Looks like there might be a bug with the fade function....
I believe the imagelist is covered in the user guide.
The imageplayfile is a new function in brightauthor 2.4. I have a faq I'll add this weekend. Let's say you want to be able to send a simple command that will always play x file, let's say using the file's name. you can create a list of files, with a string for each file, so that any time you send the appropriate string, that file plays. Yoou can import this list from a csv file as well.
Creating and Importing a Table for a Play File State
Play File Tables can be made in either Notepad or Excel and imported directly into BrightAuthor. Remember, Play Files can only include files of the same type (videos, images, or audio). Do not include a combination of different file types in your table. Follow these steps for creating and importing a table:
1) Open Notepad
2) For every file that you want to add to your Play File list, type the following information:
Include no spaces before or after the commas. By default, the Video Display Mode is 2D. Therefore, if you want to use a 2D video, omit this parameter and type only the key, file path, and file name. Alternatively, specify a different display mode if necessary. For images or audio, type the following information:
3) Each file must be on its own line. Separate each file with a single return
4) When all files are entered, save the file in Notepad as a .csv by appending ".csv" to the desired filename
5) In BrightAuthor, double-click your Play File State thumbnail (or create a new one)
6) Click "Import Table" and browse to the .csv file that you created in the above steps
7) The Files section in BrightAuthor should now be populated with the items from your table
2D video file: cars,C:\BrightSignContent,cars.mov
3D video file: sunset,C:\BrightSignContent,Sunset.mpg,3D side-by-side
1) Open Excel
2) In column A, type the keys for all of your files; one key per row
3) In column B, type the File Path of all your files; one File Path per row
4) In column C, type the File Name of all your files; one File Name per row
5) In column D, type the Video Display Mode if different than 2D; leave blank if 2D or specify a different mode if appropriate.
6) In Excel save the file as a *.csv (Comma Delimited)
7) Once the file is saved, close the file in Excel
In BrightAuthor, double-click your Play File State thumbnail (or create a new one)
9) Click "Import Table" and browse to the .csv file that you created in the above steps
10) The Files section in BrightAuthor should now be populated with the items from your table
If using 3D videos, type either “3D top-over-bottom" or "3D side-by-side" in column D.