This article provides the instructions to create, organize, and publish a collection of cards, images, and videos as a playlist channel.

Prerequisites

  • Account Owner or Publisher role in Appspace. 

Create Playlist Channel

To create a playlist channel, follow the instructions below:

  1. Click the Quick Actions menu on the top right and select Create Channel, and proceed to step 3 below. Or click Channels from the Appspace Menu navigation bar on the left, and proceed to step 2 below.
  2. Click the CREATE button, select Playlist Channel and enter in the name of the playlist channel.

  3. In the Edit tab, click ADD CONTENT to add content or folders to the playlist.
    Important

    If you are unable to see the Add Content button, please contact your administrator. An administrator must give you access to a common library in your user group.
  4. You may select the desired content from the Library, create a card, or upload a single content or a folder with multiple content. Once selected, click Add.
  5. Once content has been added to the playlist, you may arrange the order of the content to be displayed, by clicking the Sort drop-down menu, and selecting one of the options below:
    • Name – Sorts the playlist content by alphabetical order based on the filename. 
    • Updated – Sorts the playlist content based on the last updated content.
    • Shuffle – Sorts the playlist content in a randomized order. Content from various folders may be displayed back to back.
    • Custom – Customize the sort order by moving content up or down on the playlist.

      Note
      Click the Total Duration of Playlist link to open the Playlist Playout Properties.
  6. Click the Playout Properties icon for any content, or click the edit icon of a folder (with multiple content) to configure the playout properties.
    You may configure the following playback options for the selected content or folder: 
    •  
    • Transition
    • Aspect Ratio
    • Content Duration
    • Schedule
    • Frequency Restrictions (new)
    • Dayparting (new)
      Important

      For detailed information on configuring these properties, please refer to the Configure Content Playback Properties article.
  7. Click Save.
  8. Click the Preview tab to preview the playlist channel as how the content would be displayed on the device.

  9. Click the Settings tab to configure the settings, permissions, and publisher approvals for this channel.
    • In the Overview tab, you can:

      • Edit the Name of the playlist channel.
      • Enter in a Caption for the playlist channel.
      • Assign a Channel Group to playlist channel.
      • Change the Network of the playlist channel.
      • Delete the playlist channel.
      • Upload a custom image, or select an icon or color for the playlist channel.
        Note
        Custom thumbnail images should ideally have a 16:9 aspect ratio for the best display results.
    • In the Permissions tab, you can choose to configure the permission type for this channel:
      • Publisher: A publisher will have full read, write, and delete access to this channel. A user with publisher access can change, edit content, and update settings for this channel.
        Note

        Some users are automatically added as a publisher when they inherit the full access from the account, network, or user group. Clicking on the user that was automatically added, will provide more information on the inheritance.
      • Editors: An editor can only edit and manage the content in this channel, based on the approval rules applied to the channel in the Approvals tab (below).
    • In the Approvals tab, you can select the actions that require approval from the publisher of this channel. These approval rules are then applied to a channel editor.

  10. Click the Publish tab, and select the YES slider option to publish the playlist channel. Determine the Devices or Users that can access this channel by selecting the devices, device groups, users, or user groups.

    Note

    For more information on publishing, please refer to the Publish a channel article.
  11. Click Save to publish.

 

 

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