Need a walking or virtual tour that includes audio or video? We’re routinely asked how this can be done with the Whitepoint platform for smarter virtual tours. Here’s how.
First, A Bit About Whitepoint Tour Structure for Smarter Tours
Your tour – whether it’s a walking tour or a virtual tour – is referred to as a scape. Scapes have scenes, and within those scenes are points of interest, or whitepoints. You can learn more about tour structure and getting started building a Whitepoint tour in our YouTube tutorials.
Whitepoints provide the opportunity for text and an image. They also provide linking capability with widgets.
Widgets Are How You Link To Audio or Video
Widgets can be used for links to YouTube and Vimeo files, for example. If you have a separate video or audio file hosted somewhere, that works too. In short, all you need is an audio or video file with a web address. If you have that, the file can be linked from a whitepoint of your choice.
In the Authoring Panel, you’ll simply add that link in the widget link field for the associated whitepoint.
This capability is included at no additional charge in all Whitepoint authoring subscription plans.
Some Things To Keep In Mind About Audio and Video In Tours
There are a few things to remember when you add audio or video to your smarter virtual or walking tour:
- Your users or visitors will need Internet connectivity to access the audio and video linked using widgets in your tour, even if the scape is saved to the device.
- Depending on your user’s mobile OS, the content will open separately in the default app for that content type. YouTube or Vimeo content for example will open in the YouTube or Vimeo apps, if installed on that device.
Need Embedded Audio or Video In Your Tour?
Again, the capability discussed above is included at no additional charge in all Whitepoint authoring subscription plans.
Embedded audio or video in your scape however can be accomplished with our custom authoring and app plans. If you’re interested, reach out and let us know.by