In the Video settings
you can upload a video from your computer or use already existing videos if you enabled media file sharing in the corresponding project. Additionally y
ou can change the display settings of the video. Generally t
he SiteCaster Editor supports uploading videos in the MP4 file format.
Note that videos are not played in the editor. Use the preview function to check the video playback. If you want to show multiple videos one after another, we recommend using the Sequence element.
In the properties dialog you can select under Video - Source whether to upload a video file or to use an already uploaded file from another project, if this is enabled in the project settings. There are four different Fit options that you can use to adjust the way videos adapt to the boundaries of the element:
2.1 Fit (no cropping, possible bars)
Selecting this option will retain the video's original aspect ratio and then resize it in a way that it uses the maximum available height and/or width of the element until the video "touches" the horizontal and vertical borders of the element. Unless the containing element has the same aspect ratio as the video this can lead to parts of the element not covered by the video and might show "bars" instead.
2.2 Fill (can result in cropping, no bars)
This option also retains the video's original aspect ratio, however the video will be resized so that the element is completely covered by the video. This means that, unless the element and the video have the same aspect ratio, that parts of the video might extend beyond the borders of the element and will not be shown (cropped).
This option not only retains the video's original aspect ratio but also the exact height and width in pixels. Unless the element has the same dimensions (height and width) as the video, this can lead to either parts of the video being cropped, or parts of the element not being covered by the video, depending on whether the video or the element is larger.
2.4 Stretch (can result in distortion)
To ensure that the container element is completely covered by the video and the video is not cropped, you can select the Stretched option. This will automatically adjust the video's height and width to match those of the containing element. Please note that this option does not take the aspect ratio into account and can lead to the video being distorted to a certain extent (the amount of distortion depending on how close the aspect ratio of the element and that of the video are).
2. Audio playback
Use the switch to activate audio playback. Use the volume slider to adjust the volume of your videos.
Note that the start volume of the system is set in the SiteKiosk configuration under Start Page & Browser - Customize - Settings.
Under Source, you can specify an image file to be displayed when the video is not started.
In the Playback section, you can find the functions for controlling the playback of the video:
4.1 Show playback controls
When the Show playback controls
checkbox is activated, the Play, Pause, Volume and Full Screen buttons are displayed in the video element.
Note that that the full screen mode is not supported under Android 6 and 8. When activating Show playback controls, no preview image of the video is displayed under Android. Therefore, when using the function on Android devices, you should edit the Poster preview image or the background of the video accordingly.
If the Autoplay checkbox is activated, the video starts automatically, when it is displayed.
The video will repeatedly played back in a loop, when the Loop checkbox is activated,
Note that when using the Show controls setting, only one video can be played at a time. This is also the case if Autostart has been activated for several videos. For this reason, playback of one video will stop when another video is started. Please check the appearance and functionality of the controls on the client itself, as there may be differences between preview and client depending on the browser used.
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