January 28, 2021
Add a Play Pause button to your slide video!
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January 28, 2021
Add a Play Pause button to your slide video!
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If you are like me. You probably don’t want to use the default playback controls built into Captivate. Personally I don’t like to use them for videos because I want people to watch the video and not scrub ahead. We live in a fast passed environment and if we can find shortcuts we take them!

I also wanted to give my learners a way to pause the video to take notes, answer questions if someone walked up and interrupts their time learning.

Enter… the play pause button!

This uses some simple advanced actions and two image buttons. But this is something that you can save and copy and paste into your future lessons!

Let me know how you may improve this in the comments below! And feel free to reach out if you have issues getting this into your own projects!

Test the file here:

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If you would like to download the file you can do that here:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WPC3ukQr6h7izvfh1rpCdzzcZL6tWVEX/view?usp=sharing

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2021-03-19 11:01:06
2021-03-19 11:01:06

That’s really useful. Thankyou.

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2021-01-31 16:34:31
2021-01-31 16:34:31

Slide video is synchronized with Captivate’s timeline, such a play/pause button works for all slides. It is more tricky for other content slides if they have more advanced actions and interactive objects. You need to hide the play/pause button in the playbar anyway.

I just wonder why you have not created a toggle button with states instead of using two buttons in exactly the same location. In the present version of Captivate that doesn’t lead to issues, but in the past I often had problems with such a setup, even though the two buttons were not displaying at the same time.  Just a tip… not every version works exactly the same way, which means I often have to check workflows which I described in blogs when a new version appears.

BTW I offered a Captivate Interactive video, describing the workflow for Play/Pause toggle buttons in this portal. It is not specific for slide video, but will work perfectly for those slides as well:

Interactive Video: Play/Pause button – eLearning (adobe.com)

 

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Lieve Weymeis
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2021-02-01 20:14:35
2021-02-01 20:14:35
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Lieve Weymeis
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Great Idea! I think once I got it to work I just have been copying and pasting it since then. Making a “toolbox” of these items is a great idea for any ID. But making it better is even better! Thanks for the advice!

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Chris Etling
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2021-02-01 20:20:38
2021-02-01 20:20:38
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Chris Etling
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You may have ‘heard’ that I am a big fan of shared actions. I use a ‘Library’ with shared actions which I use as external Library for most of my projects. It avoids having to recreate variables, and less problems when used in another project than by copy/paste of advanced actions.

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2021-01-29 08:15:22
2021-01-29 08:15:22

This is a really interesting work around for adding play/pause toggle control on videos. Thanks for sharing this!

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