0 Favourites

[r214] Video loaded and paused doesn't show.

  • Problem Description

    Video not showing when loaded and paused.

    Attach a Capx

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109921357/Video%20not%20showing/Video_showing_bug.capx

    Test video:

    https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/109921357/Video%20not%20showing/Test_1.webm

    Description of Capx

    Press a button and load a video.

    Steps to Reproduce Bug

    1. Press button to load a video

    The video wont appear.

    2. Activate the wait 0.2 between the set source and the pause and the video appears. However depending on the video loaded, the wait might not solve the problem.

    Observed Result

    After the video is loaded and then paused instantly, it will not appear even though it have been loaded.

    Expected Result

    That the video would show up in the window paused. Since there is a functionality to make the video object invisible, it should by default always be visible.

    ps. Wouldn't post this if there was a viable workaround, but can't seem to find one that is reliable, as it changes based on video loaded. So would be greatly appreciated if this could get into the next update.

    Affected Browsers

    NWjs.

    Operating System and Service Pack

    Windows 7

    Construct 2 Version ID

    r214

  • Not sure whether a bug or not, but if you add the action 'video-> Play' then it plays ok.

  • Not sure whether a bug or not, but if you add the action 'video-> Play' then it plays ok.

    Yeah I know, but I need it to be paused. That's why the semi workaround with putting in a wait works when autoplay is activated, as it makes it play for 0.2s and then pause it. However it shouldn't be necessary and it is a unreliable solution as it only works sometimes. And besides that, I think its a valid point that since this video object have an visible/invisible setting, it should be made sure that its always visible and then you can just change this option if needed.

    But it seems like the video source is not loaded/updated correctly or something if the video is paused, when the source is set.

  • Construct 3

    Buy Construct 3

    Develop games in your browser. Powerful, performant & highly capable.

    Buy Now Construct 3 users don't see these ads
  • Sorry (maybe a bit slow today) but doesn't the manual state that after setting the source the video would be paused and would need the 'Play' action to start it?

    [quote:2us8lb8t]Set source

    Set a different video file to play. As with the object properties, three formats can be specified. Setting the source does not automatically start playing the video; use the Play action to start it after changing the source.

    So wouldn't this mean it's working correctly?

  • Sorry (maybe a bit slow today) but doesn't the manual state that after setting the source the video would be paused and would need the 'Play' action to start it?

    [quote:2zgxklw1]Set source

    Set a different video file to play. As with the object properties, three formats can be specified. Setting the source does not automatically start playing the video; use the Play action to start it after changing the source.

    So wouldn't this mean it's working correctly?

    No, it means that the manual is not very precise or correct regarding this

    Because it doesn't matter whether you change source or not. If Autoplay is set to "Yes" it will play whenever a source is set.

  • Closing as won't fix. When you play a video (which includes setting the source with an autoplay video, which is what you have) it can't play it immediately: it takes a moment to download and decode enough of the video to start playback (the "can play" event). The video cannot be drawn until it is playing. There is no visible/invisible setting, it is either drawing nothing because it has not loaded enough video to draw anything, or drawing the video while it's playing. If you wait 0.2 seconds, you are racing the video loading against a timer, and on slower systems it will still not display anything since you pause it before it's loaded.

Jump to:
Active Users
There are 1 visitors browsing this topic (0 users and 1 guests)