Audio in a marker hover

Is there a way to change when the audio in a marker starts? I'm currently working on a project that has several markers per slide. When I move my cursor around, if I slightly move over a marker the audio starts (before the hover  label opens). It can't be stopped and I'll end up having 5 different audio tracks playing at the same time. 

I wanted to make it so the audio wouldn't start until the marker's label was fully open. This way when the cursor is moved off the marker, the audio stops. 

Thanks to anyone who can help!! 

22 Replies
Steve Flowers

One of the ways to do this is to add your audio to separate layers and use a mouse hover trigger on each of your markers to play the sound. This gives you full control over the start of your audio with the added benefit of special feature of this type of trigger.

Show layer "your sound layer 1" when Mouse hovered over "your marker" checkbox next to Restore on mouse leave.

Now whenever you mouse over the marker it'll show this layer. Since the layer contains audio only, it'll play the audio and stop when the mouse leaves the object when the layer is hidden.

Jeanette Brooks

Hey Desiree, out of curiosity, how did you add & configure your audio on your markers? The marker feature is designed so that the content of each marker (including audio) is only active for one marker at a time. So if one marker's audio is playing, the other markers' audio should stop. Are you seeing something different?

Desiree Carey

Jeanette,

At first I added the audio into the actual marker. The audio would start if  I had a marker "fully" hovered with the label pop up completely open, and stop when I removed the mouse. However, if I moved my mouse fast over multiple buttons at a time before the label even had time to load, the audio for each button  would start and I couldn't stop it (unless I left that slid all together). 

I did what Steve suggested and took the audio out of all my markers and triggered them to "show" audio layers, and now it works great!!! Thanks again Steve!  

Jeanette Brooks

Thanks Desiree! I'm so glad Steve's suggestion works for you!

However, we'd love it  if you could submit your original file as a support case so that we can log that problem of audio overlapping. You shouldn't have to go through the extra work of creating a layer and triggers - it should just work.  Thanks!

Laura Lowden

I'm having many issues with audio overlapping and am trying to fix them with triggers.

I'm trying to complete something similar to Desiree, however I want the audio/timeline to pause while the marker is clicked.  When the marker is minimized, I want the base audio/timeline to resume.  Is this feasible?  

I followed Steve's suggestion, and it works for Desiree's situation, but I want the marker audio to play after it's clicked(not just hovered).  There is no restore option in this situation.

Edited to add:  Would this be the correct trigger sequence to add to make it work?

Chris Smit

Steve Flowers said:

One of the ways to do this is to add your audio to separate layers and use a mouse hover trigger on each of your markers to play the sound. This gives you full control over the start of your audio with the added benefit of special feature of this type of trigger.

Show layer "your sound layer 1" when Mouse hovered over "your marker" checkbox next to Restore on mouse leave.

Now whenever you mouse over the marker it'll show this layer. Since the layer contains audio only, it'll play the audio and stop when the mouse leaves the object when the layer is hidden.



Hi Steve,

I am using the audio layers just like you suggested in the above. It is works great, but I have one more question about this.

I have a slide layer (not the base layer) with voice-over. The layer has several markers with voice-over as well. So, I set it up like you mentioned. The thing is that in the layer settings you can check the box to pause the timeline of the base layer but not of the other layers, this means that the voice-over of the layer and the voice-over of any of the markers will overlap if a marker is hovered over.

Do you know how to fix this?

Thank you.

Kind regards,

Chris

Lesley Cashman-Peck

Jeanette Brooks said:

Thanks Desiree! I'm so glad Steve's suggestion works for you!

However, we'd love it  if you could submit your original file as a support case so that we can log that problem of audio overlapping. You shouldn't have to go through the extra work of creating a layer and triggers - it should just work.  Thanks!


Hi Jeannette, I experienced the same problem as Desiree with regard to audio overlapping on markers. It's also curious that the markers do not pause the timeline of the base layer (or give you the ability to do so) particularly when narration is on the base layer. My slide had 5 audio recordings overlapping on preview when you swipe your mouse over the markers!  Steve's suggestion works great and I don't have a problem with overlapping anymore, but I agree, it would be nice not to have to add more work. I'm just so happy another person ran into this and that there was a solution!

Phil Mayor

Maggie Cowan said:

I just ran into this issue.  It didn't occur to me to test moving my mouse willy-nilly all over the slide, so of course, someone else found the issue.  Grrr

Steve's solution works great, but it is a workaround to a bug in my opinion.


yes and one that I fall into every time.

Harriet Stroupe

I've just run into the same problem with audio on one marker continuing to run when another marker is clicked. I have all the markers set to audio only so clicking is required to open the marker. I think this is a bug that, if fixed, would save a lot of time versus creating layers for the marker audio. I will submit a support case.