How do I pause/resume a video in BrightAuthor?

You can attach Commands to events to pause and resume videos in a BrightAuthor presentation.

  1. Create an Interactive presentation with a video (example attached).
  2. Select the Events tab under Media Library and drag the desired event onto the video.
  3. In the Main tab of the event, choose Remain On Current State.
  4. In the Advanced tab, click Add Command and select Video from the dropdown list.
  5. Select Pause.
  6. Create a second event with the same configuration and choose Video - Resume

Sample Presentation - Touch & Gpio Events Control Pause/Resume

Note: The included project was created using BrightAuthor 3.7.0.39. The link includes sample images and a video.

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    Justin Hutchison

    How can I get this working with UDP?

     I followed your directions:

    1. Added a UDP Event
    2. Under** Advanced** I added the commands for Pause & Resume.

     My video will 'step' it just pauses for a millisecond then resumes.

    The sample you have on this page does not work with UDP commands

     

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    Nate Turley

    Does Pause/Resume work in the preview function of 3.8.0.30 Beta? 

    I tried it and it doesn't seem to work... I don't have hardware right now to confirm if it works on the XD1030

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    Lyndon

    Those commands should work but appear to be not working at the moment. 

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    Callie Holmes

    I can't get this to work in my interactive presentation, created in BrightAuthor 4.4.0.15. This is a multizone interactive presentation, and I've set up the touch events just as it says in these instructions (and in the example presentation). Do you have any idea what I could try or what might be going wrong? Ideally, I'd like to have identical touch regions, but the first time it's touched I want the video to pause and the second time I'd like the video to resume.

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    Lyndon

    Can you send us a copy of the presentation? Send it to support. or, post a link to the presentation here. We only need the presentaion, not the content.

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    Callie Holmes

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8txNB4jzA-CNmZVRjVsQm01Y1E/view?usp=sharing (FYI I have it's a touchscreen and ideally I'd like the first touch of the video to pause it, and the second touch to resume it.) Thank you!

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    Lyndon

     

    I added a variable called "paused" with a default value of "no".

    Under the touch event, I went to advanced, and conditional targets.

    If paused was no (default), under advanced, I sent a video pause command, and I set the variable to yes.

     

    if pause was yes, under advanced, I sent a video resume command, and I reset variable (back to its default value)

     

    This allows me to use the same touch to do both functions. Your modified project's here

     

    https://www.brightsignnetwork.com/download/customers/Economy_templatedesign_round2.bpf

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Lyndon

    Just noticed an error in my images. The target state should not be an image, but current state only. I've updated the project file. 

    Edited by Lyndon
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    Callie Holmes

    Thanks so much for the response. I get the logic behind the steps you gave, but I'm still having problems getting the pause/resume function to actually work. The updated project that you posted that I was able to download still had the target state set as an image. I changed all of those to current state, but nothing is happening when I click on the video to pause/resume. (In case it matters, I am using the preview function on my PC to test this, haven't actually put the published project on the BrightSign player yet--should that make a difference?). Here's the version of the project you made that I'm working with (with the modified target states): https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8txNB4jzA-COGdSSWFPcmRFVEk/view?usp=sharing  Any idea why the pause/resume isn't working?

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    Callie Holmes

    FYI --  I decided to try the project on the BrightSign player to see if it behaved differently, and it worked! Pause/resume still doesn't work when I preview through BrightAuthor, but it does work in the "real world." Thank you!!!

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