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community support => Report bugs and errors => Topic started by: mediaboy on November 20, 2013, 05:16:20 AM

Title: SignageStudio – Displaying/setting total time (inconsistent)
Post by: mediaboy on November 20, 2013, 05:16:20 AM
This sounds a minor thing (and could probably be fixed fairly easily) – but this has been a bit of a pain point (time consumer) when adding many videos into our resource area.

Currently the Total time has to be set as total number of seconds e.g two minutes and 34 seconds as 154. So each time we add a video resource need to manually calculate the total length in seconds. That said, when we import a resource onto a timeline/channel, things are displayed/adjustable in a (much easier) human readable format i.e 2:34:00

Are you able to update the resource area so we can set default content length in a HH:MM:SS format? Or even read/extract the video duration from the file itself?

MB
Title: Re: SignageStudio – Displaying/setting total time (inconsistent)
Post by: admin on November 20, 2013, 08:57:02 AM
Under resources > selected resource > properties you can enter a default length per the uploaded resource
Title: Re: SignageStudio – Displaying/setting total time (inconsistent)
Post by: mediaboy on November 20, 2013, 09:00:37 AM
Hi Admin.

Yes – understood. I was talking more about the formatting of the integer. It differs to that of timeline components. (We have to set it to 154 under resources > selected resource > properties when it would be much easier to set it to 02:34:00

Video editors/players generally display a video length in the HH:MM:SS format so it's pretty trivial to enter it in this format. Entering it as a value in total seconds means we have to calculate it.

Hope this clarifies!

MB
Title: Re: SignageStudio – Displaying/setting total time (inconsistent)
Post by: admin on November 20, 2013, 10:08:03 AM
yes thx, will add to the to-do-list
Title: Re: SignageStudio – Displaying/setting total time (inconsistent)
Post by: mediaboy on November 21, 2013, 01:21:49 AM
Appreciated, thank you.