Start a content

How to start playing a content of three types: local content, web content and .mmda package content.

A dialogue content can be given to MMDAgent-EX in three ways:

  • in a local folder,
  • a single packaged archive,
  • or directly on a URL.

Local content

Content files are located under a folder on local file system of your device. It can be a local disk or external memory device connected to your device. You can start playing a local content by starting MMDAgent-EX with the .mdf file in the content at command line argument.

% MMDAgent-EX yourcontents/xxx.mdf

On iOS, Android and MacOS, after installing MMDAgent-EX, you can start local content by simply opening the .mdf file in file manager. On Windows and Linux the file suffix relation is not set up automatically, but you can manually register the “.mdf” suffix to MMDAgent-EX.

Web content

Content files are placed at a cloud Web server, and can be specified by URL using “mmdagent” scheme.

mmdagent://foo.bar/some/dir

You can start playing a web content by specify the content URL as command-line argument. Using http or https instead of mmdagent also works.

% MMDAgent-EX mmdagent://foo.bar/contents/location/

On iOS, Android and MacOS, MMDAgent-EX is automatically set up to handle mmdagent:// scheme after installation. Simply tap the mmdagent://... link on your web browser to start MMDAgent-EX with the content.

On Windows, you can paste the url to the running MMDAgent-EX application window with “CTRL-v” or “INS” key to open it.

.mmda package content

A content file, given as a single file that packs a whole dialogue content into a single file.

% MMDAgent-EX yourcontents.mmda

It is actually a simple zip file that contains a single folder that holds all the content files. You can pack a local content by zip it and rename .zip to .mmda.