I know, I know, I am supposed to write a second blog post about how to manipulate actions and events from a Storyboard engine plugin, but I just wanted to post a quick note that we now have gstreamer support for the runtime. This plugin allows us to play video and audio. The tool is also aware of our gstreamer actions and events, so you can build up a media player pretty quickly . It's not available in the current download, so if you need it, you'll have to contact us about it, but it should be there for the next release of the runtime.
The examples on the gstreamer website made it fairly easy to get audio up and running. Then when I hit a bit of a wall with video, the development mailing list provided a quick response with a couple of things to try. I was really impressed with mailing list. The response time was great, and it was detailed answer.
All in all it was a great experience, and it's pretty cool to watch video or play mp3's from a storyboard application.
Give me a couple of minutes, and I will post that second part of writing a Storyboard runtime plugin.