Slide Layer Properties - Pause base layer
Jan 15, 2014
I have a course with "tips" that you can click any time during a slide for helpful information. I built the tips with slides and use the option "Pause timeline of base layer" so the user can read the tip before exiting and resuming with the course. It works pretty slick.
Here's the problem: when a user hits the Rewind/Replay button on the player, the slide starts over but the audio won't play. There are no triggers set to start the audio, it's merely set to play when the timeline starts. I tried adding a trigger to "play media" when the timeline starts, but that prevented the user from being able to use the seek bar to adjust their position in the audio.
I have layers in other slides of the course, but this is only happening when I check the option "Pause timeline of base layer" in the Slide Layer Properties. I found a way around this by adding an additional layer that shows automatically when the timeline starts. It's a blank slide that's only .25 seconds long, but I think the fact that I have "pause timeline of base layer" checked on this blank layer somehow triggers the base layer to play the audio when the layer is finished and hidden.
Is there a better way to fix this? I find it strange that the entire base layer will play, but the audio will not.