Last updated on January 23, 2017

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.

Refresh Frequency

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.

Supported Formats

  • 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.

  1. In Library, select the desired folder. Click the Upload button, and select Other.

  2. Select Dynamic Media.

  3. 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.

  4. 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. Once complete, click Next.

  5. Fill in the Title, as this is a mandatory field. Optionally, you may fill in the Article, Caption, Content Expiry, Content Tags and even upload a custom thumbnail for the content.

  6. Click Save once done.