Adding dynamic media
The Appspace Library supports the usage of Dynamic Media, allowing designers to specify content that is located externally on a network, and set a frequency to retrieve new versions of the content. Its main purpose is to display content that changes frequently without manual uploading, such as traffic camera images, weather updates and server generated graphs.
Appspace background agents work automatically to download the specified content at a user-configurable interval (default value is 15 minutes) and will then proceed to update an applications’ media zone playlist.
The default value of 15 minutes stated above is also the fixed minimum value pre-configured by Appspace for the updating of dynamic media content. This is to avoid overloading an Appspace server with constant content update requests and caching as the number of dynamic media content items grow over time in an Appspace library.
- Image – PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIF, TIFF, ICO
- Flash – SWF
- Video – FLV, WMV, AVI, MPG, MPEG, ASF, TS, OGV
This article provides instructions to configure and use dynamic media content with Appspace.
Adding Dynamic Media
All dynamic media content items must be added to the Library prior to being used in any application.
In Library, select the desired folder, and click the Upload button.
In the ‘Add other types of content’ section, click Dynamic Media.
Fill in the Title and Description. Optionally, you may tag or set an expiry for the content.
Click the Edit tab, and select the appropriate protocol from the Protocol menu. Proceed to fill in the dynamic content’s URL in the Address field. If authentication is required, check the Require Authentication checkbox, and enter the necessary credentials. Fill in the Update Frequency field in minutes to ensure the content is updated to the desired duration. The default or minimum value is 15 minutes.