First, thanks Dreamhost and Jeroen Wijering for this cool Flash app. I’d been looking for something that let me create a Flash slideshow with parameters I could configure outside the Flash environment.
My goal though was not to display a few pictures with robust links and descriptive tagging. I mainly want the slideshow to present visitors with a sample of the many photos I publish. Creating the playlist.xml file for even a dozen .jpg files was tiresome though, so I wrote the following script generate it.
Just cd to the directory with your pictures and execute the script. It will read in all jpeg files (by default) and create a formatted playlist.xml for use with the Flash Image Rotator tools available at http://media.slicehost.com.
I may investigate updated script that parses a gallery to add random photo files to the playlist. I’ll post those update to github: http://github.com/mmond/misc