Knowledge Base

Managing Visuals

Queue an ambient list to play alongside music videos, display photos, or leave it up to the Media Player’s automatic Scheduler to show visuals that entertain and engage customers.

Looking to update promotional slides and digital signage? Click here to read the Managing Advertising page.

How to queue ambient visual lists

Queue one or more ambient visual lists to temporarily override the Scheduler and update on-screen entertainment.

  1. Open Manage My Nightlife
  2. In the Menu, select the Queue Lists page
  3. Select the All Lists tab
  4. Expand the Ambient Visuals heading
  5. Click or tap the circle next to one or more ambient visual lists to select them for queuing
    NOTE: Selecting more than one list will play a mix of content from each
  6. Click or tap the green Queue Lists button
  7. Click or tap Shuffle.

How to display a URL on venue screens

Set a URL to display on screen for events, or add it into the daily visuals mix.

  1. Open the Manage My Nightlife web app
  2. In the Menu, select the Advertising page
  3. Select the User Advertising tab
  4. Click Upload
  5. Select Web Page
  6. Add the URL to be shown in the URL field at the top
  7. Nominate the total seconds the URL is to be shown on screen in the Duration box
    NOTE: This can be changed later
  8. Nominate the display period for the URL using the Date, Day and Time buttons
    NOTE: This can be changed later
  9. Click the green Post button

How to upload and display photos

Set photos to display on screens for private events, or add photos into the daily visuals mix.

  1. Open the Manage My Nightlife web app
  2. In the Menu, select the Advertising page
  3. Select the User Advertising tab
  4. Click Upload
  5. For a single photo, select the File tab, for a photo gallery, select the Gallery tab
    NOTE: If uploading a Gallery, make sure to enter a Gallery Name
  6. Click the green Browse button
  7. Select photo(s) for upload from the local directory
  8. Click the Open button
  9. Nominate the total seconds the image is to be shown on screen in the Duration box
    NOTE: This can be changed later
  10. Nominate the display period using the Date, Day and Time buttons
    NOTE: This can be changed later
  11. Click the green Create button

Photo(s) will display according to the Scheduler’s programming for Digital Signage.

To force a Photo or Gallery to display immediately

  1. In the Menu, select the Advertising page
  2. Select the User Advertising tab
  3. Select the photo or Gallery file from the numbered list
  4. Click the Display Now button
  5. Nominate the total time the image(s) should be shown on screen for in the boxes that appear
  6. Click Display

To update or add images to a Photo Gallery

  1. In the Menu, select the Advertising page
  2. Select the User Advertising tab
  3. Select the Gallery file from the numbered list
  4. Click the Add Images button
  5. Select photo(s) for upload from the local directory
  6. Click the Open button
  7. Click Display

How to manage Video Outputs

From the Video Output page in the Manage My Nightlife app, users can manage the visuals being displayed via the Media Player’s Video Outputs.

The following actions can be executed from the Video Output page.

AUTO mode will automatically cycle between music videos, digital signage and ambient visuals.

MANUAL mode will lock the visuals to the selected content types in the Video Output list.

NOTE: This can be useful for temporarily locking screens to User Advertising (Digital Signage, Photo Galleries), or Priority Advertising. Don’t forget to switch back to AUTO mode once finished.

When the AUTO/MANUAL slider is set to AUTO, visual content will automatically cycle through according to the Scheduler’s programming.

However, users can set a specific visual content type to play by choosing from the selection list under the relevant Video Output.

The options users can choose from are:

  • Video Clips (Music Videos)
  • User Advertising (Advertising managed in-house by venue staff)
  • Priority Advertising (Advertising managed by a group’s Head Office)
  • Ambient Visuals
  • Random Draw
  • Bingo

Depending on a venue’s Media Player model, the Video Outputs page can also be used to show and manage different types of visuals on different screens.

Users can switch back and forth between video outputs to set certain content to display on connected screens, as required.

Updated on April 17, 2023

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