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BandHelper => Repertoire Help => Topic started by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 12:01:11 AM

Title: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 12:01:11 AM
Hello,

Upgraded from setlistmaker to bandhelper. We are using video’s during performance and they are quite big. Because of the limit of 500 mb i can’t use bandhelper for my gigs. Is there a way to use local files on my ipad which don’t need to sync? Tried putting the files in the bandhelper folder but then it crashes.
Snuf
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: arlo on May 05, 2021, 09:15:49 AM
You can go through the steps of attaching a video to a song, but instead of selecting the file, turn on the Copy To Devices Manually option. Then place the file into the BandHelper data folder on your iPad, and BandHelper will play it but won't try to sync it.
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 10:56:53 AM
Hello,

Tried this,
In songs, in documents, in Recordings,


Get this message: max 50MB

Did select The manual option
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 11:04:17 AM
Oh,

Did this online on the website but you must do this on the iPad.

😜
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: arlo on May 05, 2021, 11:32:56 AM
You can add the video (document) to the song in the website, but you should not select the file. I can't tell from your screen shot if you did that because the error message covers the file selection button. But I don't think that error would appear if you didn't select a file.
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 12:21:04 PM
Hello,

Having a lot of problems on the ipad, crashing and changing names of files in the bandhelper folder.

When i go to a song and add a document after selecting manual copy and selecting the movie  it changes the name in the folder. Some movies i use several times but after adding a second time i get errors. What is the best way to add a video?
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 01:27:27 PM
Ok,

Its a lot of work but its working now.
For every video which you use more then once you have to add the video in bandhelper with the manual option. When you sabe this, bandhelper will change the videofile name so you can’t use this file again. What i fid is paste the same video over and over after each song.
We use a merchandise video with many songs which is the same.
Hope this will work better in a new version. I’m still verry glad that there is bandhelper!! And i changed from setlistmaker
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: arlo on May 05, 2021, 04:57:50 PM
BandHelper doesn't support using the same file for multiple songs. If you want to do that, you can add a separate copy of the file to each song, or you can place the same song into your set list multiple times.

However, I have to revoke my earlier statement that you should not select a file when using the Copy to Devices Manually option. If you don't select a file, BandHelper won't know the file format of the file you're using and won't be able to connect to it. I just updated the website to require a file selection, although the file won't actually be uploaded so you won't hit the upload size limit. This same change will be in the next app versions.
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 05, 2021, 09:20:55 PM
Thx Arlo!

A future feature might be:
 to make an option within a setlist creation to select a video which is always played as default when there is none selected in a song or during breaks.

Snuf
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: arlo on May 05, 2021, 10:40:46 PM
Okay, I'll put that on my wish list.
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: Snuf on May 06, 2021, 12:46:51 AM
And maybe also cycle that video continuously
Title: Re: Video’s for playback to big
Post by: arlo on May 06, 2021, 06:33:11 PM
Got it.