Can Soloslides also play videos?

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Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Gzo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:58 am

Will Soloslides also play videos in my google photos album, as they come?

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby tim » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:03 am

The app does not play videos yet. We hope to add that one day.
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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Gzo » Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:25 am

Thank you for your quick answers Tim. I appreciate it.

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Romain9000 » Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:16 pm

This is something I’ve been waiting for a year now, I can’t wait ! No clue how complicated that is to implement but I hope it’ll come eventually :)

Keep up the good work

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby tim » Mon May 11, 2020 3:20 pm

Just an update: I have done most of the work to add video to SoloSlides but have hit a major snag: Google's servers that serve up the bytes of the video content are not compatible with iOS' default video player. Specifically, AVPlayer on iOS is claiming that Google's servers are "misconfigured", potentially because they don't support byte range requests (I did not verify).

I filed a bug on the Google side, let's see what they say: https://issuetracker.google.com/issues/156198845

The alternative would be having the app download the entire video before trying to play it, but that's going to be a huge problem for user experience: what is the app going to show while the video is downloading? nothing? other photos? but then if other photos, it is going to have to store the video for quite a while... videos are huge, and this app is used on lots of crusty old iOS 9 ipads that probably have 0 space free... so storing videos (even temporarily) is not a good option at all.
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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Romain9000 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:17 am

Hi, thanks for the update !
The option to load the entire video while showing pictures sounds good. I understand the problem for old devices and their storage but this is only an option and you could also limit the size of the playable videos. It’s a bummer that apple and google are not easily compatible on this but having one way even not perfect to play videos along pictures in your app would be a huge improvement !

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Romain9000 » Tue May 12, 2020 8:19 am

Or is there another video player you could use in the app that would be compatible with google servers ...?

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Romain9000 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:15 am

Hi there,

I don’t know why but my soloslides won’t play videos anymore...
I tried with different albums or with the entire library with several options on or off it doesn’t change anything and only photos are displayed. I didn’t change iPhone or iOS so I’m wondering. Am I the only one ?

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Romain9000 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:19 am

I also tried to sign out an in again and tried the app on my iPad on a much older iOS version. No difference. Am I missing something or is it Google that broke the thing ?

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby tim » Fri Apr 16, 2021 8:26 am

Soloslides plays videos from camera roll only. Google has not implemented streaming video yet on google photos.
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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby Romain9000 » Fri Apr 16, 2021 12:17 pm

Oh ok I'm sorry I keep forgetting about this nonsense !

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Re: Can Soloslides also play videos?

Postby tim » Fri Apr 16, 2021 2:11 pm

No problem at all. I wish I could get Google to build it... or at least even acknowledge the gravity of the problem!
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