Transitions - Administration

Please note: Transitions are supported on Windows from R252 and later, Android, webOS and Tizen Players.

Transitions are not supported by Tizen Players for the following Widgets:

Video
Video In
Local Video

Xibo supports basic transitions between Region Playlist items.

Transitions are administered from the Transitions page under the Administration section of the Menu. this area is used to determine which Transitions are available for assignment to Media Items.


This grid is used to determine which Transitions are available for assignment to Media Items.

  • Fade In - Increase Opacity from 0 to 100.
  • Fade Out - Decrease Opacity from 100 to 0.
  • Fly - Fly in or out on a compass point.

Transition Defaults - available in v2.2.0 and later

From v2.2.0 set a Default Transition Type and Duration in CMS Settings.
Navigate to the Settings page under the Administration section of the main menu.

From the Defaults tab select default types for In and Out Transitions, and enter a default Transition duration.

Use the check box to automatically apply the defaults to all Widgets when adding a new Layout.
Ensure you click on the green Save button at the bottom of the tab.

Editing Transitions

Default Transitions can also be enabled for all Widgets on a Layout from the Edit Layout form in Layout Designer. Use the tick box and press Save.

Please note: When Transition Defaults are applied to a Widget the Edit form will show blank fields.

Only manually entered Transitions will show on the Edit Transition form.

Playlist Transitions

Transitions between two Media items on a Playlist are called Playlist Transitions. They are used to transition between two media items and are set as In and Out transitions.

The Transition form adapts depending on the Transition selected and the options available for that transition. In most cases it is necessary to select a duration for the Transition in Milliseconds and in the case of Fly, a direction must also be selected.

Region Exit Transition

A Region Exit Transition happens when the last Media Item to be displayed in a Region is shown. This only occurs once all Media items have expired in the other Regions and can have a different Transition set. This Transition is set on the Region itself.