Station Mapping: Signage Player

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(Updated 2016.02.19)



Introduction

Selecting "Signage Player" as the role type allows administrators to launch media files (videos) on a continuous loop using the built in signage player. Media files are added using the "Add File" or "Add Dir" button. A variety of sample content is provided for selection under /content/media/ directory. In order to add new content to Playlist, media files can either be copied into /content/media directory or user can define a local directory as an implicit playlist.

Station Mapping: Creating a Signage Player Session Container

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Station Mapping allows you to bind a specific station to Signage Player.

  1. To do so, click on "New Session Container". Give the new session container a name, and then use the drop-down menu to select "Signage Player" as the session type.

  2. Choose a media file by clicking "Add File" or specify the playlist directory by clicking "Add Dir" button.
    • All media files should be saved in /content/media folder; in order to appear in this list.
    • To add a playlist directory, click "Add Dir" button; specify the playlist name and the complete path of the exisiting media files directory (e.g. "/shared-files")
    Note: Only users with root privileges can modify playlist directory.
  3. Select the Scaling option (default: Zoom full-screen).
  4. Click "OK" button.

  5. Map Stations to Session Container

    Station mapping media.png

    Once session is created, stations can be "mapped" or assigned to session by simply dragging-and-dropping the station icons to the desired session container.

    To change the session container configuration (for example, to edit playlist), click on the session name to open the "Edit Session Container" window.


    Note: Changes will not take effect until the "Apply" button is clicked.


    Please Note: For running media files on VM stations, install VLC media player and then add the media files. For more information on file types support, visit http://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.html.