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

    Aug 6, 2019

    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

  2. CloseRange

    CloseRange Member

    Jul 2, 2016
    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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