Music Player


In this section we'll discuss the Music Player. The Music Player is a standalone application that is installed on top of the SignagePlayer Desktop version. It allows you to run background music and have different Channels of music that you create. The background music is independent of the Signage Presentation; meaning, if you have videos playing with sound you'll have two sound sources. In most cases, when you are running the Music Player, you may want to disable any other audio resources in your Signage Presentation.

To use to Music Player, click the Music tab from the Studio Navigator.


The Music Player includes:

- 1. Channels
- 2. Resources Directory
- 3. Playlist


Music channels contain playlists with songs you choose. To create a Music channel you click on the ADD button.

You can create as many Channels as you like.

In this section, you can also delete music Channels. To delete a music Channel, select it and click the DELETE button.

If you click on YES, the selected music Channel will be deleted. You also have the option to choose NO and CANCEL the operation.


From the Toolbox panel you'll access the Resources directory. Before you start using the Music Player you first need to upload the music files to the server; the supported format is .mp3.

For our example, we'll upload eight .mp3 files.

Select the files and drag them to the Playlist area so you create Playlists within different Channels.


After you created a Channel you can add music files to the corresponding Playlist. The Playlist area is located at the center of the SignageStudio.

To add music files from the Resources directory to a Playlist, you first select them with your mouse then drag and drop them into the Playlist area. You can also select multiple files by holding down the Ctrl for individual file selection or Shift for a range selection.

To delete a sound file that you added to the Playlist, you select it and then click on the DELETE button.

You can choose YES and DELETE the selected music file, or you can choose NO to CANCEL the operation.


You can rename a music channel by entering the new name in the name field of the Properties panel of the selected Channel.

Assign folders and subfolders to the music Channels to better organize your music collection in the same manner you manage resources.

Let's demonstrate how to create Channels, Playlists and how to remotely manage the Music Player.

First, click on the ADD button,

Proceed with renaming the channels:

- Pop Music
- Jazz Music
- Rock Music

After creating the music Channels, we select the Pop music Channel and drag and drop a few Pop music files from the Resources directory of the corresponding Playlist.

Next, we'll select the Jazz music Channel and bind the Jazz song selection to it. Repeat the process for the Rock music Channel.

We created three different Channels, each Channel having its own Playlist of songs.

Next, we go to the Stations section of the SignageStudio.

We select a Station where we want the Music Player to run, click on the Music remote control button located on the top menu of the Stations section.

This window is a remote controller for the Music Player. It contains several settings that you can use to remotely manage the Music Player.


To activate the Music Player installed on the remote machine, first you select a Channel / Playlist from the corresponding dropdown menu.

Once you've selected a Channel, select a particular song from the dropdown list located below the Channel selector.

If you click on the STOP button, the Music Player will stop playing the current music selection.

If you click on the PLAY button, the selected song will start playing.

If you click on the NEXT button, the Music Player will start playing the next song after the current selected song.

If you click on the random list button, all music files from the current selected Channel will shuffle.

If you click on the sequence list button, all the music files from the selected Channel / Playlist will play in a sequential order.

The immediate action allows you to immediately apply changes to the Player as opposed to waiting for the current song to complete before applying your change.

If you have, the immediate action option enabled and you select a new song from the Playlist, the current song will stop immediately and the Music Player will start playing the song you've selected.

But maybe you don't what the changes to take effect right away. Perhaps people are sitting at the location and listening to the current song selection. If you have the immediate action option set to disabled, that action will take place only after the current song completes playing.


Another option on the remote controller is controlling the volume.

Using the minus button will decrease the volume while plus button will increase the volume.


You can also have the same control over the Music Player from a web browser. The remote controller window has a URL path.

This URL will allow others to manage the Music Player virtually from any web browser; allowing employees and colleagues the ability to control the playlists. Simply copy the URL and shared it with others.


When you remotely start the Music Player, it will appear as a small window at the corner of your Screen.

It will display the name of the Song playing, the Volume, and a graphical illustration of the volume intensity. The Music Player is a standalone application and with its remote control functionality, it is an easy way to inject background atmosphere to your screen locations.

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