Applying Up Next Promotion Using the Player Template Wizard

What is an Up Next Promotion in the Player Template Wizard?

The Up Next feature displays a circular popup within the Player that shows a short preview/thumbnail of the next upcoming video in the playlist. The popup will display near the end of the currently playing video with the intent of intriguing the viewer into viewing content.

 

 

Applying the Up Next Promotion in the Player Template Wizard

To apply the Up Next promotion to your player template, perform the following steps:

  1. Access the Player template wizard by editing an existing player template or creating a new one.

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  2. Under the 'BASIC INFO' tab, select the 'UP NEXT' slider to activate the Up Next Promotion feature.

  3. Optional: Click on 'Settings' to apply any additional Up Next configuration settings. The Up Next Extra properties are displayed.

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  4. Optional: Under the 'EXTRA INFO' area, click on 'More settings' to display all the available fields.

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  5. Optional: Apply additional Up Next settings according to the following table:


    Field Description
    ENABLED This toggle allows you to enable/disable the Up Next functionality without removing the Extra. 

    Note: The Up Next Slider in the Basic Info tab will add or remove the Extra itself.
    NAME Enter a name for your Up Next extra.
    Size Define your Up Next exra custom size by entering the relevant values in pixels in the relevant Width and Height fields.
    Location Define your Up Next exra custom location by entering the relevant values in pixels in the X and Y fields.


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  6. Optional: Scroll down to the 'PROMO SETTINGS' area and apply the required fields according to the following table:

    Field Description
    ENABLED This toggle allows you to enable/disable the promo settings applied to this Up Next extra.
    ROLL IN TIME BEFORE END

    Click on this field to define how long before the video ends, the Up Next promotion will be displayed, according to the following options:

    • 18 seconds- The Up Next promo will be displayed 18 seconds before the current video playback ends.
    • 12 seconds - The Up Next promo will be displayed 12 seconds before the current video playback ends.
    • 6 seconds - The Up Next promo will be displayed 6 seconds before the current video playback ends.
    PROMOTION TYPE

    Click on this field to define the type of video that will be displayed in the Up Next promotion, according to the following options:

    • Next video - This will display the next upcoming video defined in the player's assigned playlist.

      Note: This option requires a playlist with more than one video to be assigned this player.

    • Featured video - This will display a semantically matched video according to the metadata of the video that is currently playing back in the Player.
    PROMOTION TEXT Allows you to enter customized text that will be displayed instead of the default 'Up Next' message within the Up Next indication. 

    Note: It is recommended not to use more than 10 characters in your custom text as long messages might be hidden within the preview circle.
    ON PLAYLIST END

    Allows you to define what will be displayed in the Up Next popup when the last video of the playlist has been shown, according to the following options:

    • Do Not Show - No Up Next popup will display at the end of the playlist.
    • Switched to Featured - This will display a semantically matched video according to the metadata of the last video that is played back in the Player.

    Note: This option is only active when the 'Promotion Type' field is set to 'Next Video'.


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  7. Optional: Scroll down to the 'LOOK AND FEEL' area and apply the required fields according to the following table:

    Field Description
    VERTICAL LOCATION

    Allows you to select the vertical location of the Up Next popup within the player according to the following options:

    • Bottom (default) - This will vertically align the Up Next popup to the bottom of the player (above the player controls if they are visible).
    • Middle - This will vertically align the Up Next popup to the middle of the player.
    • Top - This will vertically align the Up Next popup to the top of the player (under the sharing icons if displayed).
    HORIZONTAL LOCATION

    Allows you to select the horizontal location of the Up Next popup within the player according to the following options:

    • Left (default)- This will horizontally align the Up Next popup to the left side of the player.
    • Right - This will horizontally align the Up Next popup to the right side of the player.
    ASSET TYPE

    Allows you to define the type of promotion that will be displayed within the Up Next popup, according to the following options:

    • Animated - This will display an animated preview of the upcoming video.
    • Image - This will display a static thumbnail of the upcoming video.


    Note: The Animated preview option is not supported on mobile devices. This will automatically revert to the Image Asset Type when the Player is viewed using a mobile device.

    ANIMATION

    Allows you to select the animation type when displaying the Up Next popup according to the following options:

    • Roll in/Roll out (default)- The Up Next popup will roll in counter clockwise (when entering from the right / clockwise (when entering from the left).
    • Fade in/Fade out - The Up Next popup will gradually fade-in and display in the player.
    • Appear/Disappear - The Up Next popup will suddenly appear in the player.
    • Slide in/Slide out - The Up Next popup will slide in keeping its orientation in the player.

    Note: For further details, please see Up Next Animation Types.



  8. Click on 'SAVE'. The Up Next Promotions is applied to your player template.
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