Easy Question: Multiple Presentations in Loop

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Aug 25th, 2010

I think this should be easy, but I'm just not getting it.

I have created two different presentations within the Digital Media Designer.  Let's call them "information" and "training".  "Information" shows the current information, some slideshows, etc. in 5 different screen zones.  "Training", on the other hand, is merely two zones, and is used to display a brief training video.

I would like to have the DMP's display the "information" presentation for X minutes, then switch to the "training" presentation for Y minutes, and then repeat in an endless loop.

What is the obvious answer that I'm missing, without having to schedule each of these presentations?

Thanks!

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Tomas De Leon Thu, 08/26/2010 - 13:22

Bobby,

The easiest solution for looping two or more DMD presentations

is to create a nested playlist within DMD.  You simply

create a master presentation and add a playlist to this

presentation.  Add the desired presentations to this playlist

and then schedule or send the Action to the DMP(s) to play

the Master Presentation.  The 2 or more child presentations will

play and loop until you stop it manually.

Summary of Tasks

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* Using DMD create Presentations (2 or more) that you would like

  to display on the DMP-Display(s).

* After the presentations are created, you will need to find out

  what the URL addresses are for each presentation. Using the

  "Actions" drop down on the DMM-DMP Manager screen, you select

  a DMP and send the Presentation to the DMP.  Once the DMP displays

  the presentation, access the DMP-DM Web admin page and copy the URL

  address in the "Startup URLs-->Browser" field.   Repeat this process

  for each DMD presentation that you want to loop.

* Another parameter or variable that you will need to find out is

  the duration of your DMD presentation(s).  Some Presentations may be

  a slideshow of images and some may contain videos.  Your will need to

  play each presentation on the DMP to determine the duration length of

  each presentation that you will add to the looped playlist. 

* Create a Master presentation using DMD. In this presentation, you will

  create add a "Playlist" to the presentation by selecting the Playlist

  button-drop down.  Select "All Media Types" and a Playlist object will

  be added to the Master presentation.

  - Double-click on the object to add content

  - Select "Add URL" button in the Playlist Content window.

  - Fill in the required fields (URL Title & Link) in the "Add URL"

    window.  Repeat the process for each presentation that you want

    to add.

  - Set the Duration for each item in the Playlist. Select the Item

    in the list and then DOUBLE-CLICK on the "Planned Duration"

    field and edit the time to desired duration.  Repeat process for

    each item.

  - Save Master Presentation

* Schedule or use the  "Actions" drop down on the DMM-DMP Manager screen

  send the Master Presentation to the DMP(s).  The Playlist will play and

  Loop after the last item in the Master Playlist.

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Thank You!

T.

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