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Set up a video

Beginner Programmer Designer


Stride supports most major video formats, but converts them to .mp4. To reduce compilation time, we recommend you use .mp4 files so Stride doesn't have to convert them.


Currently, Stride doesn't support video on iOS platforms.

1. Add a video asset

Before you can use a video in your game, you need to import it as an asset.

  1. Drag the video file from Explorer into the Asset View.

    Alternatively, in the Asset View, click Add asset and select Media > Video, then browse to the video you want to add and click Open.

    Add video asset

  2. If the video has audio tracks, you can import these at the same time, or import just the audio from the video.

    Import video

  3. Click OK.

    Stride adds the video as an asset in the Asset View. If you imported audio tracks from the video file, Stride adds them as separate audio assets.

    Video and audio assets


    Currently, you can't preview videos in the Asset Preview.

    For information about video asset properties, see Video properties.

2. Add a video component

  1. In the Scene Editor, select or create an entity to add a video component to.


    It's usually simplest to add the component to the same entity that has the texture plays the video. This just makes it easier to organize your scene.

  2. In the Property Grid, click Add component and select Video.

    Add video component

    Stride adds a video component to the entity.

    Video component

  3. In the Video properties, under Source, select the video asset.

    Video source

  4. Under Target, select the texture you want to display the video from.

    Video target

    Models that use this texture will display the video.

    When the video isn't playing in your scene, Stride displays the texture instead.

3. Create a script to play the video

After you set up the video component, play it from a script using:


Other functions

  • LoopRange: The looping range (must be an area in the video in PlayRange)
  • IsLooping: Loop the video loop infinitely
  • SpeedFactor: Set the video play speed. 1 is normal speed.
  • PlayState: The current video play state (playing, paused or stopped)
  • Duration: The duration of the video
  • CurrentTime: The current play time in the video
  • Volume: The audio volume
  • PlayRange: The video start and end time
  • Play/Pause/Stop: Play, pause, or stop the video
  • Seek: Seek to a given time

Example script

    public class VideoScript : StartupScript
        // Game Studio displays the public member fields and properties you declare in this script

        public override void Start()
            // Initialization of the script.

4. Add the script to the entity

  1. In the Scene Editor, select the entity that has the video component.

  2. In the Property Grid, click Add component and select the video script.

    My video script

    Stride adds the script as a component.

    You can adjust public variables you define in the script in the Property Grid under the script component properties.


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