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Author Topic: Display level of ad on top of external app using VLC  (Read 2871 times)

smilligan

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Display level of ad on top of external app using VLC
« on: November 14, 2010, 10:22:06 AM »
Hello,

We have created a new campaign in 2.2x

This campaign as one screen resolution of 800x600

In this screen there are two divisions:
1) 800x600
2) 200x400

The 1st screen division takes up the entire screen and is used to play a movie using external app via VLC.

We want to pop up ads on top of the movie from time to time, so we created a second screen division  of 200x400 and have moved the z-order by dragging and dropping this new screen division above the 1st screen division in the Screens>Division tree.

However, when we play the campaign on WinXP host it seems that the 200x400 screen division (order = 0) never gets displayed on top of the external app that is assigned to channel of 800x600 screen division.

Does layering/levels of display screen divisions not work properly with external apps uses as resource in channel?  Or is there something I am doing wrong?

Thanks
Sean

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Re: Display level of ad on top of external app using VLC
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 11:50:48 AM »
I don't think you are doing anything wrong. I was not able to get VLC as an external app to appear below other screen divisions when I was trying last year either. What you might want to do instead is create a screen to show the VLC full screen, then change the timeline to switch to another screen that has it in a smaller screen division, with your ad adjacent to it... then switch back to the original screen when the ad is finished.

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Re: Display level of ad on top of external app using VLC
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2010, 11:53:22 AM »
Correct, layering of screen divisions is not supports with external apps, since the app is outside our system and sites on TOP of everything else...

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