Connect XML feed data to a design

Titler Live Broadcast graphics can display data from incoming XML feeds, such as Scoreboard OCR and other sources that write real-time data to XML files. Complete the steps in this article to connect a design to an XML file.

Note: This feature is only available in Titler Live Broadcast.

  1. In Titler Live's playout interface, open a project (if a project isn't already open) and select a graphic in the playlist.

    Tips

    • Want to create a new graphic? Open the Library panel and drag a design from the library to the playlist.
    • Want to customize a graphic in the Title Designer and add new variables? See Create variables in designs.
  2. Choose Inputs > General > XML Watcher > XML Watcher.

    The XML Watcher input appears in the Input drop-down list in the Attributes panel and in the playlist for that graphic. In addition, the XML Watcher input and its variables appear in the Edit / Preview panel.

    Tips

    • You can also add inputs to a graphic from the Input drop-down list in the Attributes panel or playlist.
    • To remove an input from a graphic, right-click (Windows) or Control + click (Mac) on the name of an input in the Edit / Preview panel and choose Remove input.
  3. In the XML Watcher panel, complete one of the following steps to locate your XML file.
    • Click the Select File button and select the XML file on your network.
    • Enter the URL of the XML file on your local network or FTP location.

      FTP tip: The syntax for an FTP URL should be similar to ftp://username:password@server.com/public_html/test.xml. You can also use an IP address after @ instead of a .com address.

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  4. Click the Show Inputs button in the Edit / Preview panel to view the XML Watcher input and variables. (If the input's variables aren't visible, expand the XML Watcher list.)
  5. Click and drag an XML Watcher variable onto an object in the graphic. Repeat this step for each variable you want to include in the graphic.

    Tip: To disconnect a variable from an object in your graphic, right-click a variable in the Edit / Preview panel and choose Disconnect variable.

    The XML data is now visible in the graphic. The graphic automatically shows the latest information as your data source updates the XML file.

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