Getting .mp4 to play on another timeline

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#1

Imported video will play on Main Timeline, but not on a created timeline. I’m trying to control stop and start of movie with buttons.


#2

Hi Cordes,

To control start and stop of the MP4 video you will need to use javascript.

control_html5video_with_javascript.zip (785.0 KB)

Here is a template to show you the method

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#3

DBear,

Thank you! That is perfect. The example file is above and beyond expected.

Cordes


#4

After digging deeper into this, I’m still not able to stop the Main Timeline at a specific point. The movie plays through any action set on the Main Timeline.


#5

You will have to manipulate the timeline using Javascript in order to sync the timeline and video / movie.

What do you want to do exactly?

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#6

Right, as of now the Timeline Actions are being ignored when the Main Timeline contains a movie. Example: Action: Pause Timeline, Timeline: Main Timeline, set at 00:03.00. Your Javascript works perfectly enabling the user control the start/stop, but I haven’t solved the movie stopping at specific point. Example: Movie plays for 3 sec. then stops (internal function). The user then has to hit “continue” to start the movie again. This continues until the end of the movie.


#7

You’ll need to run @DBear’s JavaScript functions as timeline actions if you’d like to control the video alongside a timeline. The thumbnails in the main timeline which appear when you drag a video into your scene will only be 1-to-1 if your video and timeline start exactly at the same time, which is a bit tricky to do unless your video has already been played and is cached in memory.

This thread demonstrates how to sync videos to animations: Sync animations to Video & Audio

Hope that helps!


#9

Thanks Daniel,

That should do it. Much appreciated.


#10

Hi Cordes

Looks like Daniel’s helped you out there.

Here is a document I was working some while ago when designing a sort of quiz. It doesn’t really make sense (question wise) as they are just there for reference. But, it shows a lot of the code that is used to manipulate the video, etc

Maybe you’ll find it useful

videoandslide-sync.zip (418.7 KB)


#11

Sorry for the delay DBear. Thank you for the example. It’s time to jump into coding to really make this work.