hard then we get this!
*Is this still an improvement to look for in 4.8?
gmpreussner gravatar image gmpreussner STAFF May 11 '15 at 12:54 PM
Nope, sorry, I was out of office for three weeks and did not have time to work on this. Pushed to 4.9 now.
devel.bmad gravatar image devel.bmad Jul 13 '15 at 5:37 PM
Great to hear this! Could you please link the commit here for reference? Would this help also with gear VR?
gmpreussner gravatar image gmpreussner STAFF Jul 13 '15 at 5:41 PM
We still haven’t had time to work on this. I’m currently completely backed up with other high priority, and I will be on travel all of next month. Unless someone else can look into it, this won’t happen before September, I’m afraid :/*
Audio is not officially supported yet. There is a prototypical implementation for Windows, but I wouldn’t bet my money on it. Check out the Media Framework Roadmap for upcoming features and improvements.
Media playback in UE4 is becoming more popular lately, but it is by no means a high priority feature as not many developers use it yet. We are currently focusing on other very important Engine features that will affect many more users, but we will also continue to update the media functionality along the way.
Where are the updates??? can we be expecting them in 4.9…can others please reply here so Epic knows this is an important feature for us.