RESPONSIVE MEDIA CENTERS & PLAYERS

IMPORTANT INFORMATION – FEATURE ACTIVATION REQUIRED BY JUNE 1st, 2019!

The Media Center and Player update must be completed within your Studio. We hope that this upgrade will be a blessing to your Ministry and your guests as we work to make your media as cross-platform accessible as possible!  Note: This update was originally made available in Dec of 2015. Over three years later, the old version needs to be officially retired. Thank you for your understanding. Let us know if you need help! : )

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you have an original Media Center or Playlist Player embedded within your site, you will need to re-copy the embed code from your Studio and re-paste it into your web site (replace the code that is currently there).  This will ensure that things will display and respond properly!  Please let us know if you need any assistance.

1. ACTIVATION WITHIN YOUR STUDIO

You need to manually activate the new Media Centers and Players within your Studio > My Account (upper right) > Studio Settings page.

 

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Please let us know if you need any assistance with the transition.

 

  • If you currently link directly to a full page Media Center or a Playlist Player, you should be good to go.

 

  • If you currently have a Media Center or Playlist Player embedded directly into your site, you will need to replace the embed code (re-copy & paste the embed code from your Studio > Media Center page, into your web site’s HTML/SOURCE code).
2. ACCESSING AND EMBEDDING MEDIA CENTERS

Watch this video on setting up and providing access to your Media Center:

 

 

If you currently have Media Center embedded within your Site (compact or full) you will need to use new embed code (replace what you currently have) so that it is at the proper size for your page, and it will be fully responsive when your page is displayed within a mobile device (smaller screens).

 

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3. LOOK & THEME OF YOUR MEDIA CENTERS

You will also want to make sure your Theme/appearance is how you want it to look. Existing graphics may not fit properly within the new Media Center. Take a look, make the necessary modifications so that it is to your liking… and enjoy!!!

 

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Expanded Custom Theme section below…

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Let us know if you need any help getting your new Media Center setup, looking nice, and installed with your site… we are always happy to help. Please submit a ticket from within your Studio > Support page.

4. OPTIMAL MEDIA RESOLUTION FOR YOUR MEDIA CENTERS

The Player within the Media Center is designed to scale larger if the viewer’s screen resolution accommodates. To optimize your Artwork and video we suggest you go with 854×480.

 

VIDEO

– If your original source video is in an HD / Widescreen format, for best results go with 1280 x 720 within your transcoding profile template.

 

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ARTWORK

– Produce a larger sized Artwork (1080 x 608) to fill the Player so that it looks nice. Artwork will appear within the Player at its selected/cropped size. It will not scale stretch to accommodate a larger container, however it will scale down for smaller screens.

 

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5. RE-EMBEDDING YOUR PLAYLIST PLAYERS

To make sure your embedded Playlist Player(s) display and respond properly, please re-embed their iFrame embed code from your Studio, into your web site’s HTML/SOURCE code.  NOTE: You may want to increase the Player’s > Size and Layout > Playlist Height (for example, to 600) in order to properly display your list of Episodes below the player.  Please let us know if you need any assistance!

 

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Please watch this video. It will introduce you to the new Responsive Media Center, the changes within your Studio, and what you need to do to activate the new features.

 

Also note, the new Sermon Studio User-Interface has been released!

Please update your Sermon Studio account to take advantage of all the the next generation has to offer.