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Virtual Media Server File Formats and File Naming

Virtual Media Server Supported Formats

The Pixel Mapping feature of Eos Family consoles supports the following file formats:

  • Images
    • .png, .jpg, .gif, .tiff, and .svg
  • Movies
    • Any format that QuickTime® supports (.3gp .3gpp .3gpp2 .3gp2 .3g2 .3p2 .flc .h264, .hdmov .m4a .m4b .m4p .moo .moov .mov .movie .mp4 .mpg4 .mpg4 .mqv .mv4 .pic .pict .qif .qt .qti .qtif .tvod .vid)
  • Text
    • .txt
  • HTML
    • .htm, .html

Pixel Mapping was introduced for most Eos Family consoles with v1.9.5.  It was added to Element with v2.6.0.  Pixel Mapping on ETCnomad and some Element consoles requires a separated download / installation from the main Eos software one.   Please see the Eos Family Pixel Mapping Installer v1.0.1 Release Note for installation instructions.

File Names

File names for media content need to follow the naming convention of file number_filename. For example, 002_Volcano.mov is a file name that would be recognized. When importing by using the file manager, you need to number the files prior to importing. However, using Import All Pixel Map Media allows you to specify the library and file numbers, and the console will autonumber the file names as needed during the import process.

Each file in a pixel map library (folder) needs to have a unique number prefix (000-255). Multiple files should not share the same prefix (001_) if they are in the same library.

 

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