Has anyone inserted text box titles over inserted video playback

Has anyone inserted a text box title over an inserted video and successfully played it back? It plays back for me fine but when I want to fast forward or rewind  or stop and go, no titles appear.

I tried placing the show on the intended environment as recommended but it still did the sam thing,

It works well on the seek bar below the video scrub bar but the seek bar is for the whole show on some of my videos and doesn't have a counter. What to do!!Help

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mikki herbold

Hi Chris
Yes, I have text box titles over top of a video. When I paly back the video all the way through it is synced but when I pause it, jump around , rewind it to see again it is out of sync or sometimes no titles. This is the video scrub bar that has a counter.
I am using layers. So I tried the seek bar, that works with titles, stopping and starting, but the seek bar seems to be on every layer which I don't want and I am gathering it represents the whole show in length, not just that layer, which may be confusing to the viewer.
Also, the seek bar on some layers where the video is short, the action ends but the seek bar looks as though there is still more video to be seen which there isn't because that video is finished(seek bar shows whole video?) On another layer with longer video the seek bar goes to the end - weird.
I should say I am using layers.
I published it and placed it in the enviornment that it would be shown(our media server).
What do you think?

Mikki Herbold
Educational Technology Specialist
Academic Technology Services
Centre for Educational and Informational Technology (CEIT)
604-527-5449

mikki herbold

Hi Chris

I am using layers. So I tried the seek bar, that works with titles, stopping and starting, but the seek bar seems to be on every layer which I don’t want and I am gathering it represents the whole show in length, not just that layer, which may be confusing to the viewer.

Also, the seek bar on some layers where the video is short, the action ends but the seek bar looks as though there is still more video to be seen which there isn’t because that video is finished(seek bar shows whole video?) On another layer with longer video the seek bar goes to the end – weird.

I should say I am using layers.

I published it and placed it in the enviornment that it would be shown(our media server).

What do you think?

Ashley Terwilliger

Hi Mikki,

First, I wanted to let you know that replying via email includes your signature here in the post - so you're welcome to edit the post and remove that information if you wish. 

If you have the seekbar enabled on the base slide layer, but not the individual layers itself, it may appear longer as it's based on the entire slide's timeline - not just specific to video elements. Similarly on the individual layers, if you've enabled the seekbar for seeking, it'll be based on those layers timeline - so if the length is longer than the video you'll see the timeline continue. 

In regards to syncing, if you have enabled the video controls which include a separate seekbar, that is then disassociated with the slide's timeline so that they are controlled independently of one another. You can read more about the slide layer properties here. 

Chris Cole

 

Hi Mikki -

Looking at your first video - Introduction... I see that you have the seek bar turned on for the video (Show Video Controls in the Video options) AND you have the Allow Seeking option turned on for the INRO VIDEO layer. So you have two competing seek bars.

If you turn off the seek bar for the layer but leave on the video player seek bar, you will still see the seek bar for the Base Layer and that might be confusing for your learners.

It might make more sense to leave ON the seek bar for the layer, and turn OFF the seek bar for the video player.  Then the seek bar changes at the bottom every time you open a layer with a video so there is no confusion about the seek bar controlling the contents of the layer. And the seek bar will control the video since there is no seek bar on the video player.

Regarding your other issue about the seek bar continuing even after the video has finished... in the timeline of the INRO VIDEO layer, for some reason the video has been stretched out to 860 seconds. If you look at the video in the Video Editor, you can see that the video is actually only about 175 seconds long (2:55). You just need to go to your timeline and change the duration of the video in the timeline back down to 175 or 180 seconds or so. And then pull all of the other objects back as well.

Hope this helps.

Chris