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. Please read below for all the current features available with Media.
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.
- Clicking on "Canva" lets you create and import Canva content. Check out this article to learn more about our Canva integration.
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.
Once you've uploaded media, you can organize it into Folders , which allows you to group media together. Media must first be shared in order to organize into folders.
Creating a folder is easy! Just hit the "+ Folder" button from the drop-down menu at the top of the Media page:
When you create a media folder, you can put the new folder within a pre-existing, superior folder. In this way, you can 'nest' folders, and exert even greater organizational control. By default, the system will suggest the new media folder be added to the generic top-level folder, named Root Folder.
Adding Media to Playlists
You can add media to a Playlist Page in 3 different ways:
- Single Media
- Multiple Media Slideshow
- Media Folder Slideshow
1. Single Media
You can add individual media to playlists. From the Playlist Editor with a page zone selected, select the "Media" tab on the right. You can either drag-and-drop a file for one-time use (hidden media). To select from a folder, select "Shared Media," choose the folder in which the media is stored, and then select the specific media item. Click "Add" to apply it to the page.
2. Multiple Media Slideshow
You can add multiple media files to a single playlist page, or a zone within a playlist page. To do this, its just a matter of following the same steps for adding a single media file, with the added twist of adding multiple files at the media selection screen. You can also add more files later by clicking "Add Item."
3. Media Folder Slideshow
The last option is to add an entire media folder, which brings all the media contained in that folder into the playlist. When a folder is set to a playlist zone, the media displayed will automatically update any time files are added/removed from that folder.
💡 Pro tip: Use Playlist Zones to display several images or videos on a single playlist page!
You can also add and create media content using Canva, which is a powerful media-creation tool that integrates perfectly with TelemetryTV. With Canva, you can create your own visual designs and add them to playlists. In order to access Canva, just select the "Canva" tab from the Playlist Editor panel. Check out this article on Canva for more information.
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 note that video uploads are only available with Essential and Enhanced subscriptions.
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.