Unity - How do I create a simple VideoPlayback app

May 19, 2014 - 3:28am #1

Note: This article was written at the time of Vuforia SDK 2.x. Check Unity API, Release Notes, and Change/Migration Guides in our Library for information about API changes and refactored code/classes.

The objective here is to show how to replicate the essence of the Vuforia-VideoPlayback sample scene using the Vuforia prefabs and the drag and drop approach of Unity:

  • Create a new Unity project
  • Import the Vuforia video playback unity package
  • Create a new scene
  • Drag the ARCamera prefab into the Unity scene
  • Under the DataSetLoadBehaviour in the Inspector tick “Load Data Set StonesAndChips”, and the 'Activate' checkbox below this
  • From '/Qualcomm AugmentedReality/Prefabs' drag the ImageTarget prefab into the scene
    • For the Image Target select “StonesAndChips” as the dataset and the Image Target should change to the Stones texture
  • From Vuforia Video Playback/Prefabs drag the Video prefab to be the child of the Image Target
    • In the Inspector under “Video Playback Behaviour (Script)” set the path to 'VuforiaSizzleReel_1.m4v'
  • Drag the TrackableEventHandler from Scripts to the Image Target (this plays the video)
  • Remove the DefaultTrackableEventHandler script from the Image Target as it is not needed.
  • Autoplay works already, however tapping the video does not yet work. In order to fix this, simply create a VideoPlaybackController script, fill it with the code below, and then attach this to the ARCamera.

See also:

Unity - How do I play video from URL ? https://developer.vuforia.com/forum/faq/unity-how-do-i-play-video-url

VideoPlaybackController.cs script – to enable tap to play the video 
/*==============================================================================
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with use of the Vuforia SDK, and is subject in all respects to all of the terms
and conditions of the Vuforia SDK License Agreement, which may be found at
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By retaining or using the Sample Code in any manner, you confirm your agreement
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then you may not retain or use any of the Sample Code in any manner.
==============================================================================*/

using UnityEngine;
using System.Collections;

/// <summary>
/// This class contains the logic to handle taps on VideoPlaybackBehaviour game objects
/// and starts playing the according video. It also pauses other videos when a new one is
/// started.
/// </summary>
public class VideoPlaybackController : MonoBehaviour
{
    #region PRIVATE_MEMBER_VARIABLES

    private Vector2 mTouchStartPos;
    private bool mTouchMoved = false;
    private float mTimeElapsed = 0.0f;

    private bool mTapped = false;
    private float mTimeElapsedSinceTap = 0.0f;

    private bool mWentToFullScreen = false;

    #endregion // PRIVATE_MEMBER_VARIABLES



    #region UNITY_MONOBEHAVIOUR_METHODS

    void Update()
    {
        // Determine the number of taps
        // Note: Input.tapCount doesn't work on Android

        if (Input.touchCount > 0)
        {
            Touch touch = Input.touches[0];
            if (touch.phase == TouchPhase.Began)
            {
                mTouchStartPos = touch.position;
                mTouchMoved = false;
                mTimeElapsed = 0.0f;
            }
            else
            {
                mTimeElapsed += Time.deltaTime;
            }

            if (touch.phase == TouchPhase.Moved)
            {
                if (Vector2.Distance(mTouchStartPos, touch.position) > 40)
                {
                    // Touch moved too far
                    mTouchMoved = true;
                }
            }
            else if (touch.phase == TouchPhase.Ended)
            {
                if (!mTouchMoved && mTimeElapsed < 1.0)
                {
                    if (mTapped)
                    {
                        // Second tap
                        HandleDoubleTap();
                        mTapped = false;
                    }
                    else
                    {
                        // Wait to see if this is a double tap
                        mTapped = true;
                        mTimeElapsedSinceTap = 0.0f;
                    }
                }
            }
        }

        if (mTapped)
        {
            if (mTimeElapsedSinceTap >= 0.5f)
            {
                // Not a double tap
                HandleTap();
                mTapped = false;
            }
            else
            {
                mTimeElapsedSinceTap += Time.deltaTime;
            }
        }

        // special handling in play mode:
        if (VuforiaRuntimeUtilities.IsPlayMode())
        {
            if (Input.GetMouseButtonUp(0))
            {
                if (PickVideo(Input.mousePosition) != null)
                    Debug.LogWarning("Playing videos is currently not supported in Play Mode.");
            }
        }
    }

    #endregion // UNITY_MONOBEHAVIOUR_METHODS



    #region PRIVATE_METHODS

    /// <summary>
    /// Handle single tap event
    /// </summary>
    private void HandleTap()
    {
        // Find out which video was tapped, if any
        VideoPlaybackBehaviour video = PickVideo(mTouchStartPos);

        if (video != null)
        {
            if (video.VideoPlayer.IsPlayableOnTexture())
            {
                // This video is playable on a texture, toggle playing/paused

                VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState state = video.VideoPlayer.GetStatus();
                if (state == VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState.PAUSED ||
                    state == VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState.READY ||
                    state == VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState.STOPPED)
                {
                    // Pause other videos before playing this one
                    PauseOtherVideos(video);

                    // Play this video on texture where it left off
                    video.VideoPlayer.Play(false, video.VideoPlayer.GetCurrentPosition());
                }
                else if (state == VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState.REACHED_END)
                {
                    // Pause other videos before playing this one
                    PauseOtherVideos(video);

                    // Play this video from the beginning
                    video.VideoPlayer.Play(false, 0);
                }
                else if (state == VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState.PLAYING)
                {
                    // Video is already playing, pause it
                    video.VideoPlayer.Pause();
                }
            }
            else
            {
                // Display the busy icon
                video.ShowBusyIcon();
                
                // This video cannot be played on a texture, play it full screen
                video.VideoPlayer.Play(true, 0);
                mWentToFullScreen = true;
            }
        }
    }


    /// <summary>
    /// Handle double tap event
    /// </summary>
    private void HandleDoubleTap()
    {
        // Find out which video was tapped, if any
        VideoPlaybackBehaviour video = PickVideo(mTouchStartPos);

        if (video != null)
        {
            if (video.VideoPlayer.IsPlayableFullscreen())
            {
                // Pause the video if it is currently playing
                video.VideoPlayer.Pause();

                // Seek the video to the beginning();
                video.VideoPlayer.SeekTo(0.0f);

                // Display the busy icon
                video.ShowBusyIcon();

                // Play the video full screen
                video.VideoPlayer.Play(true, 0);
                mWentToFullScreen = true;
            }
        }
    }


    /// <summary>
    /// Find the video object under the screen point
    /// </summary>
    private VideoPlaybackBehaviour PickVideo(Vector3 screenPoint)
    {
        VideoPlaybackBehaviour[] videos = (VideoPlaybackBehaviour[])
                FindObjectsOfType(typeof(VideoPlaybackBehaviour));

        Ray ray = Camera.main.ScreenPointToRay(screenPoint);
        RaycastHit hit = new RaycastHit();

        foreach (VideoPlaybackBehaviour video in videos)
        {
            if (video.collider.Raycast(ray, out hit, 10000))
            {
                return video;
            }
        }

        return null;
    }


    /// <summary>
    /// Pause all videos except this one
    /// </summary>
    private void PauseOtherVideos(VideoPlaybackBehaviour currentVideo)
    {
        VideoPlaybackBehaviour[] videos = (VideoPlaybackBehaviour[])
                FindObjectsOfType(typeof(VideoPlaybackBehaviour));

        foreach (VideoPlaybackBehaviour video in videos)
        {
            if (video != currentVideo)
            {
                if (video.CurrentState == VideoPlayerHelper.MediaState.PLAYING)
                {
                    video.VideoPlayer.Pause();
                }
            }
        }
    }

    #endregion // PRIVATE_METHODS



    #region PUBLIC_METHODS

    /// <summary>
    /// One-time check for the Instructional Screen
    /// </summary>
    public bool CheckWentToFullScreen()
    {
        bool result = mWentToFullScreen;
        mWentToFullScreen = false;
        return result;
    }

    #endregion // PUBLIC_METHODS
}

 

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