Add a new media object or file for publication

To upload content to a screen, you have to enter a playlist for the screen(s) you want to publish to.

  1. Click screens on the left and select publish to screens.
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  2. Use the column on the left to select the Screen location or screen group you want to publish to.
    Then select the screen area you want to publish to. You can click directly on the thumbnail or the screen area name ot the right of the thumbnailAug-20-2019_13-26-07.gif
  3. Click +add new in the upper right corner to open the publishning menu.
    (the options you have may look different to the image below due to your user rights. Contact your company administrators if you would like more options)
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You then have four options:

  1. Templates, or message templates as we call them, are used to post text and images. 
    You can read more about templates here. 
  2. New media & file is the section we will look at now. You use it to upload a file, includning images, videos and PowerPoint.
  3. Saved Media is used when you have previously uploaded a flie that you want to reuse. 
  4. Widgets are boult in features that can be custumized and adjusted. You can view an information feed, calendar, weather and more.
    You can read more about widgets here 

Tip! 

By dragging images, videos or documents directly from your computer and dropping them into a playlist, you can quickly and easily publish to PLAYipp Manager.

Images

After uploading an image, you always have to opportunity to crop it if desired.

Go to crop images section for more information.

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In the next step, you give your image a name, a play length and select a folder to save it in.

Name is what the image will be called in the playlist in the media library. If you do not rename it, the image will have the same name as the file that was uploaded. You can always rename the image later

Play length is the time that the image will be shown in the playlist before the next content appears. You can also change this in the playlist.

Folder idicates where the image is to be saved. Each object you upload is stored in a media library, so you don't have to upload the same image twice. These images can later be reused if you click Saved Media.

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After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here 

Tip!

For best results, do not use images that have a lower resolution than the screen area the image is to be published in. The same applies if you reduce the size of an image too much as they will appear to be poor quality.

You can read more about how to find the size of your screen area here. 

Cropping images

You can click and drag the image to change its composition.

Below the image there is a slider to zoom into the image. To the right of the slider there are also three buttons to center, scale 1:1 and fill.

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Video

Once a video is uploaded, you have two options.

You can name the file if you wish. The name is what the video will be called in the playlist and media library. If you do not rename the video, it will have the same name as the file that was uploaded. You can alwats rename the video later.

You should then select a folder where the video will be saved. All objects that you upload are stored in a media library so yhat you do not have to upload the same object twice. These objects can later be resued if you click saved media

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Note! 

The file format supported for video playback is .MP4

After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here

PowerPoint

Instead of using PowerPoint, We recommend that you use PLAYipp managers built-in tools and templates to upload images and text.

For best results with a PowerPoint presentation, it must be adjusted to be the optional resolution on the screen. This requires a formula as PowerPoint uses cm instead of pixels.

The following conversion formula can be used: Pixels / 28.346 = X cm. The calculation is automatically calculated and displayed under Tips & tricks on the right.

If the PowerPoint file contains animation – select Export as Movie in PowerPoint and then upload the movie to PLAYipp.

When your PowerPoint is uploaded you have three options.

Name is what the file will be called in the playlist and media library. If you do not rename it, the PowerPoint will have the same name as the file that was uploaded. You can always rename the file later.

Play length is the time that the file will be shown in the playlist before the next content appears. You can also change the play length later. This time is seconds per page.

Folder indicates where the file is to be saved. Each object you upload is stored in a media library, so you don’t have to upload the same file twice. These files can later be reused if you click Saved media.

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After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here

PDF 

Keep in mind that the .pdf document should have the same resolution as the screen area to which it will be published for best results.

You can read more about how to find the size of your screen area here.

Once your PDF is uploaded you have three options:

Name is what the file will be called in the playlist and media library. If you do not rename it, the PDF will have the same name as the file that was uploaded. You can always rename the file later.

Play length is the time that the file will be shown in the playlist before the next content appears. You can also change the play length later. This time is seconds per page.

Folder indicates where the file is to be saved. Each object you upload is stored in a media library, so you don’t have to upload the same file twice. These files can later be reused if you click Saved media.

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After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here 

Office document

Keep in mind that the Office document should have the same resolution as the screen area to which it will be published for best results.

You can read more about how to find the size of your screen area here.

Once your document is uploaded you have three options:

Name is what the file will be called in the playlist and media library. If you do not rename it, the PDF will have the same name as the file that was uploaded. You can always rename the file later.

Play length is the time that the file will be shown in the playlist before the next content appears. You can also change the play length later. This time is seconds per page.

Folder indicates where the file is to be saved. Each object you upload is stored in a media library, so you don’t have to upload the same file twice. These files can later be reused if you click Saved media.

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After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here 

Web links

Web links open in a web browser on the screen. The media player must have a network connection to view web links.

Start by entering the address of the web page you want to display on the screen. You can also add some parameters to the link and set whether the web link should be reloaded every time it is loaded or less frequently.

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In the next step, you can give the link a name. The name is what the file will be called in the playlist and media library. You can always rename the file later.

Play length is the time that the link will be shown in the playlist before the next content appears. You can also change the play length later.

Folder indicates where the file is to be saved. Each object you upload is stored in a media library, so you don’t have to upload the same file twice. These files can later be reused if you click Saved media.

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After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here 

HTML-files

HTML files can be used if you have created your own widget or similar. Keep in mind that some HTML files contain links to material on the Internet and therefore need a network connection.

Once your file is uploaded you have three options:

Name is what the file will be called in the playlist and media library. You can always rename the file later.

Play length is the time that the file will be shown in the playlist before the next content appears. You can also change the play length later.

Folder indicates where the file is to be saved. Each object you upload is stored in a media library, so you don’t have to upload the same file twice. These files can later be reused if you click Saved media.

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After this step you can select how you want to schedule the content. 

You can read more about how to schedule content here 

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