You can now manage configuration of “Poster” style thumbnails in the Zype admin. Poster style thumbnails are portrait orientation thumbnail images (think DVD box covers) as opposed to the default 16:9 landscape thumbnail orientation.
This is useful for customers who have large video/TV libraries and want to display poster style thumbnails in app and web endpoints that are configured to support portrait orientation. To configure poster style thumbnails read on below.
Settings for poster thumbnails are first configured at the parent playlist level, since all videos within a playlist (or child playlists) displayed in an app endpoint will have the same thumbnail orientation. You can visit the parent playlist details tab and access a thumbnail orientation setting using the "Thumbnail Layout" dropdown.
Once orientation is selected for a playlist, each individual video within the playlist should also have a corresponding poster thumbnail to display.
You can upload a new related image within the “thumbnails” tab for a video and set the proper orientation for that image (e.g., landscape vs poster). Scroll to the bottom of the thumbnails tab to view the "Related Images" section. After uploading a new portrait orientation image, select the "Poster" layout for that image.
Once the admin has been configured for poster style thumbnails and you've uploaded your assets, you'll want to make sure your applications reflect this. OTT and mobile apps require an update to the template to enable poster style thumbnails to appear. See our Features section for information on how to enable this in your desired endpoints.