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nunz

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Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 03:10
 
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How can I make the movie "loop"?
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 03:25   in response to: nunz in response to: nunz
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It does that automatically. In fact, there's no way to prevent it from looping.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 03:54   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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The answer was to re-install jAlbum from scratch.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 06:45   in response to: nunz in response to: nunz
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That seems like overkill - simply reinstalling the skin would probably have done the trick.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 15:33   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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Oh, I see. Thanks, jGromit. Let me try that first from now on when I suspect something may have gone wrong with a skin.

Thanks again. I really like Ken Burns effects.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 15:49   in response to: nunz in response to: nunz
 
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Well, I never argue with success, and a jAlbum reinstall goes pretty quickly. :)
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 21:56   in response to: nunz in response to: nunz
 
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Another strange situation has arisen.

If I upload the album to a webspace of a commercial server, it plays well with sound.

But, the moment I put a password protection on the album folder, the sound would not play at all even though the visual animation continues to play fine.

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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 22:00   in response to: nunz in response to: nunz
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Oh, I've run into that with videos, rather than audio files. If you password-protect the album directory, the media player in the album can't access the video file. I'm not sure why that happens, but I've never found a way around it. I suspect it's the same kind of problem with audio files.

In Mr.Burn5, you could probably plant the audio in an unprotected directory on your server, and give the album the full path to it, like http://mydomain.com/media/mydog.mp3.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 30-Apr-2016 22:32   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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The funny thing is this. I am on a Mac and tested this with three browsers after I cleared all cache, etc.

Safari will lose sound.
Firefox does not.
Chromium does not.

Strange. Thanks for the trick. I will definitely try that!!
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Re: Loop
Posted: 01-May-2016 14:47   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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jGromit - I can't thank you enough.
Your "mydomain" trick works beautifully to get around the issue.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 01-May-2016 15:14   in response to: nunz in response to: nunz
 
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I'm glad that did the trick for you.

I should do some controlled experiments to try to nail down the exact combinations that cause this problem. I suspect it may depend upon whether the media file is being invoked by a simple HTML tag, or by a Javascript routine, but that's just a hunch....
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Re: Loop
Posted: 01-May-2016 16:11   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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It's all coming back to me, now....

Whether your video or audio is being triggered by a Javascript routine (as in Turtle), or being handled by a simple HTML tag (as in Minimal), all browsers except Safari handle it gracefully - you're prompted to login to the directory, and then everything is fine. In Safari, annoyingly, you have to login again to view each video, or to listen to each audio.

Where things get truly catastrophic, however, is on mobile devices. I won't bore you with the details. Suffice it to say that if you want mobile visitors to be able to see your videos or hear your audios, you'll have to stash them in an unprotected directory. Of course with videos, that pretty much defeats the purpose of password-protecting the album in the first place!
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Re: Loop
Posted: 01-May-2016 16:22   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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One thing to try in Safari - when you login to the album itself, check the box to let Safari remember the password in Keychain.
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Re: Loop
Posted: 01-May-2016 16:40   in response to: jGromit in response to: jGromit
 
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I was extremely annoyed by Safari's double-authentication requests. So, I immediately tested the same link with Firefox and Chromium, and found that they don't result in double authentication.

You are quite right about viewing a protected webpage with music in Safari on mobile devices. I was so annoyed by it that I almost gave up on the approach. Imagine sending a link to people with iPhones. They would most likely open it in Safari. I can literally imagine how annoyed they would be when they are asked TWICE to authenticate.

As you instructed, the album is still in a protected directory. But, after I moved the mp3 music file out of the album and put it in an unprotected directory, the movie sees to work fine in Safari on my iPhone.
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