Intro to Remote Images in MediaHD

This article will teach you how to upload and edit a Remote Image in MediaHD. A Remote Image is an external piece of media that can be accessed using a URL. These can be items such as a Weather Radar, Satellite Image, or other online image.

NOTE: Many images on the web are copyrighted to their specific author. Be sure to obtain permission to use any images on external websites that are not your own.

Adding Remote Images to MediaHD

1. While in MediaHD, select the tab for Remote Images.

2. Click the Add Media button. This will open the Add External Image window, with the following fields:

  • Image Name - Set the name of the Remote image in MediaHD

  • URL - Enter the URL for your Remote Image asset. NOTE: The URL entered must be public so that the devices can access the content. If a URL is private or password protected, the players will not be able to playback that page’s content.

  • Active/Deactivate - If this box is checked, that means the asset will be available for use in CCHD. If not, it can not be used in playback.

  • Description - A note field to add information for the Remote Image.

  • Advanced Settings - Include Caching options, like intervals for asset updates and Cache Relay, that allows you to choose between caching the Remote Image at the CCHD Cloud or MediaBridge level. Also, add this to any of your CCHD groups or add a custom tag to better search this asset.

3. Then, click the Save Image button.

Additional Options for Remote Image

Editing/Replacing Remote Images in MediaHD

To edit a Remote Image, you can either click on the thumbnail, name, or Notepad Icon. Below is an example of the Edit window that will populate.

Here are the fields and settings that are available for editing:

  • Image Name - Set the name of the Remote Image in MediaHD

  • URL - If you would like to replace your asset, you can enter a new URL or upload a new File for your Remote Image.

  • Description - A note field to add information for the Remote Image.

  • Preview - A larger thumbnail of the Image asset.

  • Additional Tools - The buttons located below the Preview give additional editing options, as well as aesthetic settings. The options are listed from left to right:

  1. Enlarge Preview

  2. Connections - Shows a list of Campaigns that host the Remote Image

  3. Tags

  4. Cache - Set Intervals for how often your Image should check for new updates, or set the Caching Relay to store the image in CCHD or on your MediaBridge.

  5. Activate/Deactivate

Editing Remote Image Permissions

The Padlock Icon next to your MediaHD asset gives you the ability to set Permissions based on rules set by an Owner or Administrator. The Permissions for CommandCenterHD Assets or Objects article will give you more information on the different options.

Deleting a Remote Image

The Red X gives you the option to remove the asset from your Media Library.

NOTE: If your Media is currently linked to a Template, Campaign, or other section utilizing the asset, you will not be able to delete it until it is removed from the corresponding links.

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