I'm pretty new to this adventure in the Indesign Jungle. I've set up a video. This video is exported to an interactive pdf. When a user clickes on the interactive pdf, the video plays to the end and stops on the ending black fade out rectangle.
As it stands now, the video fades to black and the black rectangle stays on the screen. The video doesn't show the opening image.
I'd like the video to go back to the beginning of the video and display the starting video image.
Is there a way to accomplish this?
Thank you for any help that you are willing to offer. I've searched around the internet, watched a few You Tube videos regarding the media panel, but nothing seems to deal with how to get the video back to the start once a user has played it.
The default SWF video player widget inserted into a PDF does not support looping playback, and there's no way to change that from inside InDesign - you need to change the widget.
We have a free replacement version that natively supports looping, and can be used in Acrobat 9+ and InDesign CS5+. To install it, extract the VideoPlayer.swf file to the following location(s), keeping the existing ones as a backup:
where 'x' is your installed version number.
Place your video as before and export to PDF, and the widget will be used instead of the default non-looping version. It has a bunch of other advanced features you can control inside Acrobat using scripts, once the PDF has been exported.
Thank you for your help.
One question always seems to lead to another. So... if I install this widget, will the video then automatically loop back to the beginning and stop or will I have to script in order to get the behavior?
Is it possible to use this so the video "rewinds" at the end but doesn't play until the next user clicks on to the page (in essence, so it loads and plays each time the page is loaded?)
I've just answered my own question.... Yes you can..
Great little widget, thanks alot