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JohnG  
#1 Posted : Saturday, November 20, 2021 8:59:47 AM(UTC)
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Following a recent update to vMix our PowerPoints no longer stop at the last slide but instead loop round and go back to slide 1.

I have checked all the vMix settings that I can find and there does not appear to be anything set to make PowerPoint loop and there is nothing to select to say "do not loop".

If I step through the slides backwards then they stop at slide 1 and do not loop backwards to the last slide.

How can I stop my slides from looping?
Chris Daum  
#2 Posted : Monday, December 20, 2021 8:44:02 PM(UTC)
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by chance you found out by yourself...

In each input windows you have a loop icon.
If you "ungreen" it loop will end!!

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JohnG  
#3 Posted : Wednesday, December 22, 2021 4:07:23 AM(UTC)
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Hi Chris,
Sorry but I didn't express the problem properly.
'Loop' is de-selected.
I have set up a hot key (F7) to step through the PowerPoint slides which uses the 'NextPicture' function to display the next slide.
When I reach the last slide then pressing the hotkey again displays the first slide again. I want it to stop on the last slide and stay there regardless of the number of hotkey presses.
Thanks,
John
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#4 Posted : Wednesday, December 22, 2021 11:12:11 AM(UTC)
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This has always been the behaviour.
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#5 Posted : Thursday, December 23, 2021 5:51:50 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: JohnG Go to Quoted Post
Hi Chris,
Sorry but I didn't express the problem properly.
'Loop' is de-selected.
I have set up a hot key (F7) to step through the PowerPoint slides which uses the 'NextPicture' function to display the next slide.
When I reach the last slide then pressing the hotkey again displays the first slide again. I want it to stop on the last slide and stay there regardless of the number of hotkey presses.
Thanks,
John


ok, sorry!

You have the possibility to read out the slide number the presentation actually is at (local machine e.g.: 127.0.0.1:8088/api):
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And then write a script e.g;
Code:
Dim x As New XmlDocument()
x.Load("http://127.0.0.1:8088/api") 
dim position As Integer= (x.SelectSingleNode("//input[PPT Input Number or Name]/@position").InnerText)

If Not position = (last Slide Number - 1) 'Picture Index starts at 0!
API.Function("NextPicture", Input:=45)
End If


With this conditional expression you could press "NextSlide" till doomsday
when "LastSlide" is reached, no shift to slide 1, no matter if "Loop" is "greened" or "ungreened"... :-)

Then create a shortcut "StartScript" Value= YourScriptName
JohnG  
#6 Posted : Thursday, December 23, 2021 7:42:59 AM(UTC)
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Excellent. Thank you.
We're just about to upgrade vMix to be able to use scripting and PTZ so I will certainly implement this.
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