Leaders can now control MP3 and MP4 files imported as agenda or JIT content in a session

In this update, leaders can now play and pause any MP3 (audio) and MP4 (video) file imported in the Saba Meeting App as an agenda or JIT content. When a leader clicks the Play button, the audio or video starts playing in the session for all the attendees simultaneously. When the leader clicks the Pause button, the audio or video pauses for all attendees in the session simultaneously. Clicking the Play button again simultaneously resumes the audio or video for all attendees in the session.

Figure 1. Play and pause MP4 (video) file in an event
Play and pause MP4 (video) file in an event
Figure 2. Play and pause MP3 (audio) file in an event
Play and pause MP3 (audio) file in an event

Participants do not have ability to play or pause MP3 and MP4 files in the agenda.

When a leader pauses an audio or a video in the agenda and switches to different agenda content, and when they switch back to the audio or video and play the file, the audio or video resumes from the paused position for the leader and all other attendees in the session.

Notes:
  • Currently, only MP4 videos can be viewed and controlled in the media panel inside the Saba Meeting client. Videos in the AVI and WMV format open in a new external window of the leader's default browser.
  • The imported MP3 and MP4 files are muted by default. But both leaders and participants can unmute and adjust their volume.
  • Play/Pause controls are displayed for the Express client in the Firefox browser only. However, participants cannot use them.

If the session with an agenda audio or video is recorded, then all the related controls are hidden during playback. If the recording itself is paused while the agenda audio or video is being played, then it pauses the audio or video as well. Resuming the recording resumes the audio or video.