Handle Video Playback events

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Fri May 22, 2020 1:07 pm

My client wants to have a 360 video with an intro sequence of a few seconds and then a looping section of the timeline. For this to work, I need to listen for the video playback events to loop back to a certain timeframe. Is this possible?

Alternatively, I could have one 360 video that ends and then automatically transitions to a new node with the looping video. My concern here is the load times for the video. It wouldn't be a seamless experience.
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Sun May 24, 2020 1:33 am

It depends on frame accurate you need to be. mp4 files are generally not really good about being frame accurate for seeking. You'll need to render the mp4 with a keyframe distance of 1 to get close.

The issue now is how to actually do that in Pano. I don't think there's a seek method for 360 videos, so you might have to roll your own. The approach I would do (if I had to do this) would be to have jquery listen on the video element, when media is complete or passes a certain time, then seek to a particular time. It's probably more hassle than it's worth. If you're not a jquery/javascript person, this isn't the task for you probably.

If possible, it might be better to have a pinned video for the intro. I don't know the nature of the intro portion, so if the 360 aspect is important, a pinned video may not be an option.
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