I'm putting in some pre-rendered cutscenes for my game, and for a few weeks I've been using a placeholder cutscene. Back (a Unity version or two ago) when I imported the placeholder, everything worked as expected. Now that I'm ready to put in the actual cutscenes, they will not import correctly. They show up in the project asset browser, and there's a Unity metadata file, but it's like it doesn't recognize that it's a video, and has no import settings and won't make a movie texture out of it. I've attached a picture so that you can see what I'm talking about. Solutions I've tried:
Render video in various formats (including .avi, .mov, .m4a, etc)
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Picture: My project assets browser with the "Cutscene Placeholder" imported correctly (from a while ago) and one of the final cutscenes called "SVVM_EndingCutscene1_v2" which does not show up as a movie texture.
Do you have the option to export it to an ogv ? That's what Unity does with video files, so if you do it yourself it might solve the issue.
Just tried converting to that, but same result. Unity still is not happy with it. But even if that had worked, it still doesn't explain the root problem. Thanks for the suggestion, though!
Yea it might be difficult to find the actual cause. I would try:
Create a new Unity project, import a video into there. Does it work? Move your project over (potentially part by part, to see what might have caused the issue).
Neither of these options actually explains anything, but definitely worth a try.
Answer by JC_SummitTech
4 days ago
Assets put in the streaming assets folder won't be converted to ogv. I would guess your placeholders were in a different folder and were getting converted to ogv by unity.
You'll want to convert them externally if you want to place them in streaming assets.
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