External URL screens

Each External URL screen in your sequence has its own, independent video URL parameter. For example, you could configure each External URL screen to play a different video, or to play the same video at different times.
If your sequence includes many different videos playing at the same time, this will create a poor experience for users on low-powered hardware - such as mobile devices and stand-alone VR headsets.

Adding an external URL screen to a sequence

  1. 1.
    If the timeline view isn't active in the editor panel, select the timeline icon (
  2. 2.
    From the panel on the left-hand side, select
  3. 3.
    From the library of IFX, select a screen that includes External URL in its title.
  4. 4.
    Place the IFX in the environment. For more information about the controls that are available when you add an IFX, see Adding IFX.

External URL screen effect options

For instructions on how to access effect options, see Effect options. For external URL screens, the additional options relate to the video source and playback settings.
External URL screen effect options
Video URL
The URL for the video to play. You can use a URL for a YouTube video or a video file.
2D Video / 3D Video
Select whether the video is 2D or 3D.
Select this check box to loop the video.
Playback Start
The number of seconds to skip from the start of the video. Note: If you use the video to loop, each loop after the first play through starts at the beginning of the video.
The volume of the videos audio, as a percentage between 0 (mute) and 100 (maximum).
2D Audio / 3D (Spatial) Audio
Select 2D Audio to play the audio at a fixed volume for all users in a Session. Select 3D (Spatial) Audio to play the audio as though it were emitted from the screen. The volume will decrease as users move further away. If you select this option, you can set the maximum distance from the screen that the audio will be heard.
Custom Sync Tolerance
Select to enable advanced synchronization. This setting will make it easier for you to time events to the video, but negatively affects performance.