[Offtopic] Playback random selection from multiple videos

Dr Paul Chandler paul.chandler at une.edu.au
Mon Aug 16 16:15:12 EST 2010

Hi all,

I'd like to be able to do the following (for demonstration, front-of-house
purposes) ... show small samples from a video playlist randomly and
continuously; for instance, every five minutes it would choose a random
5-minute sample from a random movie in the playlist and display it, and
once that clip is over, it should choose another clip and do some sort of
fade/wipe to the chosen clip.

I came across an interesting post about how to do this here:

Without resorting to a script (such as described), I wonder if anyone has
any clues as to how this might be achieved?


Dr Paul Chandler
Research Fellow
'Multimedia grammatical design and authoring pedagogy' (Kahootz) project,
School of Education, University of New England
(Project website: http://www.une.edu.au/kahootzresearch)

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