How does it work?
Playlist in playlist offers an option to embed playlists into playlists. We call these embedded playlists “sub-playlists” and the playlist that contains sub-playlists is referred to as master playlist. Altogether the functionality is called zoning as you can create zones on your screen that change content individually.
Watch a demo in our preview player.
- Continue from previously played slide (advanced) – This option only applies if you have a sub-playlist on a slide that is not set to “play forever”. If your main playlist cycles through slides and some slides contain a sub-playlist, by default each time a slide with sub-playlist is shown, the sub-playlist starts from the first slide. By turning on this option, the player will remember which slide in a sub-playlist was shown last and will start from next. This ensures that all slides in a sub-playlist are shown before starting the playback from beginning. Most users don’t need it, this functionality fits a narrow use-case if you rent out ad-time on your billboards for 3rd parties.
How do I create multiple zones that fill in the master playlist completely?
Check out our article on creating custom zones.
The playlist can be nested to a 1 depth level. In other words, this means that the sub-playlist can not have a sub-playlist of its own. This is because each instance of a playlist consumes a lot of resources and also prevents users from creating infinite loops where two playlists reference each other.
If I make changes in a sub-playlist, do I also need to publish all parent playlists that contain the sub-playlist?
You don’t need to explicitly publish every playlist, when you press “Publish” on the sub-playlist, the system will automatically also publish all playlists that contain the sub-playlist.
My sub-playlists are not nicely formatted?
When you create custom zones one by one manually rather than using a pre-made layout, the system does not know which playlist is a child of which (and also you can include the same playlist in several other playlists). Therefore the sub-playlists will not be formatted nicely as in the screenshot above, but do not worry – the formatting is only eye candy, all functionality still remains the same.