Mapping: Picture-In-Picture

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(Updated 2018.01.30)

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Userful's "Ultimate" license enables users to play multiple content in inset window(s), while the main content continues to play in the background. Users can decide size and location of the inset windows while configuring the source.

  • Interaction with Picture-In-Picture session is not possible as it does not support input devices and audio.
  • Video playback may not be as smooth as Signage session as Picture-In-Picture source does not utilize Nvidia GPU.

Userful strongly recommends to test your use case before using it in production system.

Mapping: Creating a Picture-In-Picture Source

Creating Picture-In-Picture Source

Mapping allows you to bind a specific display(s) to Picture-In-Picture source. To create this source:

  1. Click on Mapping > New Source New Source Icon.png button. From the drop-down menu select "Picture-In-Picture" as the preferred source type and give it a name.

  2. Select the source that will play in background.

  3. Click Add Source button to open Configure Inset Source dialog window.
    • Select the source from the dropdown that will play in inset window(s).
    • Specify the value of x and y coordinates. (i.e., top-left corner position of the inset, relative to the background)
    • Specify the percentage size of the inset.
    For example, a configuration of (25,25,50)% will create a half size inset at the middle of the screen.
    • Click OK to complete the process.

  4. Select the Scaling option. (default: Scale to fit)

  5. Click OK to complete the process.

Map Displays to Picture-In-Picture Source

Once the source is created, displays or video walls can be "mapped" or assigned by simply dragging-and-dropping the display or video wall icons to the Picture-In-Picture source. Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.

To change the existing source configuration (e.g., to change the background source), click on the source name to open the "Edit Source" window and make the changes.

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