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Enable layout switching for an event

By default, events with slides or other content tabs show the video player and content side-by-side; audio events show headshots next to content. Layout switching lets you focus on different content - presenters only, video, slides, etc. - by changing the event window layout during the event. You can also set the player layout that is displayed when the event starts. The audience sees this pre-live layout while they wait for the event to begin, and it still is set when the event starts.

You can enable layout switching for Live, On-Demand, and Simulated Live events.

Jump to: Turn on layout switching | Available layouts | Examples

Turn on layout switching

To enable layout switching:

  1. Go to the Player & Branding tab.
  2. Under Player Layouts, select Enable Layout Switching.

    A preview of the default layout is shown. You can start the event with a different layout.

    Player Layouts section shows Enable Layout Switching on and the Default Layout as the pre-live player layout

  3. Optional. Next to Pre-live Player Layout, scroll through the layouts to see previews and select the layout to display to attendees when the event starts.
  4. Click Save and Continue.

Available layouts

The available layouts depend on the broadcast method and player size you select. Before the event, make sure you select the right player size for the layouts you want to use. To see how each layout looks in the event window, see layout examples.

Broadcast Type Video Player Size Available Layouts
Video High resolution 16:9 widescreen
  • 480p (854 x 480 pixels)
  • 720p (1280 x 720 pixels) 
  • 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Default (Video and Content)
Large Video (with small content)
Large Content (with small video player)
Content Only
Video Only
Audio 320 x 240 for headshots Default (Headshots and Content)
Content Only


Default layout

Event window in the Default layout

Large Video layout

Event window in the Large Video layout

Large Content layout

Event window in the Large Content layout

Content Only layout

Event window in the Content Only layout

Video Only layout

Event window in the Video Only layout