Using the Media Processing Functions

Processing stand-alone media files with Ambassador-64.



The Media Processing section is where you will find all of the stand-alone media file processing actions that help you prepare files independently from Storyline or PowerPoint.


Action Index

Following are the actions available in this version of Ambassador.


General Instructions

Because all of the media processing functions require reference to file and folder names, the Media Processing start page has several text fields that must be filled in before continuing to each specialized action.

Following are descriptions of each of the controls.







Working Folder

Full path name of the folder serving as the common base for the Source and Target media files.


File and folder ellipsis buttons

Click to open a file dialog for the associated field.


Source Media File

Relative filename of the file to be read and operated upon.


Target Media File

Relative filename of the file to be created as a result of the operation.


Backup File Pattern

Templated filename pattern of the backup file to create before making any changes. Following are the available components of this name.

{BaseFilename} - Source filename without extension.

{Extension} - Extension of the filename (the characters following the last period in the name).

{yyyyMMddHHmmss} - Current year, month, day, hour, minute, and second at the time of the operation, arranged in sortable pattern.


Backup Enable

If unchecked, a backup will not be performed.


Update Source Automatically

If checked, the target file will replace the source file after the operation completes successfully, making the target file a temporary file only.


Update Source Now

If not updating source automatically, you can click this button to use the target file to overwrite the source file.


Active Command

The command text representing the action to make.


Command Filter

Typing text into this textbox will limit the choices in the Active Command drop-down list to items that share content with the textbox.


Run Command

Open the specific window related to the selected Active Command. This button is disabled unless the Source and Target filenames are both valid.