Late for the movie, main feature

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I have been loading movie files and they are working beautifully...and I have set them to auto play ..page will Appear...so as I turn the page the video plays on the new page....however there is a slight lag....( I guess a load situation).....what I really desire, is to come to the new page with the movie already playing....
is there a way to pre start.. the video someway... at the moment I'm cheating by having the first frame as a picture behind the movie which cushions the effect...thinking about it .. there seems no way to anticipate the page turn so I guess the answer is no?. I'll try a fade up , that should help .On movie topic....would there be plans to develop speed control and start at frame x... on the movie play menu.?
Any thoughts....
M.
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  • The best thing you can do is use Page Will Appear, which does not wait for the page to fully appear. Otherwise, we are using the pre-packaged movie control from Apple, so we don't have much more control then we are already exposing. It will be a little while until we have any way of pre-loading the movie or starting at a specific frame.
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  • Dan (Official Rep) February 10, 2012 05:33
    The reason we have done this is, because of going back.

    So if it appears during the page transition, when you go back a page it will pop over the outgoing page instantly and look really wrong. Since it is always on top, even the outgoing page, its over everything.

    There is a lag for it to play, which is the nature of the control, if you look at anything Apple do, The "Author" demos for example, you will see the first frame appears then after a moment you will see the play button show up in the middle of the frame. Hence given you the illusion the movie is there, but its not really usable until the play button shows.

    If I can get the library Doymarn found working, this will enable us to get the movies properly integrated in the layering system and be part of the page turns, allowing you to do what you want to do with it.

    So you want a Play Movie 1.5x/2.0x/2.5x/3.0x and a JumpToTime X where X is the frame time?
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  • Thanks for your reply....firstly you've done a great job on the handling of the movie integration as is, All the files I'm using run beautifully and that's expanded up to 1024 width..!! .detail is still very good, the only thing I must pay attention to is memory and size of original .mov file...I'll have to tweak and test that...possibly try other formats you've supported. - my post was not intended as critic. The mere fact one can have a movie on a page without the horrible menu controls is a massive plus already....one that makes or breaks my project ! , and in terms of loading and other issues I realise there will always be trade off with many situations regarding this media.

    In regard to "start at specific frame", that is the idea, of loading the movie, and the first picture you see is , say frame 23, or say frame 46, - but it's not a must have feature for me! ..... I'll just recompile my movie.
    The speed control, I was imagining to slow down the frame rate...getting more time on playing, against the file size, ... not to speed it up, but hey that's cool too.

    Thanks for the early integration....of movies!!...Regards M.
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