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Hmm…by default, I'm not seeing this.
By any chance, are you importing video from a folder that's already in the root folder containing the Animation composition files?
Any extra information you can provide will be helpful.
Thanks for your reply. My video files are actually located in a folder beneath the composition files. Do you think that's the issue? Like I said, using the plus icon next to the Video panel in the Library doesn't do anything, I actually have to use the File: Import.... menu item.
Yeah, it's an issue with our Library (this same thing can also happen with audio and image assets).
Instead of adding a folder within your composition folder that holds your video files, you could either add video files directly to the media folder that Animate generates when you import audio or video, or if there isn't a media folder yet, create one named "media" and then add your video files directly to it.
Otherwise, import video from any directory on your system outside of the Animate composition folder - when Animate imports video or audio assets, it makes a copy of them and keeps them in the media folder I mentioned previously (image assets get copied to an images folder). Any use of the video in Animate is referencing the copy in the media folder. Likewise, when you publish, we copy the same folder structure into your publish directory.
As Joe mentioned, I add y assets in the folders I create and the beginning where I save the animate files in order to avoid problems.
I create the images folder, the media folder and the js folder even though animate would create these at import. I had some problems earlier with Animate using an alernate folder that was not included in publish.
So as a matter of habit I just do that every time I create a new Composition. Then all necessary assets appear in their respective panels.
Good luck on your project!
We are tracking this internally as a bug. Thanks for reporting it.