[Xerte] Ispring SWF - full screen issues
southman at internode.on.net
Mon Jan 18 10:35:10 GMT 2010
On 15/01/2010 11:05 PM, Julian Tenney wrote:
> Hmm, the problem is, I don't know what assumnptions the ispring swfs are
> making about where they are running - if they don't anticipate being
> loaded into another swf, and code in those expects _root to be _root, or
> makes other assumptions about _parents, or tries to do anbything that
> messes Xerte up, there's not much I can do about it. IT seems that the
> controller ispring includes doesn't play nicely with swfs it loads into
> -- probably because the developers made the assumption they would run by
> You can always link to the movies and host them outside your piece?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Peter
> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 12:25 PM
> To: Xerte discussion list
> Subject: Re: [Xerte] Ispring SWF - full screen issues
> Ispring Presenter 4.3 - with quizzes etc
> Crashes on Import media. The ispring swf is 30mb so I will have to make
> a smaller one to send to you. I will test first to see if size is an
> issue on import. Bit late over here so will send tomorrow. Have
> attached the smaller open office presentation which has the similar
> effects on changing display to full screen etc..
> No. I was wondering if i was missing something in the xerte import media
> process etc to better control the display behavior. Controlling the
> size in Ispring makes no difference.
> Same behavior - fill window or larger etc. Remove the SWF files and
> all returns to expected behavior.
> Thanks for your quick response
> Peter Snowball
> On 13/01/2010 10:57 PM, Julian Tenney wrote:
>> Ispring is very good. Are you using the free or the pro version?
>> I'd like to know why Xerte is crashing - is this during the importing
>> process, or when you first try to preview the media?
>> Do you mean you want a property to control the size in toolkits? I
>> thought you could control the size of the swf on the way out of
>> Can you send me a file so I can check out the full screen problems -
>> do you get the same issue when you select 'fill window'?
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk
>> [mailto:xerte-bounces at lists.nottingham.ac.uk] On Behalf Of Peter
>> Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 11:51 AM
>> To: Xerte discussion list
>> Subject: [Xerte] Ispring SWF - full screen issues
>> I have been trialing the standalone version to integrate power point,
>> text, photos movies etc from a range of sources into a professional
>> development course. We have Ispring and it does a great job
>> converting to SWF but but branching eg ; into a framework is very
>> limited within the one PowerPoint.
>> I can successfully import an Ispring media file into Xerte . Xerte
>> crashes but after re opening the rlo file i must reset the size so it
>> visible - typically to something around 65 w by 45 h to show the power
>> point and the flash lite player. All functions well in preview
>> including the Ispring lite player.
>> If I publish and open in either Firefox or IE all functions as
>> - except if change the display to full screen the SWF file appears to
>> re-size its self with only a the top left section of the slide
>> is not readable and crashes the player. You cant get it back
>> I have also tested importing a simple PowerPoint into open office 3.1
>> and converted to SWF. The import media still crashes xerte but after
>> reopening the rlo the size imported is OK and just covers the bottom
>> toolbar of the player (where you set text size etc.) so a small size
>> reset is all that is required.
>> All functions well but you get the same behavior if you go to full
>> I have also used the toolkit page template for Ispring sized to 685
>> pixels - the import is OK and the size is OK as well (just covers the
>> bottom toolbar of the player (where you set text size etc.) so a small
>> size reset is all that is required. Again same behavior if you go to
>> full screen.
>> Cannot see any property that would over come this (setting the
>> to default with displaysize does not seem to have any effect.
>> Peter Snowball
>> Department of Economic Development
>> Tasmania Australia
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Thanks for your reply. Ispring says they all their swf files support
Action script 2.O and you can make custom skins etc not just their
standard players . A little beyond me at the moment so I' ll stick with
the limitations as most of our content will be simple power points in
which we want to audio and video narration. We originally wanted to do
all video narration, but editing video is way to time consuming and
looks clunky. If I add video snippets separately through Xerte I am
hopeful of mixing both and remaining in sync.
I must admit however I miss the ISpring volume control. Am I correct in
assuming that Xerte relies on the computers volume control which can be
a bit of an issue if you play full screen and you have video / audio of
variable volume as we are not professionals in the video audio field.
I should also report that Xerte does not crash on media import. It just
seems to think there is no media folder in the project folder, and the
dialog comes up behind not on top of the xerte interface so I simply did
not see it. I have attached a small screen-shot of the dialog so you
see that it comes up with a "project folder\\media" does not exist -
when it does. Looks like one back slash to many in the code??. I must
have Xerte set to "always on top etc" or is there a simply set up
property etc to change the always on top behavior.
Also this behavior does not happen in the Toolkit and the dialogs come
up on top.
Thanks again for your prompt reply
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