get information on live playing content or file

Asked by chriskeo


is there a way to get these information :
playing content /

for example i set a playlist of Video inside a layout and run xibo
i want to get in live what's playing now on xibo, maybe for example to dynamically show the video title on the video. So for that we need to get it from somewhere

is it a way to get this information? (API /Database request/ log file?)

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Dan Garner (dangarner) said :

1.7 will have a "current layout" notification to the CMS, stored against the Display.

There isn't any way at present to programatically get the contents from within the layout - this will be something we consider with the "interactivity" enhancements we want to make next year.

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chriskeo (mynameiskeo) said :

Could the API Help? for example

thanks for your answer Dan

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Alex Harrington (alexharrington) said :

The CMS doesn't know at present what layout is running at a given time on a
client - only what is scheduled to run - so the API can't help you.

Once the CMS is aware of what the clients are playing then it would be
possible if appropriate API methods were added.

The API method you reference gives you the XLF for a particular media item
in a given region on a layout.