- 27 Sep 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Date & Time driven playback - SCHEDULER
- Updated on 27 Sep 2023
- 3 Minutes to read
Do you need to play loop videos and images such as advertisements on a date & time schedule? The easiest way is to schedule a playlist. In this tutorial, we will introduce a new feature - Content Scheduler. We will use a playlist and schedule it for playback in a scheduler frame. If you want to use your own playlist, see Create a PLAYLIST.
A scheduler frame is a standard element you can add to your template in Designer. It can be of any size. It can fill the whole canvas, but also it can be just a small "advertisement box." The size of the scheduler frame should be the same as the size of contents that will be played in it; otherwise, loss of visual fidelity might happen due to resizing.
A schedule frame can be used to schedule a content template, playlist, or items from the media library. It is meant to be reused in multiple templates so that you can create a schedule once for a group of templates or displays. If your schedule fits your display, you can assign it also directly to your displays, see Assign media directly to a display.
- Content scheduler tab
- Templates tab - Designer - Frames
|A) Create a new content schedule|
|B) New frame window||Tip: Transition content:|
Set transition content by clicking the button and chose a file from opened Media library sub-window, which will be displayed for the frame in cases when:
|C) Start setting up your new schedule.|
|D) Select your media playlist. |
|E) Define the frequency and validity of the display time of your playlist.|
|F) See your schedule in the list and the calendar. |
Add any further schedules according to your needs.
|G) Open the Templates tab and design new content to add your new frame. When setting the template resolution, keep in mind the media size of the frame: it must match to completely cover the template with the frame, unless of course you want the frame to take up only part of the template. Then in the template designer:|
|H) Check the position of the Content Scheduler frame on the template. Click the Save & Publish button in the lower right-hand corner when your template is finalized and exit the designer.|
I) Assign your new content template to one of your displays and open the SimpleVUE media player to check that the scheduled content is correctly rendered.