Is it in some way possible to use a hotspot to mute an audio layer then unmute it? (so keep it playing in background)

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I am trying to show what an app can do.  It can control ableton live through connecting to a comp over wifi and sending and receiving MIDI messages.  I am trying to do a unique showcase of how I've used and expanded use cases for using it in my portfolio.  Would be great if I could create a button, make it a hotspot, and have it turn off a layer of audio (I would make this layer look like a track in a DAW).

I was thinking I could throw 2 versions of a song back to back... one with the audio on for a track, and one with it off... but then I'm forcing the user to start at the beginning of the other video.... 

Any solutions or ideas would be great!
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you could do what you describe, but it would require 2 versions [without/without], as you suggest, either within the same video, or in 2 separate videos

then you could use go-to-time or query time go-to-URL hotspots to take the viewer from one video [segment] to the other, at the same point in their respective play times

you'd need to have unique hotspots placed very often throughout both versions, each set pointing to the other

do-able, but would require a fair amount of editing work
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Awesome. Thank you. Yea I keep going over it in my head and thinking of solutions. They all require HEAVY editing though.