Making One Presentation That Starts and Stops Videos By Clicking Thumbnails


(Greg Smith) #1

I am really amazed, using a Mac for 30 years, now, that there is no simple, inexpensive, non-coding solution that allows a presenter to author a user experience that provides users with the means to interactively browse and navigate a collection of instructional videos.

Specifically, I would like to have a bank of thumbnails which visually describe the content of each video contained on a single “page”. Clicking the thumbnail starts or stops the video in question - which fades in from the background color of the page while growing in size - then fading out and shrinking at the end of the video - or upon a second user click on that thumbnail.

I’m sure someone can do this with code - but I do not want to code, ever.

Too bad software has remained primitive, expensive and reserved for those who code.

Greg Smith


#2

Hi Greg!

You could do just about everything You mentioned only using Hype’s interface.

One strategy might be to use large images as stand-in representations of the videos (for the shrink~grow~fade actions) and then swap in the actual video once the image reached full size~opacity. The videos would have to be imbedded into Hype… an iFrame approach would involve coding. All of this is a concept, there might be other aspects of your set-up that won’t fly with a non-coding approach.

BTW: If You were looking to reduce the number of people interested in helping You reach your goal I think the tone of your post succeeded admirably.


(Nim) #3

Agree with Jim, almost no coding needed to do something like that. Nothing complicated at least.
Best wishes!

BTW: searching here into the forum, there are a lot of post about video gallery