TelemetryTV has a robust media manager that lets you store images and videos for future use.
🚨We made some updates that affect media on October 30, 2019 which are not yet reflected in the video below. To learn more, click here.
To get started, navigate to “Media” on the left-hand menu of the TelemetryTV interface.
Here, you can see any media you’ve already uploaded.
If you’ve already added media but don’t see anything, try selecting a different folder from the drop down menu.
Uploading & Previewing Media
From your media page, there are two ways to upload media.
- Clicking on the “Upload” button lets you drag and drop media directly from the device you are currently using.
- Clicking on “Google Drive” lets you import media from any Google Drive account you have access to. Note that the file will be converted to a series of images if it's a Google Slides, Sheets, or Documents file.
Once your media is uploaded, you may rotate, replace, move, or delete it using the 4 icons on the top right.
With a piece of media selected, you may click on the “Details” tab on the far right to view information, edit its name, or add helpful search tags.
Select the “Preview” tab and then click on the preview window to view your media in full screen.
💡 Pro tip: Media like images and videos can be added directly to a playlist--they do not need to be added to a board to display. Use Playlist Zones to display several images or videos on a single playlist page!
TelemetryTV supports GIFs (animated and not), PNGs (animated and not) and JPEGs. Images will be scaled to fit the screen so you should ensure that they match the resolution of the screen they are displayed on. See this article for important tips on optimizing your images.
Other File Types Are Converted To Images
You may upload a number of other file types which will automatically get converted to images for storage and display on devices. If the file has multiple pages, it will typically be converted to one image per page and bundled as a single media object in the interface. The file types supported are PDF, SVG, PowerPoint, Word and Excel document types.
TelemetryTV supports MP4 and WEBM video file formats directly. You can upload them and have them play on your playlist without conversion.
Please be aware due to browser autoplay policies that videos with audio may not preview properly and the browser may refuse to play them entirely. This unfortunately is a limitation imposed by Google in certain more recent versions of Chrome.
You should size your Video for the screen you intend to play on. Videos will be scaled to fit and may result in black bars being displayed if the videos resolution doesn't match the screen size. Check out this article for more information on optimizing your videos.