Skype-like software that can play pre-recorded video?
July 31, 2012 3:11 AM Subscribe
(Asking for a friend.) I need to find some sort of software that lets you both record yourself through a webcam (showing the image live in a window on the screen) and (not simultaneously) play a pre-recorded video in the same screen. Ideally it would have very minimalist buttons, or configurable buttons/toolbar.
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For a psychological experiment a friend is conducting, she needs to have participants believe they are participating in a time-delayed video call. I.e. one participant speaks for a minute, and then that is relayed to the other participant, who then speaks for a minute and that is relayed back, etc.
In actual fact, one side of the "conversation" is pre-recorded. So she will record the actual participant, then play them the pre-recorded video from the other "participant", then record them again, then play pre-recorded video again, etc.
But to preserve the illusion that there is at least some sort of interaction going on, she wants to have everything happen in the one program/window. She will not be in the room herself, and the participant will receive instructions on what to do on a piece of paper, so it would be best if the software is easy to use - e.g. a simple record/stop/play set of buttons or something.
Does anyone know how she could make this work?