You might be able to use the Hyperlink Action on the Media Tile and have it point directly to your media stream in a new window (or same window). A common use of this is to use image snapshots or lower resolution streams on your tile and then you can open a full stream (or even an app) when the tile is tapped on.
The initial click to view the media fullscreen from the tile works awesome. If my dash was landscape, it works beautifully.
The issue is the fact that if the media tile is currently being viewed fullscreen, a change in orientation kicks some kind of refresh info play, exiting the fullscreen view and showing the dash again.
All. That’s needed is to have the option to open the media tile fullscreen, in landscape. Or alternatively, allow the fullscreen view to happily flick between portrait and landscape similar to how standard (?) practice for everything on android seems to work.
Is this possible?
I may just rework my dash to be landscape as a workaround. =p
I understand this is the case when you use the default ‘Open Media Fullscreen’ functionality for zooming into the media tile… but if you edit the tile and change the action to ‘Open Hyperlink’ and then use the media resource as the URL and have it Open in New Window as proposed above, then that shouldn’t happen anymore.
Hi josh. I can’t figure out what to actually type in as the ‘link’. If I duplicate the string that’s in the “Create media” settings (i.e the one which seems to work just fine for the standard preview), this doesn’t work at all.
If you want to PM me the dashboard ID, I can take a closer look at the tiles configuration. I would double check the URL that shows up when the new tab is opened for extra spaces and things of that nature.
Just to be 100% certain, make sure you are testing everything on the same device. When it comes to local media images through something like Blue Iris, the device you are testing from can make all the difference.
I would also check by going to the device where the preview in the Media Item is working as expected and copy the URL from the URL field (of the Media Item from Manage Media) and paste it into the exact same browser window.
Thanks for the update! Redesigning for a native landscape view is a reasonable approach!
PS. For anyone else following the thread, we did some troubleshooting via PM and the URL directly to the feed worked as expected on the phone, but the PC doesn’t have access to the media stream (either in a Media Tile or in a Hyperlink) – so the Hyperlink approach is still a reasonable approach.