Interactive playlist widgets

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This page is related to playlist and interactive widgets.

Description

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These widgets allow to interactively change the regular flow of a playlist over the network, both forward and backward - a Shared Variable is used to control which page the widget should switch to.

For the Interactive Playlist widget, you can specify which is the next content page to jump to, thus allowing to specify different flows within the playlist.

The Interactive File Playlist widget generates the playlist content from the content of a media folder; to switch to a certain media, update the Shared Variable to its index in the playlist.

Interactive Playlist

This widget is an extension of the "Action to Switch" interactive widget (included within Elementi Library), adding a playlist type of behavior to the original widget.

Playlist behavior:

Once the current content page (e.g., media file, Playlist, Layout etc.) has finished playing, the widget will switch to the next page (as opposed to always switching to the first one). You can specify which is the next content page to jump to (thus allowing to specify different flows within the playlist), otherwise the next page from the list will be picked.

Interactive behavior:

Whenever the Shared Variable used to control the widget is updated to one of the values specified under the "Action" column on the "Pages" view, the widget will switch to that particular content page. Additionally, this widget can switch to the next or previous content page using the "shortcut" values defined under Properties.

Interactive File Playlist

This widget is a combination of the "Action to Switch" interactive widget and the File Playlist widget, adding interactivity to a media playlist generated from the content of a folder. It allows displaying all the media files (usually images and videos) from a folder as a playlist, but having also the possibility to interactively switch from one file to another.

File Playlist behavior:

All the files of the specified folder will be played in a sequential order. See more details about how to configure the source folder.

Interactive behavior:

Whenever the Shared Variable used to control the widget is updated to one of the values specified under "Properties", it will switch to the next or previous item of the playlist. Additionally, when receiving the value '0' it will switch to the first item of the playlist, when receiving the value '1', the the second item and so on.

Configuration

The following properties, found under the "Properties" tab in Edit panel, can be used to customize the widget:

  • Shared Variable
    Enter the name of the Shared Variable used for controlling the widget.
  • Next Action & Previous Action
    Enter the value to update the Shared Variable to in order to switch to the next / previous page.
  • Pause Action & Resume Action
    Enter the value to update the Shared Variable to in order to pause / resume the current page.
  • Close Action
    Enter the value to update the Shared Variable to in order to end the document.
  • Multiscreen synchronization
    Set on true in case of synchronized content.


Note Note:
To modify the playlist-related properties of the widget, click on the Document Properties icon.png icon from the toolbar to open the "Document Properties" dialog.
This page was last modified on 27 February 2017, at 12:55.