5 Replies Latest reply on May 14, 2009 7:11 AM by Dean Utian

    Wait for end mp4 DIr 11.5

    linusITA

      Does anybody know how to make Director 11.5  wait for end of a mp4 (h264) video ?


      I made the upgrade to version 11.5 just for being able to import and control the MP4 as read I have read in the

      "Top features: Support for MP4, H.264, FLV, and F4V video formats and video streaming"

        • 1. Re: Wait for end mp4 DIr 11.5
          Dean Utian Adobe Community Professional

          Hi,

           

          The Lingo for mp4 is:

          currentTime - represents the current point in time in the video measured in milliseconds.

          duration - the length of time of the mp4 video in milliseconds

           

          So, you could write something like
          if sprite(1).currentTime < sprite(1).duration then go the frame

           

          Dean

           

          Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
          http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
          http://www.multimediacreative.com.au

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          • 2. Re: Wait for end mp4 DIr 11.5
            linusITA Level 1

             

             

                                              

             

            It work perfectly, thanks Dean, and make me know in the next survey;

            I usually get it late.....

            I work with director since version 7, it's still a nice program for very professionals presentations.

            More versatile and productive than flash for our point of view.

            Fortunately I need poor programming knowledge but most graphic or communication skills.

            With mp4 I can introduce video as a graphic component so After Effect (as before Photoshop)

            became a contribution program.

            But.

             

            Flv doesn't work, is practically impossible to import the file into the timeline without having an error message.

            Mp4 sometimes is not visible, if I go to play in editing mode.

             

            Some suggestions?

             

            I'm working on a Boxx Extreme. Win XP 64bit , 4 quadcore, 2 Nvidia Quadro CX graphic cards

            • 3. Re: Wait for end mp4 DIr 11.5
              Dean Utian Adobe Community Professional

              Not sure why the FLV isn't working. What happens, do you import it but it just doesn't show anything?

               

              With mp4, only H.264 encoded video is supported. If it is not of this type, it will still import but won't work properly.

               

              I'll let you know about the next survey. Any suggestions for a new one?:)

               

              Dean

               

              Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
              http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
              http://www.multimediacreative.com.au

              • 4. Re: Wait for end mp4 DIr 11.5
                linusITA Level 1

                 

                 

                We love Director, so each time there are news about evolutions o promise about it future we are the first to wait anxiously.

                I hope it will become a solid and interesting application,  actually version 11.5 make me feel insecure. (I have use this program to go on air - live in a stadium with 40.000 people or very high level press launch of Milan fashion houses.)

                About my actual question.

                Because we need to "mix" basic text, swf animated text, png sequences, path animation and  (third part) transition.., digital video must be edited into the time line, obviously I don't wait from Director to sync the video with the player head in editing step across the timeline.

                Video in Flv format get fatal errors in this sense, more tan mp4 format.

                 

                Actually the presentation contains 12 clips of  2014x576px x 1MB that come from After effects CS4 /  Output  module  - standard h264 /  Estimated File Size 732,42 KB/SEC.

                 

                I guess you could help me to set the perfect mp4 /h264 format (if necessary I could upload the project in a server to make you test it)

                Thank again (and sorry about my English)

                • 5. Re: Wait for end mp4 DIr 11.5
                  Dean Utian Adobe Community Professional

                  If you produce a FLV that gives fatal errors, definiley post it to your site. You acn email em direct at d.utian@unsw.edu.au. I could even follow up any problems with engineers at Adobe.

                   

                  I'm happy to look at any other mp4 files.

                   

                  Dean

                   

                  Director Lecturer / Consultant / Director Enthusiast
                  http://www.deansdirectortutorials.com/
                  http://www.multimediacreative.com.au