Envelope ++(+) Actor with duration defined by media file
Notdoc last edited by Notdoc
Following earlier post about inserting triggers into media file duration, I have this idea. Because I am not an experienced programmer I don't know if this is easy or difficult, but here it is:
If the Envelope ++ Actor could have its overall duration determined by (matched to) the length of any loaded media file the same way the 'Media Percent to Time' Actor functions, then creating triggers at fixed points along its length would be very easy, and it would function for any given media in either Audio or Video actors, without changing them.
The new 'Envelope +++' Actor could be triggered at the same time as the file, and this would effectively create a mutable auxiliary 'event timeline' for any file that is loaded into the media folder without altering the media actors in any way.
This external limit on the actor duration would allow trigger points to be placed intuitively, and adjusted inside the limit of the given (matched) percentage/time. At the moment it's sort of possible, but errors cascade along it's length.
This is probably a dumb idea, but it's morning and the sun is shining for the first time in many days...
Unless I misunderstand, what you want to do is trigger things based on the current play position of a video or audio file. This is already quite possible through the use of Comparator and Time Comparator actors hooked up to the 'position' output of the Sound Player or Movie Player actor.