Create custom play and pause "buttons" for screencasts?
I've recently learned how to turn off all features of the standard player, and also that in doing so, learned how to create custom play and pause buttons with variables (thanks to Kevin Thorn @LearnNuggets) so that if there is a video on the slide, the play and pause buttons control what the video file does.
In a project I'm working on now, I have screencasts that I created while in Storyline of a website (I'm making a software tutorial) and realized that a video on a slide is different than the screencasts, so I'm not sure if I can use the same buttons I could with a video. I'll attach a section of the project so you can see an example (I left the player with navigation controls for this).
Should be putting some type of custom control on the Master slide? When I've tried doing this and set the triggers to play or pause on variable “isScreencastPlaying”, the screen cast doesn't appear as an option on the master. When I create the "buttons" on each slide, it does not seem to pause, and the screencast plays automatically. On the example attached, I made the buttons I learned how to make for a video file, but set the media to the screencast instead of a video, so it’s probably not working right at all.
Or, maybe the better question is can you set the initial state of the screencast to not playing? Like you can do with a video file (Movie Tools > Options > Play Video: From Trigger)
Any help, advice, or suggestions would be greatly appreciated! The ultimate goal, is that the two play and pause buttons would be layered on top of each other, and using variables would 1) start the screencast; 2) clicking the play would change the state of the play button to hidden and would show the pause button ‘underneath’; 3) and vice versa when you click the pause, that would hide it and the play would show again. It might be that it is just the two play and pause next to each other, which is okay too. Maybe I should flip the order so that the pause button’s initial state is normal and the play buttons’ initial state is hidden?