Folders and Filters

-The second field of the Resource properties panel is the “Folder” field.

Folders are used to filter a specified list of items. In this field you can enter a new folder name and the system will create a New Folder. Also, it will make a reference of the selected resource in the filter / folder created. Folders are “slash” delimited; just like a file system in a PC.

You can also assign one or more Resources to a Subfolder. To create a Subfolder, first select the resource in the Resource’s panel. Next enter a “forward slash” on the keyboard “/” right after the Folder’s name and add a name to the Subfolder. If we wanted to add a Resource to a subfolder named “Pictures,” that will reside under the “Backgrounds” folder we’ve created, we will select the Resource and type in the “Folder” field: Backgrounds/Pictures. A new Subfolder named Pictures will be created below the Backgrounds folder.

You can delete one or more Resources at anytime from a Folder or Subfolder. To do so, first you SELECT the Resource, DELETE the name of the Folder or Subfolder in the Resource properties panel, and press ENTER.

All Resources assigned to a particular Folder will be listed under the “All” folder, which is the default Folder.

The filtering system uses folders to keep track of your files and enables the user to be more organized, especially when working with hundreds or even thousands of files.

You can use the Search option to search for a file under a certain Folder or Subfolder. To do so, select the Folder or Subfolder where you want to search and enter a string or part of a string in the search box. The system will search for your file only in the folder / subfolder you’ve selected.

If you want to add more resources to an existing Folder or Subfolder, copy the entire file path from a Resource already in that folder and paste it in the “Folder” field of the new Resource. There is no restriction as to how many Folders or Subfolders you can create.

You can Use folders with:

– Screens
– Campaigns
– Stations
– Scenes
– Incoming and Outgoing Ads

Managing Folders and Filters is an efficient way to keep things organized while working with SignageStudio.

The fourth and the fifth fields describe the resolution of the selected file with respect to the Width and Height.

The next field displays the duration of video files. Duration is only recorded for certain video formats including FLV and MP4 formats that are encoded with H.264.

Access keys determine what privileges a user has with regards to certain areas of the SignageStudio; we cover it in another chapter.

The “Trust content” option will be visible in the Resource properties panel when you select a swf file.

Swf resources are flash based files that can communicate with external web servers to pull live data feeds. If you check the “Trust content” checkbox, a small dialog box appears on the screen, informing you you’ve allowed the selected swf file to access external domains.

The “Flex module” refers to swf file created with Adobe Flash builder / Adobe Flex. This will allow for a Flex Module to be uploaded and work as a native resource within both the SignagePlayer and SignageStudio.

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