Create an embedded media PLAYLIST
  • 25 Jun 2023
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Create an embedded media PLAYLIST

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Article summary

In this tutorial, we will show you how to create and use embedded media playlists which can be used for an image slideshow as in our example below. 

Use any media type for your playlist - images, video. Your playlist can be either full screen or only on a specific part of the screen. This type of playlist will be running on your displays always, no schedule can be set. If you wish to set a schedule for your playlist, use our advanced scheduling content feature describe the tutorial Date & Time driven playback - SCHEDULER.

Topics covered:
Templates tab - Designer:
  • Media library item,
  • Media playlist

Sample screens:



Download COVID-19 Face image

Download COVID-19 Hands image


 A) Design new content in the Templates tab - see how to do this in the previous Create basic STATIC content tutorial.
B) We will start by adding the Media Library element to our canvas. After the element is added, we can select existing media from the Media Library or add new medito our Media Library.

  1. Click on the Media icon on the top menu and choose Media Library.
  2. Place the element on the canvas; the Media Library window pops up for media selection.
Option 1:  Choose existing media from the Media library.
Option 2: Upload a new media file to the library and use it in our new template.

Download COVID-19 Face image
Download COVID-19 Hands image

C) Create a Media playlist composed of images or videos on your template and set the display duration of each playlist item.

  1. On the right-hand menu, under Media, configure individual media files for your playlist.
  2. Click on the Add button to add more media files.
  3. Under Transition, you can select the type of transition animation to take effect.

Note: See that in our sample above, the image is full screen with the same resolution as the content template (optimal situation). Therefore, the element's position on the template desktop is the top left corner (X:0, Y:0). 
If required, several smaller media boxes with or without playlists can be added to one content design. Find all your inserted elements by clicking on the Elements icon in the right top corner.

D) Preview the content template. 
If you have selected a transition effect, it will be displayed in the preview.

  1. Click on the Preview icon in the top menu to see your content.
  2. Click on the OK button to close the window.
E) Click on the Save & Publish button in the lower right-hand corner when your content design is final. Now it is ready to be assigned and shown on your display/s.

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