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==Introduction ==
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Selecting "Media Player" as the role type allows administrators to launch media files (video) files on a continuous loop using the built in media player. Media files are chosen by using the drop-down "Playlist" menu. A variety of sample content is provided in this drop down list by default. ''In order to add new content to Playlist drop down, media files must be copied into <code>/content/media/</code>.''
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==Station Mapping: Creating a Media Player Profile ==
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[[File:media_profile.png|right|400px]]
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'''Station Mapping''' allows you to bind a specific station to a Virtual Machine clone.
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<li>The first step is to create a Media Player profile.  To do so, click on "Create a new Profile". Give the new profile a name, and then use the drop-down menu to select "Media Player" as the profile type.</li>
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<li>Choose a media file from the drop down menu. </li>
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* All media files should be saved in '''/content/media''' folder; in order to appear in this list.
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<gallery widths=200px align=right caption="Inside vs. Outside Scaling">
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file:original-video.png|In case your media content does not match the aspect ratio of the display, you need to choose inside vs outside scaling.
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file:Inside-scaling-letterboxed.png|With "Inside Scaling" (also known as letterboxing / pillarboxing) the source image is scaled so that the border of the image -- and the entire image -- is inside the display and visible. This most often results in black bands above and below the image.
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file:Outside-scaling-cropped.png|With "Outside Scaling" the source image is scaled so that some of the image is outside the display (cropped); This eliminates the black banding on the display, but it means that either the horizontal or vertical outside edges of the video will not be visible to the user.
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<li>Check inside or outside scaling checkbox as per the requirement.</li>
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==Map Stations to Media Player Profile==
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[[File:Station_mapping_media.png|right|600px]]
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Once profile is created, stations can be "mapped" or assigned to profile by simply dragging-and-dropping the station icons to the media player profile.
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'''To change the profile configuration''' (for example, to turn on/off inside and outside scaling ), click on the profile name to open the "Edit Profile" window.
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'''Please Note:''' For running media files on VM stations, install '''VLC media player'''. For more info on file types supported by VLC, visit  http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html.
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Latest revision as of 13:57, 23 February 2016