Tuesday, February 25, 2020

2019 DTA: Managing the media streams in SceneGate. For OpenSim (user level)

Managing the media streams 
in SceneGate. For OpenSim (user level)
SceneGate and other virtual world viewers offer 3 kinds of media streaming: audio (mainly for playing music streams), video, and media on a prim (BOPs).   Here are instructions  for users on how to manage them.

Onscreen buttons 
to control sound 
  • To get the sound control panel, hover the cursor over the speaker graphic
  • The sliders on that panel let you adjust the volume of the sound channels

Use SceneGate

Sound control details
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  • This control panel is a available in several ways.
  • Hover the cursor over the speaker graphic (upper right).
  • That gets quick access to the most important parts.
  • For the more detailed panel shown here, go to preferences this way:
  • Click the Me button (upper left), Click Preferences.
  • On the Preferences panel, click the Sound & Media tab.
  • The check boxes let you turn the media and voice channels on and off.

Media (Browser on Prim)

 Web pages in a virtual world
  • Most public web pages can be put on a prim.
  • What looks like a poster may be a web page.  
  • A web page can carry video, audio, a calendar, or instructions.
  • If you don't have Autoplay on, you won't see the web page
  • In the panel above, notice the item you need to have checked:
  • "Allow media to auto play"
  • Web pages will only appear when you view is near them.
  • Otherwise the poster will just show an image.   
  • You can open a page in your browser.
  • Hover your cursor over the poster, look for a floating control bar.
  • Click the button on the right end.


  • To display a calendar on a web page
  • To serve as slides in a presentation.
  • To offer a video
  • To present easily changed text (from a blog, for example)
Informative posters 
gathered for presentation



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