(This is going to sound weird, but.....)
I haven't got to that part yet.
This is probably more just brain working than a question at this stage.
But from an outside perspective I saw this
media node as being able to show media on a dashboard, as I'm guessing something like a picture on a web page.
Which is a bit weird as NR already supports that.
So it allows dynamic pictures or videos.
Ok...... Nice. If I have pictures on another machine (remote) I can access and see them.
Say a cache of pictures from a remote camera that is motion activated.
There seems to be a problem with how this all fits together in light of things learnt by me.
So: something happens, the motion camera is activated and it takes piccies.
They are stored somewhere.
(Probably not a good idea to be stored on that machine.)
The pictures are there awaiting inspection.
media would be a nice way to do it.
but (here he is)
that can only work if the pictures are stored on the same machine as the
And are stored in the path from
http:static and the extra bit it puts on the path.
So the problem/s I have since seen:
media is mainly (ok, bad word. I'm working on it) used to view pictures/videos on the local machine as the path points into httpstatic.
1(b) - and to view these local files which are (probably) form another application, they have to be moved/copied(?) to that directory. duplicate! Though this can be seen as good as it separates the ones used my
media to their original program, it seems to be making work for the sake of work.
2 - to access remote files on a non NR machine, sharing needs to be set up.
3 - to access remote files with NR, the files have to be put into the remote machine's
Now and then I look in the library and look for interesting nodes which I think could be nice/useful to use/try.
I know that is not a good way to do things. Alas that is how I sometimes/usually (which?) do things to find a working solution.
I am hoping to soon set up a remote IP camera with auto uploading to another (secure/remote) machine and this looked like a neat solution to the mechanics of looking at the pictures.