Configure Landscape, Poster or Square Style Thumbnails for Videos Configure Landscape, Poster or Square Style Thumbnails for Videos

Configure Landscape, Poster or Square Style Thumbnails for Videos

You can configure Landscape, Poster or Square style thumbnails in the Zype admin.

Landscape thumbnail orientation is the default 16:9 landscape thumbnail. Poster style thumbnails are portrait orientation thumbnail images (vertical orientation, similar to DVD box covers) as opposed to the default landscape orientation (supported on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, iOS mobile, and Android mobile). Square type, as it's name says, is a square type of thumbnail.

Step 1

Settings for 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 Thumbnails tab and select a thumbnail orientation.

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Step 2

Once orientation is selected for a playlist, each individual video within the playlist should also have a corresponding poster thumbnail to display.

Within the "Thumbnails" tab for a video, scroll to the bottom of the thumbnails tab to view the "Related Images" section. Upload a new related image and in the layout column, select the desired option from the dropdown.

For Poster layout a 9:16 ratio is required to ensure your image is not cropped or distorted. For Landscape, a 16:9 image is required.

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Step 3

Once the Zype admin has been configured for the selected style and you've uploaded your assets, you'll want to make sure your applications reflect this.

Note: Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV apps will support the poster style thumbnail immediately. Mobile apps like iOS mobile and Android mobile also require app-side configuration to complete poster thumbnail support. You can read more about how to configure this for mobile apps HERE