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Alternating movies

I am trying to use two XD230 players to play movie files, alternating and on a loop (one screen will play a movie while the other is black and vice versa).  Thank you.

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Ingredients:

     

    2 Players

    1 Network switch

    2 Network cables

     

    Player 1 plays your video1 file in a zone in interactive mode

    Upon video end, Media End event transition from video1 to a Live Text state, without any text, which would generate black video.

    The Media End event sends a UDP message over the network to player 2. Lets call the message "play2".

    Player 1 is now on the Live Text state, waiting for a UDP command "play1" to be received

     

    The presentations on Player 1 and Player 2 are almost identical.

    Player 1's initial state is video1, while Player 2's initial state is the Live Text.

    Player 1 sends out UDP command "play2", while Player 2 sends out UDP command "play1".

    Player 1 listens to UDP command "play1" when on the Live Text state,  while Player 2 listens for UDP message "play2"

     

    If I got it right, that should create the flip-flop action that you are looking for.

    Let us know how it went.

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    Daubar, Andrew

    So I got the movies files playing and the blank text field worked great for the black filler screen, but they just don't loop.  Here's what I'm doing:

     



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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Please use Media End event, not timers.

     

    Try this for player 1

     

    Player 2

     

    Notice the difference in Initial States

    This is not everything, but rather hints to steer you in the right direction
     

     

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    All set?

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    Daubar, Andrew

    YES.  Apologies for not following up no this.  I got it working and really appreciate your help.  Thank you.

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Fantastic!

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    Bright Scripters info[at]brightscripters.com

    Fantastic!

    We like successful closures here :)

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