Actions [MP 21.1 UG]
MediaPortal grants users the possibility of performing a wide variety of actions on the content you have found or collected. Together with VidiFlow’s workflow engine, one can trigger powerful processes on an item or collection level. Additionally, the context menu enables users to share Links with others, open external applications, or simply trigger a deletion.
Triggering workflows directly at an object or at a collection level, significantly improves the process of assigning or allocating media. The availability of workflows in MediaPortal is subject to their configuration in VidiFlow. Once integrated, actions can be configured to be made available via the Send to “Flow” function.
Open the context menu on items, collections, Preview Panel or Details View. It shows you the option “Flow”. It will open the dialog which is organized in 3 areas.
1 - Selected content
2 - Available destinations
3 - Parameter depending on the selected destination
This shows you a list based on your previously selected content. This can be a single item, multiple items - which have been selected by using the CTRL key -, or collections. MediaPortal calculates the length of the selected video/audio and displays it below.
This is configured by the administrator and can vary on the assigned workflows to a specific user. The administrator can also define rules on which content a workflow can be triggered, such as a destination only being usable for video and not for images. Then this destination is shown as red and cannot be selected.
You can select multiple destinations at the same time. Each of them will open a corresponding tab on the third tab.
Each destination can come with additional parameters. Imagine you want to send video to a quality check, which has 3 levels of analysis depth. These levels could then be selected from a dropdown. The workflow will now use the information provided as input and perform action accordingly.
Values can be set to mandatory, which is indicated with an *, or filled with a pre-configured values. The SEND button stays inactive unless all necessary fields are filled. You can switch between the tabs for different workflows or deselect a workflow by clicking on X. The displayed metadata can be organized in different regions, similar to metadata editing dialog. Changing metadata here will provide this as input to the workflow, but not persist it on the selected content, unless the workflow is configured for it.
Once you hit SEND, MediaPortal triggers a workflow for each of the items or collections selected. You can follow the status of the workflow in the process tab of the corresponding object.
Add to Collection
Here you can add your selected items or collections into new or existing collections / editing projects
A dialog will open, which allows one to search and filter for existing collections/projects. You can then navigate between the option via this buttons on the top right.
Add to an existing collection
Creating a new collection
Add to Dropzone
Add your selected items or collections to the Dropzone as an alternative to using drag and drop.
You can navigate to the detail view of an item with this option
Copy to Clipboard
An easy way to quickly share content with others is to copy a link of the corresponding object to the clipboard. Simply paste it afterwards into your preferred chat client and share it with your colleagues.
Trigger a deletion on a single object or multiple objects. It opens a window which requires a confirmation prior to execution. If the content is protected with a deletion lock, it will be displayed here. Content, which is protected by a lock, will not be covered by deletion unless a user with the corresponding rights removes that lock.
An Administrator can configure various external links depending on the content type. By clicking on a link, a new browser tab will be opened. The URL in the new tab can be enriched with additional parameters such as metadata or object IDs. As a result, it is possible to open VidiEditor Projects directly in a new tab or open a search on YouTube based on the video title.