Video Player for Game Maker Studio

Discussion in 'Programming' started by Walter Gress, Jan 15, 2020 at 3:58 AM.

  1. Walter Gress

    Walter Gress Member

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    Hi,

    I'm using Lonewolff's video player. Everything is fine but we have some videos we would like to play as backgrounds. We were wondering if its possible to say, have a starfield flying in the background and our big boss animated in the front.I asked Lonewolff but he seems to be busy with something more important. :-D


    Thanks
     
  2. CloseRange

    CloseRange Member

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    Sure it's possible. play the video at a lower draw order/depth than the rest of the scene and you're done.
    I won't say it's the best way to do it but yes you can.
    Better options include:
    making the star-field in code with draw calls
    or using sprite animations

    I feel that answers the question so feel free to skip what I'm about to say.
    I never used that extension nor do I plan to anytime as playing videos is very inefficient.
    Either you are streaming a video from the web, and that is a slow process and requires an internet connection,
    or you have a video that gets packaged with the project and that will bloat your final game a lot and take a a lot of extra time to unpackage.
     

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