The Media Zone widget is the most common widget used to build advanced channels. From interface elements to content playlists, the Media Zone widget is highly flexible and can be layered to form rich media interfaces.
The Media Widget is usually used for the following:
- Backgrounds and screensaver content loops
- Interface elements such as logos, banners, and masks
- Content stages for video, flash, or image playlists
This article provides the instructions to add and configure the Media Zone widget.
Adding a Media Zone Widget
To add a Media Zone widget to your advanced channel, follow the instructions in the Adding Widgets section in the Widget: Add Widget to Advanced Channel article and select the Media Zone widget in the Widget Library.
Configuring a Media Zone Widget
To configure a Media Zone widget’s properties, please follow the instructions below:
In your advanced channel layout, click the Media Zone widget under the Widgets section.
In the Widget Properties window, configure the common tabs as per this article: Widget: Configure Widget Properties.
In the Widget Properties window, click the APPEARANCE tab, and edit the PROPERTIES section as per description below:
- COMMON: General widget color, width, and margin settings
- PROPERTIES: Various configuration settings for this media zone
- AUDIO: Adjustable audio settings
To enable Closed Captioning or subtitles manually, follow the instructions below.
In the Visual Editor, select the Media Zone widget, and click Properties.
Click the PROPERTIES tab and click the Edit button.
Enter in the following widget property:
Click Apply, and close the window once changes have been made.
Back on the Visual Editor, change the Background Color to #010203, or edit the following widget property:
Click Apply, and Save once done.
To configure the settings in the Content, Actions, Permissions, and Properties tabs In the Widget Properties window, please refer to the Widget: Configure Widget Properties article.
Supported Media Zone Transitions
Supported Media Zone Playout Effects
Media Zone Playout effects are only supported on the Appspace DirectX client on Windows based PCs. Below is a list of available Media Zone Playout effects:
- Track Random
- Track Left
- Track Right
- Track Up
- Track Down
- Push (Track Out)
- Push (Track In)
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