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Live Wheel

A live wheel is an automated version of a playlist. Visitors run a playlist on-demand, starting it at any time. In contrast, a live wheel starts automatically at a configured time. The live wheel runs sequentially and continuously in a loop. When a configured time is reached, the live wheel restarts from the beginning.

For example, a live wheel is configured to start at 12:00 p.m. every day, and the sequence of media files repeats every 35 minutes. The following events occur:

  • A visitor who opens the live wheel at 12:14 p.m. sees the content at 14 minutes into the live wheel—not the first frame of the first media file.

  • The 42nd playback of the live wheel starts at 11:55 a.m. Brightspot interrupts that playback after five minutes, and starts the live wheel from the beginning position.

Live wheels can belong to a section or a package.

Configuring Live Wheel

Administrators perform this task.

  • If you want to allow visitors to leave comments to a live wheel, add Live Wheel to the list of commentable types; for details, see Configuring commenting. (If you do not see Live Wheel as one of the commentable types, ask your Brightspot representative to install the Live Wheel plugin.)

Creating a Live Wheel

Editors perform this task.

  1. In the header, click |mi-add|.

  2. From the Create list, select Live Wheel. A content edit page appears.

  3. In the Title field, enter a title.

  4. From Items, select one of the available list types.

    • Basic—Builds a live wheel from individual video or audio files.

    • Advanced—Builds a live wheel from individual video or audio files and associated companion content.

    • Dynamic—Builds a live wheel using selection criteria. For more information, see Dynamic lists.

  5. Add items to the live wheel.

  6. In the Livewheel Start field, set a time for the live wheel to start playback. You can set any date; Brightspot ignores the date and starts the live wheel at the first occurrence of the specified time.

  7. Click Publish.