Question / Help Playing Back Media Sources

#1
Hi Everyone,

Im having a few problems playing back media with OBS. It plays back ok and it all records but I am unable to pause the video or go back to the beginning. Preferably I would like the media file to play when I select the scene and its not doing that.

As soon as I select the media for the scene, it starts playing automatically. If I change the settings to loop, then, when I select the scene it is halfway through already. Neither of these scenarios are ideal at all.

Is there any way to change is so that is plays from the start when I select the scene?

Thanks in advance
Andy
 
#3
Is there no way to do this at all Gol D. Ace. In some respects, this makes the Media Source almost unusable which is a real shame. Im sure in a previous version , the video would start from the beginning every time I would select a scene. Is there something that has been changed?
 
#4
Every Source (and Scene (which are internally sources)) in OBS MP is global so they stay always active.
There is a way to get it working but yeah not that comfortable.

Sources get reloaded when you change the scene collection so you can get the video playing again by changing to another scene collection and then to the one with the video again.
 

Jim

Jim
Developer
#5
Technically that's not true, it depends on how the source is programmed. Most sources are programmed to stop capture/playback or sometimes even unload if they're not being displayed. The media source however doesn't have that yet.
 
#7
Every Source (and Scene (which are internally sources)) in OBS MP is global so they stay always active.
There is a way to get it working but yeah not that comfortable.

Sources get reloaded when you change the scene collection so you can get the video playing again by changing to another scene collection and then to the one with the video again.
This is exactly what I thought would happen also, but as I mentioned, it does not work like that for me. As soon as I add the media source it starts playing, when I select a different scene and then go back to the one with the video, it plays from the place in the video that is got to. If I set it to loop, it will loop forever.

It does not start the video every time I select the scene, is this a bug? It used to restart every time I selected the scene with the media source, this was in an old version of OBS.
 

dodgepong

Administrator
Forum Admin
#8
He said sources get reloaded every time you change the scene collection, not every time you change the scene. The media source plugin is currently not smart enough to realize you changed the scene, and that is a shortcoming that still needs to be fixed.
 
#9
He said sources get reloaded every time you change the scene collection, not every time you change the scene. The media source plugin is currently not smart enough to realize you changed the scene, and that is a shortcoming that still needs to be fixed.
Ok thanks dodgepong, I have been able to do that now :) I was not aware that this was how you had to do it. Im sure in a previous version of OBS it restarted the video at the beginning of every scene. This will be perfect for the meantime.
 

dodgepong

Administrator
Forum Admin
#10
Yeah, it's different in this version. Sources in OBS Multiplatform are all global, as opposed to the original OBS where they were only limited to a single scene by default.
 
#11
Hi, I'm using the version 21.1.1 on a Mac and it seems that's still not possible to manually start and stop the media source playing in the background. Am I missing something or this feature is still not implemented?
 
#14
When I recognised the missing features with the media-player, I first was quite diappointed because I thought that the possibility to start/pause/stop/rewind a videoplayback are quite essential. - Hmm. - But then I tokk a closer look at the VLC source.. as recommended in this thread and several others dealing with this topic.. ••• And: There they are.. (Nearly) all the features I missed with the media player. And even more using keyboard shortcuts. - So I encourage every one who is not happy with the media player.. (.. and that should be anybody playing videos in a show..) to use the VLC source instead. It works great!
 
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