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Open a Version into the Overlay Player with a URL link

We've heard feedback from clients that they'd like to open a single Version into the Overlay Player using a URL link. At the moment, you can only use a URL link to open a Version into Screening Room, eg. https://yoursitename.shotgunstudio.com/page/screening_room?entity_type=Version&entity_id=242, where 242 is the ID of the Version. We're thinking that opening the Version into the Overlay Player with the Media App page in the background would be the best option.

Please add your support to this feature if you'd like to be able to open a Version directly into the Overlay Player with a URL link.

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    Tony Aiello

    Just for the background, was hoping Media Center could do this too / instead, ala https://mysitename.shotgunstudio.com/page/media_center?project_id=123&entity_type=Version&entity_id=123456.  All of that works except entity_id gets rewritten to entity_id=all instead of allowing the specific Version id.

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    Tony Aiello

    Auto-ellipsed my link!   https://mysitename.studioname.com/ page / media_center ? project_id=125 & entity_type=Version & entity_id=123456

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    Kym Watts

    My +1 is For Tom's Media_center url link. we would like that

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    Tony Aiello

    Hey!  It looks like this got implemented sometime between 6.0 and 6.3!  I just tested with our newly-upgraded 6.3.4 sites, and the form I requested does indeed work properly.  NICE!  Mark it Done!

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    Tony Aiello

    I spoke too soon.  There's a bug with this, at least in 6.3.4 -- when you close the Overlay Player, you land on the Media App but in some kind of constantly-refreshing state.  The loading spinner appears for a few seconds, then disappears, then comes back, ad infinitum.  Anyone on 6.3.8 or newer care to test if this has been fixed?

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    Shayna Duguid

    Hi Tony, 

    I've tested on our latest hosted version of Shotgun (6.3.9.1), and this issue does not exist on this latest version.

    Cheers,

    Shayna

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    Shayna Duguid

    Also, marking this as done - yay :-)

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    Pierre Charlet

    It works for version, but not for playlists. 

    https://mysitename.shotgunstudio.com/page/media_center?project_id=XXX&entity_type=Playlist&entity_id=YYY

    -> open the playlist in the Media page, but you still have to click on the "play" button of the playlist to launch it with the Overlay Player. Could it be possible to have a field in the URL that add that option ? 

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    Tony Aiello

    Just to tie this off in case anyone comes across it, the following formats work now!

    https://yoursite.yourdomain.com/page/media_center?project_id=123&type=Version&id=123456  <-- no 'entity_' prefixes before id and type!

    https://yoursite.yourdomain.com/page/media_center?project_id=123&type=Playlist&id=12345  <-- no 'entity_' prefixes before id and type!

     

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