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Movie Player different behavior depending on version


  • Beta Gold

    Hi,

    I'm using a User Actor to go through different cues in a movie player, which basically works by changing the position and play length as in and out point of the cue.

    Using this actor with latest install I have, I've noticed a problem I haven't encountered for some time: each time I go to next cue, the player doesn't take consideration of the position input (for the cue in) and play the movie back from the beginning until the new cue out.

    I've went through some version I have and, it does work with 2.2.2 // 2.4.5b16 // 2.4.5b20

    It stops working from 2.5.x  (tested with 2.5.1 // 2.5.2 // 2.5.3b05

    I guess something changed in the way the movie player handles the files?

    I'm using .mov HAP with MBP i7 2,3 GHz 16Go RAM NVidia GT 750M 2048 Mo

    Anybody had the same problem? Is it a known issue? 



  • Dear Maxime,

    I have gone through your patch and -- as far as I can tell -- everything is working exactly as I would expect.

    Unfortunately I cannot test your user actor in v2.2.2 to compare, because the file was saved with v2.5.2.

    Do you have a v2.2.2 copy of the file?

    Since you say "each time I go to next cue, the player doesn't take consideration of the position input (for the cue in)," can you tell me exactly what does not meet your expectations? For example, in your patch, one of the combinations is:

    play start: 0, play length: 76, position: 51.

    In both v2.2.2 and v2.5.2 and the current beta, if I setup a movie player with these settings, the movie starts playing at 51% within the loop 0 and 76, which is 38.76% of the total movie duration. (The exactly starting point within the total movie duration = looplen/100.0 x position/100.0 + loopstart/100.0.)

    Can you explain in further detail the difference between v2.2.2 and the later versions?  

    Best Wishes,
    Mark