Standalone VGA Grid User Guide
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Preview a channel

While configuring a channel in the Admin panel, you may want to open a live preview of the channel in another tab or browser window so you can see the changes as they are applied. Choose one of the following options to preview your channel:

You can also preview channels using the Epiphan Live control interface. See Configuring Dashboard panels for visual confidence monitoring for more information.

Preview a channel from the Info page

The system's Info page displays links for previewing your channel(s). This fast and simple method allows you to see link for all the streams in a single location.

To preview a channel from the Info page:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin. See Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. From the Admin panel, click Info from the Configuration menu option; the system information window opens .

  1. Scroll to the channel you want to preview.
  2. Click View; the corresponding channel is displayed in the window.

Preview a channel from the Status page

The channel's status page gives a wealth of information about the channel, including bit rate, frame size, a snapshot of the channel and links to preview the channel.

To preview a channel from the Status page:

  1. Login to the Admin panel as admin. See Connect to the Admin panel.
  1. Click the link for Channel you want to preview, the menu expands.
  2. Click Status; the channel's Status page opens.
  1. Scroll down to see the snapshot.
  2. Right-click the Live Broadcast link and select Open in a new Tab or Open in a new Window; a tab or window opens displaying a preview of the channel.

Preview all channels at once

Standalone VGA Grid has a special preview mode that lets you see all configured channels at once.

The resulting web page can be very large. You may wish to be aware of your web browser's zoom hot keys. Many browsers will zoom out with Ctrl-- (control minus) and zoom in with Ctrl-= (control equals).

To preview all channels at the same time:

  1. Open a new browser window.
  2. Type the following string into the address bar of your web browser on your admin computer (ipaddress is the IP address of your Standalone VGA Grid).

http://<ip address of Standalone VGA Grid>/preview.cgi
For example:

  1. Press Enter, the preview web page appears displaying the content of all active channels.