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Play videos when in slideshow mode

When using slideshow mode, it would be nice to be able to actually play the video rather than just seeing the first frame and it goes to the next picture. Ideally you are walking through the slideshow and when you hit a video then you can watch that video before it goes to the next picture or video.

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    cfoskettcfoskett shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Taz DiazTaz Diaz shared a merged idea: Play videos from the slideshow viewer.  ·   · 
    JonathanJonathan shared a merged idea: Allow video playback during Slideshows  ·   · 
    damaadamaa shared a merged idea: Improve old-fashioned Slideshow  ·   · 
    Robert ONeillRobert ONeill shared a merged idea: view movies in a slide show  ·   · 


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      • PeterPeter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an expected basic functionality. Playing back a video as a photo is just plain broken unexpected behaviour. Other sites play videos as videos in slideshow mode. Videos were never intended to be viewed as 1 frame. Who would want to watch a movie as a single still photo? Worse yet, viewers will not know they only saw 1 frame of a video. It'll just seem like you have no video but it is actually there.

      • kimkim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with others for many of the same reasons. Family or event photo's and video to play with same slideshow, for friends and family to see. As the amateur shutterbug among my friends, family and co-workers I find that SmugMug is a great and easy way to share. Thanks to this blog, I now find that there is other options to get what will work better for me.
        thx kim

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It seems that this request has been wanted since 2008 and Google and Yahoo already have these. It's sad that smugmug is way behind the times in this. Must be a business decision so save on costs for bandwidth playing videos in full screen mode. I'm for one though am not a very happy paying customer. There isn't even an indicator in slideshow mode that tells you its a video.

      • Laura FrinkLaura Frink commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have this feature for those grad parties and wedding receptions where you want have an unattended slide show that includes photos interspersed with videos. Is there some technical reason this isn't possible? It seems like the actual coding would be straightforward - just embed the video playback inside the slideshow loop. If the issue is swamping the servers with slideshow streams, then perhaps some reasonable limits would work. Some functionality would be better than none. Thanks!

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had just received a reply to a "Hero" question on this subject. I asked if there was a technical issue or if Smugmug simply didn't think it was wanted. Their reply:

        Sebastian Hosche
        AUG 05, 2014 | 06:11AM PDT
        Hi Bill,

        Thanks for your reply. It's not a feature we currently offer. If you'd like to see such a feature in a future update, you could consider adding your vote / comment to the suggestion on the SmugMug feedback page:
        SmugMug Support Hero

        Today, just about all digital cameras have the ability to do HD video clips. Not all of us though care to use Adobe or such to splice together the clips and photos to a movie format for display especially when already using a service such as yours. You did a great service to us Smugmuggers by allowing HD movie uploads which I am sure required an investment in equipment. Why in the world cannot you see the benefit to us by allowing this feature? Would this be causing stress on your servers? Huge increase of Bandwith? Programming issues?
        Please, if you can, explain why this feature cannot be implemented.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's idiotic that vidoes in slide shows is still unsupported.

        Iit's that time of year again and I am re-evaluationg my picture/video hosting provider.

        Smugmug just lost (again!) because you don't support videos in slide shows.

        I'm going with zen for this year (as they now support vids in slide shows) and will check back again with you next year.

      • JarekJarek commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The galleries with videos should change the option of slideshow to playlist and play the videos without gas so we can split our movies into videos.

      • Ann JustinAnn Justin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Was googling information about this problem and noticed comments going back to 2008! It is now 2012 and nothing has been done about this issue??? It is clearly something that people who use both photos and videos in their slideshows want - and have wanted for a long time.......why has it been addressed? If this company can produce "camera awesome", surely it could do this!

      • MarkMark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The way we look at pictures is changing, photo and video are no separate forms of expression anymore. I am very surprised Smugmug is unable to provide a simple solution for this request.

      • Don McCDon McC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I have tried and left SmugMug several times because I always run up against some stupid problem like this. I have been using Picasa web albums but greatly prefer Smugmug's excellent clutter-free full screen display

      • radmamaradmama commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am a Ph**f*** user who would love to switch to SmugMug due to price hikes and general discontent after their purchase by another company. However, a lot of what I want to share with my family (and a big part of the reason for my use of a premium service) is sharing my small vid clips with the grandparents. Was surprised during my trial that these didn't just play. This and the inability to order prints locally are dealbreakers -- will push me to another service. Probably Pi****web albums... Also can't believe how long this has been an issue ("suggestion") and has not yet been addressed.

      • simpansimpan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's extremly frustrating having to do six-eight clicks to go to the next video! I have hundreds of really short fammily clips and I am not playing them because it taes too much time to play them all (getting them to play takes longer than the atual playtime)!

      • mgyalomgyalo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really frustating not to see the videos in slideshow mode ! Please add this feature.

      • Jo bleauJo bleau commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It will be a real plus for somebody to see the video in a slideshow!It would be nice to see that in a short time. Thank's

      • RhondaRhonda commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm doing a trial version and video not playing in slideshow is a total deal breaker. Does anyone know of another service that does show videos in slideshow mode. I'm incredibly disappointed!

      • rousehouserousehouse commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        csaba fikker. Yep, "ridiculous". Why haven't you given this topic any votes? Everyone in here should be giving this 3 votes to raise in in the ranks.

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