This quick start guide will help you get media playing on a OBPlayer box managed by a OBServer. For instructions on setting up the OBServer and OBPlayer see this installation guide first.
Updated OBServer and OBPlayer that can see each other on same machine or on network.
On the bottom Navigation Bar is a
Select the file you want to upload.
Fill in mandatory info for Artist and Title.
You’ll see the media you just added appear in the
If a Player cannot locate a schedule of media to be played, it will play the Default Playlist (DPL) in a loop to avoid dead air. Server will sync DPL with remote Player and play the contents of DPL.
Playlist menu to create a new playlist:
Description for the (DPL).
From the media sidebar tab, click hold to drag and drop selections to the DPL. As items are added to the list of Playlist Items, the
Total Duration for all items on the Playlist is updated. Add items to the Playlist until the desired duration is achieved. See Server Documentation for more details on creating Playlists.
Status select visible. This allows users to see your show, but not change it. Private makes your show invisible to others. Public shares media through public API (if enabled)
admin menu to access the
player manager options:
Expand existing Player Settings for a defined Player, or create a
Description for the Player.
Enter the password that will be required for the Player to establish a sync connection to the Server.
Leave IP blank.
Set the media types that will be available for the Player. Ensure the Player is configured properly to handle the assigned media types.
Timezone that will be used for scheduling shows.
Drag the Playlist created in the previous step (DPL) from the Playlist sidebar tab to the Default Playlist drop zone (the area highlighted during the drag operation).
Save the Player.
When newly player is created, it will be assigned a unique
Device-ID and show up in
Access the Player Dashboard
Sync Media Tab
‘Enable The Scheduler’ so the player tries to check managing server
Device IDgenerated in
Password with the password you enter in server
For initial testing set
Media Sync Mode to
SCREEN SHOT Enable Scheduler
Restart player with
Admin>Delete DB and restart Forces schedule and media sync refresh and take you back to main
Observe sync connection messages. If no Red Errors then player is provisioned and is now run from server. You will see media being downloaded.
Once media is finished downloading, it will begin playing.
You will be able to hear audio coming out of Pulse Audio (used as default)
Your media is now in the database and can be searched
All searches are based on the parameters you include when you upload your tracks. Please be accurate as possible entering Metadata when uploading tracks.
Under the media tab you will find
Simple Quick search. Start typing and search results will appear.
Advanced Apply filters for: Artist, Title, Genre, Comments, Duration (in seconds).
Check out the drop down menus for all the options.
Click the Add button to apply the filter.
To get out of Advanced search click the Simple link.
Too many filters may not give you a result
Once the Player is provisioned and playing the DPL, go into Server and schedule a
Schedule on the bottom navigation bar on server
Playlist from sidebar and drag it into the schedule.
Enter the date and times parameters and show is set into the schedule.
Media items and schedule information will automatically sync from server to player.
show lock-in time will require at least 20 minutes of lead time before playout of a scheduled or default playlist, thus ensuring all required media are downloaded before a show begins.
For more details, go to Trouble Shooting
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