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Displaying video/GIF and text simultaneously

Hello folks!

I tried to display a motion visual illusion in video or GIF format and display a sequence of text on top of it simultaneously. Coroutines doesn't seem to allow it. Any solution in opensesame?

Many thanks for your kind help!



  • Hello!

    I have a similar problem. I am trying to show a video as well as a multiple choice question form simultaneouly, but the coroutines function doesn't allow it. I would love to know if there is any way around it.

    Thank you a lot for your help!


  • edited November 2019

    Hi guys,

    Coroutines are not made for that purpose. YOu want to embed your video. As far as I know, there media player plugins cannot do these types of things. However, I think I remember to have seen attempts of doing similar things on the forum. If you browse the search function you might be luckily. No promises, but I think the way to go is using inline_scripts and the cv2 python package.


  • Hey peeps!

    I have same problem like i'm implementing a experiment in which i want gifs as stimuli.

    Tell me if you solve this problem. If possible, please elaborate how you solve the problem by giving scripts.

    Thankyou in advance.


  • Hi Dsyfaro,

    As mentioned above, video libraries are the way to go. I recommend opencv (because I know it somewhat), no idea whether others are better or worse. For example, here a link how to create gifs in Python:

    (not quite what you want but still useful. Gifs are basically just videos with a very low framerate. So, check out the video playback part of our documentation:

    This should get you started.

    If you run into a concrete issue, feel free to post again.


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