TINT Signage Video Link Integration

TINT provides 2 ways of integrating with signage systems:

Option 1: HTML

Description: Uses the HTML capability of signage system to load the TINT URL on a browser.

Pros: Instant updates for new content, Content automatically adapts to screen size

Cons: Requires HTML support and modern browser, Higher hardware requirements for smooth playback, Requires consistently fast and reliable Internet connection


Option 2: Video Link

Description: Uses the external video playback capability of the signage system to periodically sync and play back a video file from an external URL. This video file is a screen recording of a TINT and is periodically refreshed to reflect new content.

Pros: Reliable playback under inconsistent network conditions, Lower hardware requirements for smooth playback, No HTML support or modern browser required

Cons: Up to 30 minute additional delay in seeing new content, More manual process to integrate 



This article describes Option 2, the Video Link integration.

First, you will need to know the following:

  • height - the height of your screen (in pixels)
  • width - the width of you screen (in pixels)
  • duration - the duration of the scene (in seconds)
  • url - the URL of your TINT

Then, use this information and the following template to create a video link using this tool

The structure of the links that the tool creates are as follows:

http://screencast.tintup.com/screencast?height=[insert height]&width=[insert width]&duration=[insert duration]&url=[insert url]

For example: http://screencast.tintup.com/screencast?height=1366&width=768&duration=20&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tintup.com%2Ft%2Fscreencast_example

The system also supports MRSS. To create an MRSS feed for a given screencast URL, just replace /screencast with /mrss

For example: http://screencast.tintup.com/mrss?height=1366&width=768&duration=20&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.tintup.com%2Ft%2Fscreencast_example

Once you go to the link, you will notice that while the system is generating a video, a status message will be returned. When the video screencast is finished generating, it will returning the video file.

Next, use the URL instructions specific to your signage software below:


Step 1: Create an external ad copy

Go to the Schedules ribbon and select the arrow on the “Ad Copy” icon. Then, from the drop-down menu, select External Source.



From the resource tabs on the left, select “Ad Copies”. Then, right-click anywhere in the work area. From the contextual menu, select New, then select External Ad Copy Source.



Step 2: Enter Video Link Details

In the External Source form, enter the following details:

Protocol: HTTP

Username: [leave this field empty]

Password: [leave this field empty]

Hostname of Server: screencast.tintup.com

Absolute Path to Hot Folder: /screencast?height=[insert height]&width=[insert width]&duration=[insert duration]&url=[insert TINT URL]

Port: 80

Refresh Period: Set this to how often you would like the video refreshed



Step 3: Add your ad copy to your campaign

Once you your newly created ad copy to your campaign, it should start playing on your Broadsign player the next time it is refreshed.

More details at Broadsign's official documentation here 



Step 1: Add the MRSS feed for your schedule. Contact support@tintup.com for more details.


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