Welcome to the final chapter of the Webcaster user manual. So far the elements of the back-end have been covered, leaving the front end of the app at the end. This installment, Webcaster – The front end timeline, will reveal to you the main screen elements. Enjoy!
Front End Webcaster timeline
On the front end of the application you will be able to see the Webcaster timeline. Here you have three specific columns.
- Open arranger icon – gives access to the arranger, previously discussed.
- Clear presets icon – by tapping this you will reset the opened playlist (one that you have already created and was visible on the timeline).
- Hide preset icon – this window will slide closed.
- Tap to load playlist – by tapping this you will be able to open your pre-existing playlists. A new window will open with the name of your playlist or the default name of a playlist in case it has not been named previously. After selecting and loading the playlist tap on it to activate it.
- Browser icon – allows the browsing of a website inside of the app.
- Volume icon – allows control over the global volume of the playlist – 0-100%.
- Minimize icon – opens the compact view of the player (bottom of the app).
Music icon – opens the playlist window (first column) discussed above.
Third column – Smart timeline
- Live icon – if the icon is orange it is active, hence every time you stop the show, while playing it will open a pop up inquiring if you wish to do the change. This feature is helpful during live broadcasting when accidental taps occur.
- Play/Pause icon – playing and pausing of the show.
- Stop icon – stopping of the show.
- Previous event icon – will move to previous event.
- Next event icon – will move to next event.
- Fade out and next icon – will perform a fade out and jump to the next event.
- Fade out and stop icon – will perform a fade out and stop the playlist.
- First counter – Shows the time from the beginning of the playlist (how many minutes/seconds have passed since the playlist has started).
- Second counter – Shows the time until the playlist ends (how many minutes/seconds until your show, with all its events will come to a stop).
- Name of the playlist– features the given name of your current running show/playlist.
- Main view – Keeping a close eye on the timeline is facilitated through the presence of a “dual view”. The left side of the smart timeline will contain your events, all color coded (red for recordings, green for tracks or jingles and blue for non-audio elements) in box form. Each “box” will contain an icon with the type of the event, name of the event and total running time. Apart from that, a progress bar will show forward movement of the event, with a downward counter. The box will also contain the generated waveform and the estimated time until the next event commences. The right side of the smart timeline, carries the old design of Webcaster, with the view remaining schematic. It shows the vertical events, all color coded specific to the event and the type of event. As with the old design, a progress bar shows the transition from one event to another. Seconds before the next event will come into play it will be highlighted, to warn you to its imminent commence.
- Smart Zoom – in the bottom right corner you can see how much the playlist event is magnified (between 1x-16x). Webcaster chooses the magnification by default based on the length of the event.
- Portrait view – by turning the device around the smart timeline will appear in portrait view. Both box and schematic view will appear larger, allowing you easy access to the overall layout of your show. All of the above mentioned elements will be visible in the portrait view. You can also see the markers, if they have been selected and appointed in the editing section of the app.
Thank you for reading the final chapter, Webcaster – The front end timeline, and the user guide. We hope it has been helpful and you are now a podcasting rock star! We would love to hear from you, so feel free and drop us a line in the section below. In case of additional question, go to the contact section of this site and get in touch with us. We know you want to get your hands on the app as fast as possible, so we invite you to get it now!