The Configuration, Overlays, and Tickertape tabs on your Playlist page allow you to apply important settings to your entire playlist.
In this article, you'll learn how to apply and leverage these playlist settings to make your digital signage even more awesome.
To access these tabs, you'll first need to navigate to the Playlist you'd like to edit. Then, you can view these tabs across the to of the playlist editor.
☝️Important note: Remember, unlike page-level settings like Playlist Scheduling, Fixed Duration, and Playlist Zones, any settings applied under Configuration, Overlays, and Tickertape are applied to the whole playlist.
The configuration tab allows you to configure basic settings.
Naming the playlist makes it easier to search for, and giving it a descriptive name is important once you need to find which playlists are playing across multiple devices.
Default Transition Animation
This option lets you choose between many different transition animations for your playlist pages. Experiment to find the right one for your playlist!
This toggle will force your playlist to synchronize its start with any other playlists that have this option toggled. Only turn this on if you have multiple playlists that need to start at the same time. Read more about this feature here.
This menu will let you select the appropriate aspect ratio for the display your playlist will be playing on. If you require a custom aspect ratio, you may do so by selecting "custom" and typing in the height and weight needed.
The aspect ratio is usually changed from its default setting of 16:9 when you want to
Kiosk Interaction allows you to configure a playlist for display on a touchscreen, and customize the way viewers can interact with that playlist once it's projected onto the touchscreen. In order to make use of these options, you must have either 1) a touchscreen device that can double as a display (such as an iPad) or, 2) a touchscreen display (such as a ChromeBase).
The overlays tab allows you to set specific overlays to display on top of your playlist. These subtle overlays allow you to display information like weather, the time, or a logo without distracting from your important playlist content.
Turning on the page title overlay will display each playlist page's title at the top left of the playlist page.
This is where you set the page title for each page:
And this is what it looks like on screen when turned on:
Turning the logo overlay on will display a logo in the top right of the playlist. By default it will display the TelemetryTV logo, but you may display a custom logo by navigating to the Settings page of the TelemetryTV interface and clicking on the "Logo" section to add a custom logo.
☝️ Please note: The custom logo must first be uploaded to your media library in order to add it as a custom logo in your account settings.
Here's an example of the logo overlay in action:
The clock overlay will display the time in the bottom left of your playlist. You can change your time settings from the "Localization" section of the Settings page of the TelemetryTV interface.
By toggling this on, you will be able to view the weather from the bottom left of the playlist. You may enter your location into the text box that appears upon toggling on the overlay.
💡Pro tip: If both the Clock & Weather overlays are enabled, they will display in a loop.
The tickertape feature allows you to display a scrolling message across the bottom of your playlist page. You may add a tickertape to the bottom of your playlist by entering a custom message or adding an RSS feed link.
You may choose to customize the color of the tickertape message as well as the font size.
Here's an example of the tickertape feature in action:
☝️ Important note: Due to the animated nature of the tickertape, this feature can perform slowly on devices that are not very powerful. Please test this feature on your device type before deploying it to multiple screens.