Playlists and the Theme Builder User Interface
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With Theme Builder, you can build asset- or label-based playlists for the Ooyala Player V4 or Player V3, use complex templates to build a custom playback experience, and create an embed that contains the playlists you construct.
While you can simply brand players in Backlot to give your viewers a custom experience, Theme Builder gives you even more control over the video-watching experience of your viewer. You can build playlists by specific video assets or by label. These playlists are then displayed in the embed in an invisible container called a pod, which you can also customize. For players, you have control over various aspects of the layout, controls, and other behaviors. You can see examples of the customizations you can make with Theme Builder in Design Choices.
The following is an example of a Theme Builder embed.
The embed consists of the following:
- A video player with the currently selected or default video.
- Playlists, which appear within "pods" outside the video player. Pods are invisible containers for playlists and allow you to view playlists.
- Thumbnails for the videos within the selected playlist.
After having been embedded in a web page, a Theme Builder embed proportionally resizes itself automatically to conform with the type of the viewing device, such as desktop, tablet, phone, and so on.