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connecting 80+ videos - jumping from any video to any other video

Hello,

I´m making an interactive map installation for a museum with two languages, all together 43 buttons on the map with a language selection mounting to 86 different videos. It is impossible to do all the connections manually, so are there any other way to implement the connections between all the videos?

Thanks /H

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    Brandon

    Put all the videos into a Super State.
    Events on a Super State will trigger as long as playback is on any state within the Super State, so you'd only need to put the 86 events on the Super State itself.

    Alternatively, use a Play File state and either send UDP or set a variable to select which video from the state is played.

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    Fantomatico Ltd.

    Hi Brandon,

    thanks for advice, can you be more specific about Super State routine!

    I have all my videos pulled now inside Super State. How do I add the serial events to the Super State itself ?

    Thanks!

    /H

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    Brandon

    Click the "breadcrumb" above the Super State playlist to get back to the enclosing playlist, then add your events to the Super State.

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    Fantomatico Ltd.

    Sorry, can I get this in screencaptures or step by step instructions, "breadcrumb" does not make sense to me, since this is not branching structure what I´m trying to do. I need to be able to jump from each video to any other one of the 90 videos with serial input command.

    First I add Super State to work area. Doubleclicking the icon, I add all the 90 videos to the Super State work area .... then what?

    /H

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    Brandon

    You're in a nested structure, the breadcrumb trail lets you back out.

    If you need personalized training, we offer training services. See https://brightsign.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360019977674

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    Fantomatico Ltd.

    Yes, this is clear now. It´s the idiotic routine of adding manually 90 serial events that I want to avoid.

    Are there really no alternative workflow for this? Script of any sort?

    /H

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    Brandon

    Well the player has to be informed about what to play somehow...

    As I mentioned initially, you could use a Serial Input event with a wildcard (<*> for serial, whereas it's <any> for UDP) on a Play File state, but you still would have to

    1. Assign keys to each media piece
    2. Add/Import the media to the Play File state
    3. Ensure whatever is sending the serial input is sending strings that match the assigned keys

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    Fantomatico Ltd.

    Indeed :)

    Thanks for your help!

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