Imagine this scenario: you do a conference, with a set of slides created with Impress,
PowerPoint or other tool. Someone (maybe you) recorded it as only audio, to make it
available in the net. Unfortunately it lacks the slides, so people who download the audio will have
to get them separately and try to imagine when to change to the next picture.
With a video recording there's the problem that, usually, the slides are quite unreadable, unless high
bitrates are used and the camera set near the screen.
Here is where SuperShow comes. With it you can take your slides (exported to PDF) and your audio/video
recording, and mix them in a single, small size, Adobe Flash file, which can be played from the net or
downloaded to be seen locally. SuperShow allows you to easily sincronize the audio and the slide transitions
and insulates you from the complexity of creating Flash files from Linux with SWFtools (ok, it's not so
complex, but requires you to use the keyboard :) .
History of Versions
- Version 2.3b
- Translated all the variables in the base script (thanks to Pablo Rodríguez).
- Version 2.3
- Unpauses when the user clicks on Forward, Backward, +5 or -5 buttons (thanks to
- When paused, the buttons remain (thanks to Pablo Rodríguez).
- Added template support to simplify the enhacement of the ActionScript code.
- Allows to put or remove the control buttons, and let them fixed over the slideshow.
- Allows to put or remove the Play again button.
- During creation shows the current and total slide number.
- During reproduction shows the current and total slide number, and a time counter
(thanks to Pablo Rodríguez).
- Version 2.2
- Added vectorial buttons (thanks to Pablo Rodríguez)
- New icon (thanks to Pablo Rodríguez)
- Added new buttons to jump to the next/previous slide (thanks to Pablo Rodríguez)
- Fixed a bug when replaying a presentation
- Version 2.1
- When the user resizes the main window, the slides resizes too.
- While creating the slideshow, now SuperShow stops the sound when the user passes the last slide,
so the user doesn't have to wait until the sound ends.
- Now the slideshow ends at the end of the sound if, during creation, there were slides left.
- Version 2.0
- Better precission in the timings. Now the slide changes exactly where the user wanted, and not
- Allows to save and load the timings.
- Added three buttons in the presentations to allow the user to pause/resume, rewind and fast forward them.
- Added a button to play again the presentation when it ends.
- Compatible with Gnash (see FAQ).
- Flash code is much cleaner now.
- The interface is cleaner and more consistent with classic applications.
- Code refactored. Now is cleaner.
- Version 1.0.1
- Translated to french.
- Now the window with the "Slideshow sucessfully created" message doesn't show "Error" as title.
- Version 1.0
- First public version