Table of contents
- Managing content
- YouTube streaming
- Kiosk mode
- Annotate on content
- Sending content
- Show overlay
- Send content to the Media app from your personal device
- Emailing support
- Video problems
- Video tutorials
Media is a digital content viewer to showcase and interact with pictures, videos, audio, PowerPoint files, PDF brochures and GIFs.
The content can be customized, allowing users to showcase and interact with custom content, for example products and projects.
The use of PowerPoint files (ppt, pptx) requires internet connection.
All content is located in subfolders in the following folder: "Documents\NUITEQ\Content\applications\Media\Media". Each folder represents a project folder within the app when run in Snowflake.
In NUITEQ Snowflake, "NUITEQ" in the path is replaced by "NUITEQ Snowflake".
Supported media file formats include: jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, dds, gif, tga, avi, mpg, mov, mp4, wmv, ppt, pptx, pdf, mp3, ogg, wav and wave.
The sidebar is the heart of the Media app, from here you can add and remove projects, content and switch between projects at will.
It is possible to change background of the app while it's running. Simply press the change background button located at the top of the sidebar to open a file browser. Browse to and select an image or a video to set it as the new background.
A list of project folders are on the left side of the screen. Pressing on one of the folders will extend the bar with a list of all the supported files the folder contains.
If a project folder is selected, the file list is visible and from here you can add files to the canvas by dragging them. The project list can be hidden by pressing the hide projects button at the top of the sidebar.
By pressing on the grid view or horizontal view buttons, active content will be rearranged and sorted on the canvas. To put all content back into the file list, press on the clear work area button.
To add a new project, press on the create new project button. And to remove a project, press the delete button at the top right of the project folder you want to remove.
The name of the project is changed by pressing on the name field above the file list, this is also selected automatically whenever a new project is created.
You can add and remove content in Media on the fly. To add media, press the add files button in the sidebar to bring up a file browser.
Browse to the media you would like to add and tap it. It will then be added to the current selected project.
A confirmation dialog will show up once you added new content to the media app.
You can move media between projects by dropping them on project folders.
To remove media, simply drag it to the area with a trash icon.
Anything added or removed is saved between sessions.
In addition to watching YouTube videos in the Snowflake browser app, you can now also use the Media app to stream YouTube videos. This feature makes your favourite video content easily accessible among all your other content.
If you don't want users to be able to add or remove projects or media, you can enable "Kiosk mode" in the Configurator. This disables all editing functionality so that Media can be used purely as a viewer instead.
Annotate on content
To enable annotation on content in Media, press the "Annotate" button in the contents hamburger menu. A bar with annotating tools will be added to the bottom of the media. The pen is selected by default and lets you draw on the content, while the eraser lets you erase parts of the current annotation. Pressing the colored square brings up a small color selection menu where you can change the current color. The trash bin deletes the entire current annotation. Pressing the x in the right corner exits the content annotation mode. Annotations on PDFs and PPTs are done individually for each page. Note that it is also possible to annotate on content while it is displayed in fullscreen.
It is possible to send content to any app that supports content receiving. This is useful for multi-user, collaborative presentations, trainings, brainstorm sessions and work group discussions.
Media in combination with Connect in particular is ideal for showing images, videos and documents on a secondary display.
If any available app is detected, the send button will appear in the hamburger menu of the content in Media. Use Zones to open multiple apps in Snowflake.
When you press the send button, an option dialog appears with options where to send the content. It is possible to send to other computers on your network using this. With the checklist it is easy to send the content to many computers at the same time. You can send files that are annotated, the annotations are preserved even after they are sent.
Selecting “Other app” will send a copy of the content to another app inside Snowflake. Such as for example if you have two instances(Zones) of the media application running you can send from one Media app to the other. You cannot send files to apps outside of Snowflake.
Files received in media will automatically show up on the canvas for the current project.
The screen that pops up shows what content is currently displayed in Connect. Content can be interacted with via the Show overlay and is updated at the same time in Connect. Pressing the x in the top right corner clears the content from Connect.
Send content to the Media app from your personal device
You can use the FREE Snowflake Remote app to send digital content, such as pictures and videos, from your mobile phone or tablet, to a large format display, the file will automatically open in the Media app. This allows you to use that content in a larger format, making this functionality great to present content to a class, make annotations on the content, or share it onto other displays.
You can share websites from your mobile device, onto large format displays, using the share extension.
Media has support for sending out media content via email, as long as emailing has been set up in the Configurator.
Note that the content will be sent as an attachment and sending large files can take a very long time. And many corporate e-mail services have size limits on attachments, which means that it may not be possible to receive sent content.
If you have problems with getting videos to play you may want to convert them, for help with that see Converting videos for Snowflake Suite
The collaborative Media app
Using the Media app for Matching Activities