Media Filtering

Introduction

We are introducing Media Tag Filtering per Screen, which helps companies with a lot of content across many locations choose the exact content they want to be displayed in playlists on each screen.

Media Tag Filtering per Screen targets larger organizations with lots of content that might also change frequently, which then gets displayed on screens across locations. Specifically, it makes it easy to automatically tailor the type of content displayed on each screen, by using media tags. Most importantly, instead of creating a separate Playlist for a screen in London and another playlist for a screen in Dubai, for example, users can create a main playlist for all screens and locations, and then use media tags to filter the content that will display per screen. Therefore, you can automate your content update process by updating one major playlist instead of many individual ones. Also, we included a number of logic choices, with explanations, inside the Portal, to make it easier for you to select and filter the exact combinations of content you want for each screen.


Logic Choice 1 – All media tags

The configuration below will display media that have at least both tags, London and Burgers.

Media Filtering

If you have media with the below tags, and you configured the player to filter the media with the above configuration, it will display: Media_1, Media_2

  • Media_1: London, Burgers, Landscape
  • Media_2: London, Burgers
  • Media_3: London
  • Media_4: Burgers

Logic Choice 2 – Any media tags

The configuration below will display media with any tags of the London and Burgers.

Media Filtering

If you have media with the below tags, and you configured the player to filter the media with the above configuration, it will display: Media_1, Media_2, Media_3, Media 4

  • Media_1: London, Burgers, Landscape
  • Media_2: London, Burgers
  • Media_3: London
  • Media_4: Burgers
  • Media_5: France

Logic Choice 3 – All, but no extra media tags

The configuration below will display media with all but not additional media tags. In other words, it will display media with the exact media tags you configured below.

Media Filtering

If you have media with the below tags, and you configured the player to filter the media with the above configuration, it will display: only Media_2

  • Media_1: London, Burgers, Landscape
  • Media_2: London, Burgers
  • Media_3: London
  • Media_4: Burgers

Logic Choice 4 – Any, but no extra media tags

The configuration below will display media with any but not extra media tags. In other words, it will display media that have a subset of media tags you configured below.

Media Filtering

If you have media with the below tags, and you configured the player to filter the media with the above configuration, it will display: Media_2, Media_3, Media 4

  • Media_1: London, Burgers, Landscape
  • Media_2: London, Burgers
  • Media_3: London
  • Media_4: Burgers

More Examples

Example 1

Let’s say we have the below Media with the relative tags, and you want to display Media_1 and Media_3.

To do that, you need to choose the option number 2 (Allow media that have any of the media tags selected below)

  • Media_1: Tag1, Tag2
  • Media_2: Tag3, Tag4
  • Media_3: Tag1, Tag3
  • Media_4: Tag1, Tag2, Tag3, Tag4

Example 2

Let’s say we have the below Media with the relative tags, and you want to display only Media_2.

You need to choose option number 3 (Allow media that have all, but not extra, of the media tags selected below) and add the relative media tags.

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  • Media_1: Tag1, Tag2
  • Media_2: Tag3, Tag4
  • Media_3: Tag1, Tag3
  • Media_4: Tag1, Tag2, Tag3, Tag4

Live Example 3

Let’s say you have 100 players scattered across the globe. 
You have:

  • 25 players in the US
  • 25 players in Europe
  • 10 players in Asia
  • 40 players in Australia

And you want to display specific content on these players based on their location. How will this feature help you?

Bulk Edit Images


First, you need to tag the media you want to display on the TV screen based on the location.

  • Media_1: US
  • Media_2: Europe
  • Media_3: Asia 
  • Media_4: Australia

💡If you have too many media that need to be tagged, you can use the Bulk Edit option to tag all of them.

Create a Tag-based Playlist

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After that, you create a Tag-based playlist that will include all these tags. This playlist will get all the media that have been “tagged” and display them on the TV screen. But with this logic, the screen in the US will display the media from Europe, Asia, and Australia, which we do not want. This is where the “Media filtering” feature comes to save the day.

How to filter the Tag-based Playlist with the Media filtering feature

On the US players, you configure them to display media that will have only the US tag. The player will filter out the media that do not have the US tag and will display those that have the US tag.
The same logic applies to Europe, Asian, and Australian players.

Of course, this is a very simple setup and you can do a lot more with the Filtering Logic and how you want your players to filter specific media. Either with a Classic Playlist or with the Tag-based Playlist.

Media filtering

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