New setup configuration page

New Setup Editor

A new preview version of the setup configuration editor is now available. But first a warning:

This is the very first version and there might be undiscovered bugs. As the editor is in charge of updating the configuration of a setup, a bug might result in unintended setup configuration changes when saving your configuration. For now, please use the editor only for setups where this isn’t a problem.

You can enable it by visiting your account page and selecting “Experimental: Use new setup configuration editor”:


When you now edit a setup, a few details have changed:

Drag & Drop for any list item

You can now drag/drop any item in a list-type option. This includes most playlists, like the one used in the HD image/video package. Just grab an item to move it around in its list:

New asset selector

Clicking on an exiting asset in your configuration or using the Add button for a list will now open a new asset chooser:

You can:

  • Search your assets
  • Select a single asset
  • If you used the Add button in a playlist: select multiple assets to append multiple assets to the playlist.

Right now the asset chooser is still pretty minimal and there are a few ideas that will be added in the future:

  • Selecting HEVC 4K videos (yes, we’re slowly getting there!)
  • Uploading new files right in the asset chooser.
  • Different views (thumbs/list/etc…)
  • Maybe more? Post your suggestions in the comments

List summary

Each list now has a summary text. For playlists, this includes to total duration of items added to the list. This makes it easier to created synced setups as you can now directly see the total duration of a playlist.

Duration mismatch warning

For a playlist, the system can now detect if the configuration duration for an asset matches the asset’s duration. This allows you to easily see differences that might result from switching an asset but forgetting to update the corresponding duration. Clicking on the orange clock button will update the duration to the asset’s duration:


Bigger thumbnails for assets

Just compare the before/after screenshot of editing an asset within the HD image/video player. The larger thumbnails should make it a lot easier to see what’s going on in your playlists.

Feedback very welcome

As mentioned at the very beginning of this post: This is the first release and there might still be issues. Your feedback will be very helpful in speeding up the process of switching over completely to this editor. If you find any problem or have a suggestion, feel free to post. Thanks!

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Awesome work :slight_smile:

Yes, being able to add assets from the asset chooser would be great, and the other suggestions should all improve usability.

I’ve just had a quick play around with this, I couldn’t resist, even with the warning!

Yes, it’s much easier to view assets and the drag n drop is great.

I also like how it’s possible to find the contents of a folder much easier, as having the file name visible means we no longer need to ‘hover’ over an item to see it’s filename.

It also seems much quicker to view the assets.

Thanks! By the way: Unless you save, just looking is perfectly safe. Uploading will be added, as that’s just too useful to skip :slight_smile:

There’s now an Upload… button in the top right corner. It allows uploading right from the asset chooser.

Additionally, the same asset chooser can now be used by any package that uses a custom configuration interface. In other, less nerdy words: it can now be used by the scheduled player package for example. Support has already been added. So if you update the package, clicking on the Image, Video or HD Video button will now open the new asset chooser. This means you can now also upload while editing.

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Love it! :slight_smile:

Still loving the new interface, one thing that might be nice is a delete confirmation dialog when deleting assets from a playlist.

This request comes from members of my team who fear it’s too easy to accidentally delete a file from a playlist.
I did suggest that this could be annoying if there are multiple assets to remove from a playlist, I guess a ‘Remove Selected’ option could be a compromise, so when clicking on an individual asset a confirmation box pops up, but then it’s still possible to multi-select and delete multiple assets in one go.

Thanks for the feedback. I’ll see what I can do. I agree that bulk deletion and maybe moving assets might be useful. I see how that can be added.

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