QUOTE (Simon Casey @ May 22 2012, 11:34 AM)
Hello all, have been trying to control the volume of a playlist through a data-binded value (for example - background music mutes when a safety message layout is played). The data-bind option only seems to be available on media in a layout, not on files in a playlist.
Anyone have any thoughts on a solution?
Many thanks, Simon
Currently, Moxie does not have the feature to data-bind playlists directly, this feature request has been submitted. However there are two workarounds that you can utilize, however they will require a bit of development in terms of content:Playlists:
Basically in order to achieve a dynamic MP3 playlist, you would have to create a playlist full of layouts, each layout containing one media zone with an MP3 in it. When creating the MP3 layouts, each of those Media Zones would have the Audio value data-bound to a cell. You could then drop those layouts into a time-driven playlist and then put that playlist in your main layout off the screen.
Once you have created that playlist, then you can configure each item in your main Playlist using started and ended events (on each layout, media item, etc within the main playlist) that update the value of the cell to which your audio values are data-bound. If you wanted to create fade in and outs, you would then have to create events in which the value of the cell is animated when changing its value. Layering:
This solution is a less complicated but still would require a lot of work. You would have just one layout in which you would import all your MP3 files and all your content and basically layer them all together. Having the MP3 media zones off the screen and then changing those volumes as the timeline progresses.
I hope these workarounds could help you. Feel free to email us or post in the forums if you have any other questions or require clarification.