You can create and manage playlists by combining media files and widgets already available in your Yodeck account.
In this section, you can see a list of the playlists currently uploaded into your Yodeck account. Information about your playlists is organized in the following columns:
- the Name of the playlist
- the Description of the playlist
- the Timestamp (date and time) that the playlist was either created or last modified
- a Media Types column showing what kind of media files are used in the playlist
- an Actions column, with 4 buttons for making changes
In this list, you can:
Change the details of a Playlist by clicking the "Edit" button.
|Duplicate||Create a copy of the Playlist.|
Delete a Playlist. The Playlist will be removed from any Playlists or Layouts where it was previously used, and it will not be available in the portal for future use.
Delete multiple Playlists. Delete a single playlist. The playlist will be removed from any Layouts where it was previously used, and it will not be available in the portal for future use.
Move to another Workspace
You can move playlists to different Workspaces. Choose the Workspace of your choice and click Move.
*This feature is only available in the Enterprise plan.
|Search||Search for a specific playlist using the search tool.|
Adding a Playlist
To add a playlist, you click on the green "+ Add Playlist" button found at the bottom of the Playlist list. As a next step, you are requested to provide:
- the Name of the Playlist and
- an optional Description for it
Choose to enable the "Add black gap between videos" option.
The transition between two videos right now is gapless. The last video frame will be displayed on the screen to have gapless transitions between videos playing back-to-back.
If you like to have a 0.5s black gap between the videos, enable the above option on your playlist.
- Choose to enable the "Random Playback" option. This option will randomize the media on your playlist, and the player will display these media on the TV screen in random order.
Choose to enable the "Keep Web Pages open" option. This option will be displayed in your Playlist settings if you have at least one Web-page entry on your Playlist's filmstrip.
Keep Web-pages running on the Background
Normally, Web Pages and Web Widgets in a Playlist are reloaded every time they are shown. You can enable this option to keep them open in the background.
By default, Web Pages in a Playlist are closed and reloaded every time they appear on the screen. By enabling this, you keep all Web Pages in the Playlist open and never reload them. To set a refresh interval, check the 'Advanced' settings on each Web Page.
For example, if you have dashboards that require to be refreshed frequently to display new content, by activating this option, dashboards will be kept active on your player's RAM to be displayed on your screen instantly instead of getting loading again from scratch.
This feature should only be used with Yodeck Players based on the latest Raspberry Pi 4 board with 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of RAM. Using this feature on Yodeck Players with 1GB boards might cause Player instability and possible corruption if the memory usage is too high.
IMPORTANT: This might lead to reduced Player reliability if the memory used is too high. We recommend using this on Raspberry Pi 4 Players with 2GB, 4GB, or 8GB of RAM.
Playlist-drag from the library to fill
- You can see an empty filmstrip where you will add your media files.
Below the filmstrip, you'll find your account library with all the media files available to you. You can see them all or locate them under their respective category (Images, Videos, Web Pages, Widgets, Audio Assets, Documents, Playlists). Also, you can use the search button to find your media file.
- By pointing to any media file in the library, you can click on the preview (zoom icon) or the arrow( ) to place it on the playlist. Alternatively, you can drag and drop the item to the filmstrip to upload it.
- You can change the media files' position by 'dragging-and-dropping' so that they are in the order you want.
- By default, Widgets and Web Pages have a duration in the playlist of 20 seconds. You can change this on the filmstrip under the preview of the media file, either by typing the duration yourself or using the "+" /"-" button, respectively.
- By default, Images also have a duration in the playlist of 5 seconds. You can change this on the filmstrip under the preview of the media file, either by typing the duration yourself or using the "+" /"-" button, respectively.
- By default, Videos have a fixed display time (the duration of the video itself), and this cannot be changed.
Clicking "Save" will create the Playlist.
Also, you can check the total duration of your playlist. This info is located on the right side of the filmstrip.
Which Media are calculated?
The media that the help tool can calculate are :
(Not YouTube videos)
Creating/Editing Playlists with a large number of media files
In case your playlists contain numerous media files, you have the option to activate the Folder View for your convenience.
To see in detail how you manage playlists with the Folder View on, check section 6.1 Managing Playlists with Folder View ON.