Adding Player Templates

Last updated on Oct 11, 2022

A player template is used to define the way a web player looks and behaves when viewing a video stream on a web page. You might have one with the main branding for your organization, and others with different attributes for special purposes.

On some platforms, such as Haivision’s HVC, the same customized player might be embedded on several web pages, which means each web page has to be managed individually. Connect takes a different approach. Instead of having to customize a new player every time you create new connection, you create player templates that you can customize (e.g., change the button colors). And then when you create a web player connection, you choose the player template that gives you the feel you want at that destination. Connect dynamically links that template with the connection. So, for example, any changes you later make to a template will apply to all connections that use it.

To add a Player Template:

  1. On the sidebar under the  Connections tab, select the Player Templates subpage.
  2. Click the  button to launch the Add Player Template assistant.
  3. Enter a name for the template and (optionally) enable the Default Template toggle to have media and connections use this template when their assigned template is unavailable.
    Add Player Template Name

  4. Select which campus will most often use this template.
    Add Player Template Campus

  5. Review your settings and click the Add Template button.
    Add Player Template Review

  6. After adding a template, the player template details are shown, as well as a preview of the player:
    Player Template Example

  7. Click the Back button to return to the Player Templates page.
  8. To further configure the player template, see Customizing a Player Template.

You can now use the created player template with media and connections.