Tourweaver 6 VideoHi can someone conform the video format used for video popup windows? I believe the only format is Flash (.flv). So no .avi, .wmv, .mov etc?
It is not only pop-up windows, but anywhere on the stage. Tourweaver requires "if" using the add Video option for the video to be in .flv format. If you use the add Flash option you can use .swf only but the .swf can be a wrapper for a .flv. So you actually have three options for adding video.
I just tested a .flv in one of my project files.
I have an initial image and it displays correctly. I click it and the .flv starts playing. If I watch it to the end I do not get a finish image and cannot restart the movie unless I leave the scene and come back to that scene again. If I do this I get the init image again ready to play.
If I leave the scene with the .flv movie still playing and then return to the scene the movie has stopped and the inti image is showing ready to go again.
Clicking on the playing .flv movie pauses the movie.
I cannot get the "Standard" player bar to display at all in a preview or once published. Though I can see it in the GUI. This is with TW Build 6.00.101018.
My tests were on a main scene and not pop-up window.
.swf files do not stream "if" they are a self contained file and not a wrapper to a .flv so setting a delay will not do anything. I assume you meant 5 sec not 5 Min?
.swf files do not stop playing (video or sound) unless you click an action to stop it.
If you wish to use with a delay you will need to output from Increditools Flash Video Studio a .flv with .swf wrapper. The .flv file will need to be placed in the tours root directory and NOT with the .swf file (which is unusual) but will have to do with the way Tourweaver configures the published tour.
Quote: When adding a .swf:A lot of true things Smooth had written already. I just want to add that the behavior you described are not the bugs of TW5. TW just can't control external application behavior. So, it can't stop a video which is being played in external .swf application.
This may be a better solution if the video is short. Using increditools I was able to make a nice looking player in no time at all. Even though I selected "start after 5 min" when creating the .swf it still has to fully download before it plays. Another thing is that if I close the pop up window that shows the .swf the sound still plays.
Kinda thought the bugs in TW5 would have been fixed in TW6 but it seems things have gone backwards. (the timeline slider worked in TW5)