Version 5.5 > Multiple DVDs in one program
They sometimes play up to 3 DVD clips, as well as several other video clips, in one program.
The question is, can SSP play clips off of 3 different DVDs if you have 3 DVD drives in the projection machine? Will SSP reconize 3 DVD drives with a different DVD in each drive?
I was able to switch DVDs like that for a program, but I never saved and then reloaded the program. I got finished right before the Christmas Eve program was going to start, so I never actually loaded the program, I just ran it.
Well, with my understanding of how SSP works (), having 3 DVD clips from 3 separate DVDs, would require that the system have 3 available DVD drives so that each of the DVDs could be inserted and available when the program loads. However, if someone goes to the trouble, it could be possible to switch the DVDs at certain times during the program load process and manage to swap around the various DVDs as needed -- not a real user friendly solution.
However, could you have just a warning when loading a program that the wrong DVD is in place but allow the DVD Clips to load with the program?
I've seen SSP prompt me that the wrong DVD is in the drive, when trying to play a DVD. So that part of the mechanism needed to swap DVDs during a program is already in place.
But there are some DVDs that have copy protection that SSP can't deal with. So I wouldn't get rid of the external DVD player just yet.
And I don't know if the DVD functionallity is in the eval version, or if you can download that only after you purchase it. Hopefully someone more "in the know" about the eval version can chime in.
The ProModules can be downloaded from the downloads page
But I'm not sure which of them are available to evaluators.