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 BrightAuthor Version 4.7

Tagged Playlists allow you to create BrightSign Network playlists based on customizable media tags. You can use this feature to define a flexible set of rules to dynamically build a playlist based on a wide range of intuitive conditions.

Example

You are managing networked BrightSign players at a dozen different retail locations. Each player requires some unique media to match its retail location, and some locations, depending on the region, have more media files in common than others. Instead of creating a dozen different presentations (and managing each presentation separately), you can create a single Tagged Playlist with location, region, and event tags (or any other tags you need; they're completely customizable) to ensure the right media gets played in the right place at the right time.

Note

You may want to tag media files before creating a Tagged Playlist. This will allow you to view which media files are included in the Tagged Playlist while you define the tagging rules.

  1. Click the Create tab.
  2. Select Tagged Playlist in the secondary task bar.
  3. Under Media Rules, select whether you want the playlist to match all tags or any tag:
    1. All: For a media file to be included in this Tagged Playlist, it must match all conditions you define in the Media Rules section. The more conditions you add, the more exclusive the playlist will tend to be.
    2. Any: For a media file to be included in this Tagged Playlist, it only needs to match one of the conditions you define in the Media Rules section. The more conditions you add, the more inclusive the playlist will tend to be.
  4. Click Add Media Rule to add a tagging condition:
    1. Tag Name: Select a tag from the dropdown menu. The list includes all media tags you've defined in your BSN library, as well as a set of default media attribute tags (FileName, FileSize, UploadDate, etc.) that apply to all media files. 
    2. Condition: Select a rule to match media with the specified tag: 
      1. is: Tagged media that equals the specified Value will be matched.

      2. is not: Tagged media that does not equal the specified Value will be matched.
      3. contains all: Tagged media that contains all of the specified values for the tag will be matched. If a tag for a media file contains additional values beyond the matched list of values, that media file will still be matched. Separate each tag value using a comma without spaces (e.g. "NewDeals,DailyDeals,Promotions").
      4. contains any: Tagged media that contains any of the specified values for the tag will be matched. Separate each tag value using a comma without spaces (e.g. "appetizers,drinks,specials").
      5. contains: Tagged media that has one or more values containing the specified sequence of (case-insensitive) characters will be matched: For example, specifying a Value of "deal" will match "deals", "Deals", and "New_Deals" values.
      6. does not contain: Tagged media that has no values containing the specified sequence of (case-insensitive) characters will be matched: For example, specifying a Value of "day" will exclude "DayOfWeek", "Monday", and "0days" values.
      7. begins with: Tagged media that has one or more values beginning with the specified sequence of (case-insensitive) characters will be matched: For example, specifying a Value of "day" will match "DayOfWeek", but not "Monday".
      8. ends with: Tagged media that has one or more values ending with the specified sequence of (case-insensitive) characters will be matched: For example, specifying a Value of "day" will match "Monday", but not "DayOfWeek".
      9. is less than:(file size only) Media with a file size (in bytes) smaller than the specified value will be matched.
      10. is greater than:(file size only) Media with a file size (in bytes) larger than the specified value will be matched.
      11. is in the range:(file size, upload date, last modified date only) Media with a file size (in bytes), upload date, or last modified date within the range of values will be matched.
      12. is not in the range:(file size, upload date, last modified date only) Media with a file size (in bytes), upload date, or last modified date outside the range of values will be matched.
      13. is after:(upload date, last modified date only) Media that was uploaded or last modified after the specified date will be matched.
      14. is before:(upload date, last modified date only) Media that was uploaded or last modified before the specified date will be matched.
      15. in the last:(upload date, last modified date only) Media that was uploaded or last modified in the amount of time before the specified date will be matched. Specify an amount of time (in days, months, or years), along with the target date.
      16. not in the last:(upload date, last modified date only) Media that was not uploaded or last modified in the amount of time before the specified date will be matched. Specify an amount of time (in days, months, or years), along with the target date.
    3. Value: Enter a value to match with the tag value using one of the above conditions.
  5. Use the Content Order Tag dropdown list to determine how media files should be automatically ordered in the playlist. Use the first dropdown menu to select a tag: The values of this tag will be used as the ordering criteria. Use the second dropdown menu to determine if the order should be ascending (ASC) or descending (DESC) alphabetically/numerically.
  6. Click the Update Preview button to see how changing the media rules modifies the contents of the Tagged Playlist.
  7. Reorder the playlist if needed by dragging and dropping media files. If newly tagged media is included in the playlist later on, it will be added to the end of the playlist using the Content Order Tag settings outlined above.
  8. Select File > Save to save the playlist to your BSN account.
  9. Enter a Tagged playlist name and click OK.

You can also use the File menu to rename the Tagged Playlist (Save [playlist name] As..), retrieve a Tagged Playlist from your BSN account for editing (Open Tagged Playlist), or create a new Tagged Playlist (New Tagged Playlist).

Tip

Use the Presentation Properties > Data Feeds tab to add a Tagged Playlist to a BrightAuthor presentation. 

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