Important: This document only applies to Showbooth Go. The functionalities referenced in this document are not supported by Showbooth Player.

About Interstitials

Interstitials are individual media files (images or videos) that don't belong in regular media folders. They are sprinkled randomly between the regular folder slots.

By default, Showbooth will try to slot as many interstitials as it can in the available slots (if 5 regular folders will be played, there are 4 slots in-between available for interstitials). Interstitials are selected randomly.

Interstitials are only supported in version 1.1 or greater.

Adding Interstitials

Add a folder named _interstitials to your slideshow's main folder, and add the media files (images or videos) to it.


You can limit the number of interstitials shown in each cycle with the interstitials attribute in the settings. If the interstitials value is a decimal between 0 and 1 (excluding), it'll interpret the value as percentage (example: 0.5 means it'll only try to slot half the existing interstitial files). If the value is an integer the value is explicit (example: 3 means only 3 files will be randomly selected and slotted in the slideshow).

If you have less interstitials files than the available slots, you can fill all slots that are avaiable by setting the interstitial_fill to true in the settings. This is done by repeating the interstitials. This can become repetitive. Use wisely.

By default the interstitials don't appear in the content menu (when you click on the remote control while a slideshow is playing). If you wish to include them in the menu set the menu_interstitials to true in the settings.

Also, interstitials images don't have motion enabled by default. If you wish to enable motion for an interstitial image, you can set the image_motion to true in the local settings. You can also customize image_duration for an interstitial image.

Article last updated on November 7th, 2019 [756742].