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How to return to a slide video, to the exact image I was leaving, from another slide?

Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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Hello,

2 slides : I have a slide with a video and a button, which is linking at the second slide.
From my second slide, how do I come back to the exact image I was in my video slide (the first)?
By default, Captivate comes back to the beginning of the video slide… 😞

Thank you very very much for your help!

Francois

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Advanced , Advanced actions , Audio and video

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Engaged , May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

If your video is inserted as 'Slide Video' (synced with Captivate timeline), then have your button on the video slide capture and store the current value of the cpInfoCurrentFrame System Variable in a User Variable through an Advanced Action, in addition to the Go to the Next Slide action. Then put a button on that next slide that, when clicked, assigns the System Variable cpCmndGotoFrameAndResume with the value of your User Variable.

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Engaged ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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If your video is inserted as 'Slide Video' (synced with Captivate timeline), then have your button on the video slide capture and store the current value of the cpInfoCurrentFrame System Variable in a User Variable through an Advanced Action, in addition to the Go to the Next Slide action. Then put a button on that next slide that, when clicked, assigns the System Variable cpCmndGotoFrameAndResume with the value of your User Variable.

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Community Expert ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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One small point:  Even if you DO as Gaanf suggests, you still need to thoroughly test whether this still works for your intended audience on their intended web browser.  Things were a lot more predictable in the SWF world before we moved to HTML5.  With SWF the timelines for the slide and the video were locked together beautifully.  However with HTML5 on different devices and different browsers the world is a lot more messy.  So you need to do a lot more testing when trying to something a little different like capturing an exact frame number on the fly and looping back to it later.  Just a caution...

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Community Beginner ,
May 29, 2020 May 29, 2020

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Thank for your notice. Tested, it's working for now… 🙂

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Engaged ,
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True, though I guess in this work case it wouldn't matter much if you missed the exact frame no by 10 frames or so.

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Thank you so much Gaanf ! Just perfect.

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