alert_watch Attributes

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alert_watch Attributes

Postby Cilutions Support » Thu May 05, 2011 4:25 pm

The alert_watch asset can be used as a breaking news or emergency channel feature where a screen can simultaneously play its configured assets while also listening for activity on an IP multicast address in the background. If the DMB Media Player detects streaming video on the configured address it will interrupt the screen being played and play the designated a new screen. When the video stream goes idle the DMB Media Player will return to the interrupted screen and begin playing it from the beginning. The alert_watch asset's attributes are:

    Name: A user-defined string which can be a helpful reference to individuals creating or modifying assets. This field has no impact on the DMB player when the asset is played.
    Source: The IPMC:Port (e.g., value to listen as the source of the incoming video stream. The incoming stream must be a valid video source, playable by the local DMB player (e.g., h.264 transport stream for the Amino STB family of products).
    OnAlert Action Screen: The Name of a screen to play when the video source is detected. This must be a screen defined in the same screenlist where the alert_watch asset exists. The OnAlert Action Screen can contain other asset types (e.g., image) and a video asset tuned to the same video source which triggered activity (e.g.,
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