playing videos in succession

Trevor DeVore lists at
Fri Dec 5 17:26:03 CST 2003

On Dec 5, 2003, at 4:17 PM, J. Landman Gay wrote:

> On 12/5/03 4:21 PM, Kurt Kaufman wrote:
>> I'm looking for a script that would allow me to play a number of 
>> separate video clips one after the other.  I understand that it 
>> involves the player waiting for the playstopped message and then 
>> starting the next clip.
> You are off by 2 because setting the filename of a player also sends a 
> "playstopped" message. You'll need to bracket setting the filename 
> with "lock messages/unlock messages" commands to block the extra 
> playstopped message that gets sent.
> But brace yourself. There is a discussion going on right now on the MC 
> list about playing files serially in a player. While the Rev IDE 
> receives the "playStopped" message just fine, standalones built for OS 
> X do not. It's a bug. If you are only building for Windows there's no 
> problem, since the bug is only in OS X.

I wonder if you could create a SMIL document that listed your movies in 
the order you wanted them to play and load that into a player?  That 
might do the trick as well.

Trevor DeVore
Blue Mango Multimedia
trevor at

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