XO - the automatic presentation
Are your presentations a little flabby?
You need to XO-Size
The playback engine XO
Stage and its companion editing tools XO
Editor and XO ButtonEd make
the creation and viewing of multimedia presentations a breeze. It
uses a combination of Apple QuickTime and Macromedia Flash to provide
an easy way to create professional looking presentations.
This QuickTime based viewer will combine a QuickTime
movie with an accompanying slide show, which can be streamed over
the internet or recorded on to CD. A streaming QuickTime movie can
be created in multiple versions to satisfy a variety of clients
with differing connection speeds. The slide show can be produced
from a single Flash swf file containing multiple slides, or a number
of individual swf files, or indeed any combination. These Flash
files need to be contained inside QuickTime 'mov' files, which is
a simple export option from the Flash application. Bitmap images
in jpg or gif format may also be used, or even another QuickTime
The presentation can run through automatically
(for a kiosk application for example), or the viewer can jump to
sections using the scrollable 'slide tray' which is created automatically
from a list of section titles and times. Rewind, Play, Pause and
Mute buttons are also provided for the convenience of the viewer.
Creating an XO
presentation is simply a matter of importing a QuickTime movie and
a series of 'slides', (Flash swf files, jpgs or gifs, or even other
QuickTime movies!), into the XO Editor application. The XO
Editor provides an easy to use interface, that allows you
to 'collect' and organize these resources into your XO Stage
presentation. When you are finished, XO
Editor will create a folder containing the complete presentation
and all of its components - ready to run!
To complete the XO
software suite, XO ButtonEd is included
to make it really easy to create a launch button for your XO
Stage presentation, if required for use on a web page.
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Relevant Knowledge: T184 Robotics and the Meaning of Life
The XO Users Manual
in PDF format.