Bridge: Support Airtight Interactive's SimpleViewer 2.x

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When will Bridge be updated to SimpleViewer 2.x? Currently, Bridge uses SimpleViewer 1.9 and SimpleViewer 2.x is highly desirable because it offers Universal Playback on devices with and without Flash capability (e.g. iPhone, iPad).
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Does SimpleViewer use the same XML format? You could probably process in Bridge and just swap out the files.
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Maybe, but when will Bridge update its version of SimpleViewer?

Robert
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The earliest they would update would likely be for a product version upgrade. That said, the Output Module in Bridge is script based, so users can modify/extend the script to their needs.
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I asked Felix, the author of SimpleViewer, about the compatibility of V1 vs V2 content:

SimpleViewer v2 will read SV v1 content OK, but there are differences in the embed code that are required for the mobile version to work.

The easiest way to convert from a v1 gallery to a v2 gallery is to open the v1 gallery using svBuilder than resave it: http://www.simpleviewer.net/simplevie...
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HI Jeffrey,
Thanks for the reply. That v1 - to - v2 workaround is exactly what I do today as I wait for Bridge to update to SimpleViewer v2.

If you know the timeframe of that update, even an estimate, please send it along.

Thanks,
Robert
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It's extremely unlikely that's in the cards for the next version of Bridge. Sorry.

You could use this script (which I happened to help Felix write) for Photoshop to automate the process from Photoshop:

http://www.simpleviewer.net/simplevie...
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Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure but didn't someone at Airtight say that approach wouldn't enable Universal Playback? If I'm wrong about that, I'll definitely try it out.
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I forgot one thing ... I use Bridge CS5. Is the above script from Felix and you OK to run with that. It's titled CS4 in the SimpleViewer docs.