How do I create a playlist in Venus Control Suite using the new version of playlists?

Question

  • How do I create a playlist in Venus Control Suite using the new version of playlists?
  • How do I use the new playlist view in Venus Control Suite?
  • How do I create a playlist in Venus Control Suite?
  • How do I schedule content in Venus Control Suite?
  • How do I add content to an existing playlist in Venus Control Suite?
  • How do I publish to a display in Venus Control Suite?

Environment

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  • Control System: Venus Control Suite Daktronics Hosted

Answer/Steps

Simplified Model

  1. Select the Playlists tab from the Venus menu. 
  2. Select the blue Add New button to create a new playlist or click on an existing playlist to edit.
    New playlist.png
  3. At the top, click on any of the Playlist Properties to launch the Playlist Properties window.
    • Enter in a playlist name under Title.
    • Select a status.
      Note: Active playlists will send to the selected display(s) when saved. Inactive playlists will not send to the selected display(s).
    • Enter in Start and End Dates.
    • Select the Days of the Week (The blue dot represents the days the playlist will run).
    • If you want this content to run only during a specific time frame, select Set Custom Time Range.  Enter the Start and End Times.
    • Apply any desired Tags.
    • Select Playlist Mode.
  4. Click Confirm when done.
  5. Click Add Displays.
  6. Select the display(s) that will play the content in your playlist. Click Confirm when done.
  7. Click Add Media Files to show the Media Library.
  8. Select desired media by dragging and dropping files or clicking the + button to the right of the file.
    Note: To hide the Media Library, click the X in the top left corner of the Media Library shelf.
  9. Once done, click Save.
    Note: Only playlists marked as Active will send to the selected display(s).

Ad Grid Model

  1. Select the Playlists tab from the Venus menu. 
  2. Select the blue Add New button to create a new playlist or click on an existing playlist to edit.
  3. Under Playlist Association, select the account the playlist will be associated with.
  4. At the top, click on any of the Playlist Properties to launch the Playlist Properties window.
    • Enter in a playlist name under Title.
    • Select a status.
      Note: Active playlists will send to the selected display(s) when saved. Inactive playlists will not send to the selected display(s).
    • Enter in Start and End Dates.
    • Select the Days of the Week (The blue dot represents the days the playlist will run).
    • If you want this content to run only during a specific time frame, select Set Custom Time Range.  Enter the Start and End Times.
    • Apply any desired Tags.
    • Select Playlist Mode.
  5. Click Confirm when done.
  6. Click Add Displays.
  7. Select the display(s) that will play the content in your playlist. Click Confirm when done.
  8. Click Add Media Files to show the Media Library.
  9. Select desired media by dragging and dropping files or clicking the + button to the right of the file.
    Note: To hide the Media Library, click the X in the top left corner of the Media Library shelf.
  10. To add custom constraints on creative, follow How to add custom constraints to a playlist file in Venus Control Suite, DD3331556.
  11. Once done, click Save.
    Note: Only playlists marked as Active will send to the selected display(s).
    Note: Only accounts with sales made to the selected display(s) will play on the display(s).

If you would prefer to utilize the old version of the Playlist editor, click the prompt to go back to the old version at the top of a playlist and follow How do I create a playlist in Venus Control Suite using the older version of playlists, DD2735416.

KB ID: DD3687532


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