When you use a Composer Medialist with external data, you can use information from the Radio program source to build paths. Here's how you can do that.
1. Configure a Medialist area in a Compo with external data:
2. Select the PROGRAM SOURCE mode:
3. Configure your mapping:
You might want to also define a 'fallback' video, to be used when there is no mapped video matching your program.
See below for more information about mappings.
4. Configure your default audio mode:
Here you can choose to have the sound from the video or the program or both or none, as desired.
AUTO PLAY should be left checked for automatic mode.
The mapping system allows building a full path from information received from the Radio program source.
The data available and its usefulness vary a lot from one supported system to the other. In some cases, you can specify file names directly in your Radio program software, in other cases, you only have the item title to work with. And of course, some data makes sense for songs, but not for jingles, etc...
You can use one variable (before version 9.2.5) or more (since 9.2.5) from the list below to construct the path, it must be between % symbols, case is not important.
- Id : the item identifier
- Title : the item title
- VideoClip : associated video clip file name (not available for most systems)
- Type : the type of item, see Element types
- Album : for songs only, the album name
- Artist : for songs only, the artist name
- AlbumCover : for songs only, the associated cover image file name (not available for most systems)
In this case, you have a fixed folder containing all your videos, and you have named your videos using the same identifier as your Radio program system. All the videos are using the MOV extension.
In this case, you have a fixed folder containing all your videos, your Radio program system contains the information about the file name, including the extension of the videos.
In this case, you have a fixed folder containing videos named after the artist, they are all using the MP4 extension.
In this case, you want to show pictures matching the albums, the file name is stored in the your Radio program software.
In this case, you have a folder per artist, and videos having the title as their name, they are all using the MP4 extension.