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Danilo Dumjahn
Videoplayer for Presentation
on Feb 19, 2010 at 11:27:25 am

hi there,

i have a question and google can't help me this time.. for a live projection we need a videoplayer which has the ability to queue several videos or chapterize one long video. no biggie, right?

now it seems i can't find a videoplayer that does exactly this.. play a video, stop, and wait for user input (preferrably a simple keyboard stroke) to advance to the next queued item or chapter mark..

btw, i'm on a mac, there is not much budget for solutions like watchout, etc. and we got a 3840x1080 videosignal sent through a matrox triplehead2go..

i hope someone has a solution, some help or some advice.. thanks in advance guys :)


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Walter Soyka
Re: Videoplayer for Presentation
on Feb 19, 2010 at 2:32:04 pm

[Danilo Dumjahn] "for a live projection we need a videoplayer which has the ability to queue several videos or chapterize one long video."

For Mac-based video playback with basic editing capability, you might look at Playback Pro -- it's an outstanding application. Pro Video Player is the other big Mac-based playback option.

[Danilo Dumjahn] "btw, i'm on a mac, there is not much budget for solutions like watchout, etc. and we got a 3840x1080 videosignal sent through a matrox triplehead2go.."

Here's where it gets tricky. You've got the budget for a widescreen or multiple independent screens, but not much for proper playback? The TripleHead2Go is a great product, but it takes a beefy computer to push a 3840x1080 video. If your video is heavily compressed, you need fast processors to play it back. If it's lightly compressed, you need a fast disk subsystem. Either way, I hope you will have a pair of well-equipped Mac Pros available for this.

Sync rolls (whether from DDRs or multiple output systems like a Watchout rig) or dual-channel DDRs are a great way to increase reliability for large format playback. We've used dual-channel DDRs built for stereoscopic playback to run widescreen sync rolls from a single unit with great success.

Walter Soyka
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Danilo Dumjahn
Re: Videoplayer for Presentation
on Feb 19, 2010 at 5:25:10 pm

thanks a bunch for your reply. it cleared things up and we're not going to take the hardware way..

just in case this helps someone else: we're realising it through director with single quicktime files..

but thanks for your reply, alright? nice to know this is a place where everybody works together :)


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