To be able to display Live Video on digitalsignage.NET you will need to add a Live Video scene to your playlist. LIve Video scenes allow you to add external video feeds into digitalsignage.NET. For example Live external feeds maybe from a supported Hauppauge TV tuner (HVR-900H),DVD, video camera etc via composite or S-Video . digitalsignage.NET is also capable of playing IP streams provided by an Exterity IPTV system.
In order to be able to display Live Video there are two steps to follow :
1. Set up a LIve Video scene in a playlist within digitalsignage.NET
2. Configure the Live Video plugin on the Premium player (PC)
Step 1- Adding a Live Video scene to a Playlist
From the left hand menu select "Channels and Playlists"
In the top centre of the page you should now see the Channels and playlist tabs. Click on the Playlists tab
One the playlist tab opens you should be able to see any playlists that you have created. To add a scene to a selected playlist first add a LIve Video scene into the Media section in the bottom half of the screen.
To add a Live Video scene click on the Add Live Video button
In the Media section you should now see a LIve video icon as per the image below.
Click on the LIve Video icon and drag this up to your selected playlist
To configure the LIve Video for its scene length and volume settings place you mouse pointer over the LIve Video scene that you have dragged into your playlist. You should now be able to see a gear icon. This is the LIve Video Properties icon. Click on the gear to make changes to the LIve Video properties.
Once the Properties box has opened you can choose to configure the Scene length, Volume, scene category, maintain aspect ratio and scene playback reporting.
Scene length- the length of time you wish the scene to play
Volume- the volume settings of the LIve Video while playing
Scene category- You can select a category for you scenes allowing you to categorise your scenes into relevant categorise that mean something to you. The default will be set as "others"
Aspect ratio- Maintain the aspect ration of your Live Video feed. By default this is not ticked and the scene will automatically scale to fit the screen it is playing on.
Report playback- by ticking the Report playback box your Live Video scene will be monitored for its playback and its performance can be checked via the Reports section of the software.
Once you have finished configuring you LIve Video scene click the " Save" button and then the "Apply" button to complete.
To make your LIve Video scene live on your screen, click on the "Channel" tab
Select the Channel you have added the Live Video scene to and click the "Publish" button
This completes step one.
For step two see -Configure the LIve Video plugin on the Premium player or click on the link below
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