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caseyd

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Resolution of mediaDROID ZX
« on: November 01, 2012, 10:57:17 PM »
What is the resolution of the mediaDROID ZX?  In the description it says 1080p, but in the "Device Configuration" section, it says that all content plays at 720p?

Also, I am looking at this for my Church.  We do not have internet access at the church.  Would I be able to load the content at home onto the device and then run it in an offline mode?

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Re: Resolution of mediaDROID ZX
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2012, 05:40:37 AM »
Here is part of the FAQ of the MediaDROID found on this link:   http://www.digitalsignage.com/html/mediadroid_zx.html

What screen resolution does the mediaDROID support?
The mediaDROID can be configured through Apps > settings to both 1920x1080 as well as 1280x720. However, content should always be created at 1280x720 as this is the only Stage width and height that is set by the SignagePlayer.

I created HD content but it scales down, how can this be fixed?
The mediaDROID always outputs at 1280x720 and so content (especially bitmap images) should be created for that size to avoid pixilation and content skewing.
What components are supported when building my presentation for the mediaDROID?
The mediaDROID supports the full set of features just like the SignagePlayer Desktop version. As for components, the mediaDROID supports the entire component list except for Facebook.

Does the mediaDROID support presentation Interactivity?
While the mediaDROID support mouse and key navigation, it is designed to operate in Digital Signage mode only (Kiosk) and not used for interaction due its low end processer. For touch capable presentations we recommend the mediaBOX.

What video format should I use for best results?
The recommended video format is 460P or lower resolution. We recommend FLV (Flash Video) with MP3 audio encoding. If you want to try good quality video clips to test the performance of the device you can download: http://www.digitalsignage.com/videos/GoProRace.flv or http://www.digitalsignage.com/videos/KawasakiJetSki.flv or http://www.digitalsignage.com/videos/YamahaWaveRunner.flv as sample files... Download it, upload it to resources, and run it in full screen mode to check the performance. With Flash Videos (FLV) set at 460P you will enjoy 30FPS smooth playback. At 20ft away from the screen 460P will seem very much like high definition. If you have HD content that you wish to reduce its quality (to increase performance), you can use the freeware application freemake from: http://www.freemake.com/free_video_converter/ and recode the videos.

Does the mediaDROID support HD images?
Yes, the mediaDROID runs high definition 32bit images as well as the rest of the components that are part of the SignagePlayer. Many location use Digital Signage with just images (such as food menu boards and building directories) and the mediaDROID is definitely a good choice for such deployments. It is pre-installed with the full version of the SignagePlayer App.

Can I use the mediaDROID for food menu board?
The mediaDROID runs all Scenes built in the SignageStudio and so it is a perfect solution for food menu boards. You can also use 32bit static images if you wish. With the mediaDROID you take the full advantage of the SignageStudio creation suit.
I imported some of the premade scenes but they don't look right, why?
Most of the pre-made scenes in the SignageStudio were created for a resolution of 1920x1080. For a perfect fit, scale down the imported scenes to 1280x720. Be sure to move the resources around the scene to position everything according to the new resolution.

How much storage is available on the mediaDROID?
The mediaDROID has a total of 4GB, 2.5GB of that can be used for local campaign caching. It is powered by an intelligent caching mechanism that will remove unnecessary files, so it can accommodate best caching techniques for the current running campaign.

Does the mediaDROID support landscape and portrait modes?
The mediaDROID only supports landscape mode (aka horizontal mode).

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Re: Resolution of mediaDROID ZX
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2012, 07:26:56 AM »
Does the mediadroid ZX support 3G Data card, i have seen that it has a micro SIM slot?

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Re: Resolution of mediaDROID ZX
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2012, 09:35:31 PM »
So does this mean that the mediaDROID ZX is only able to produce 720p content, but is able to upscale to 1080p?

Also, can this be used without a live internet connection?

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Re: Resolution of mediaDROID ZX
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2012, 06:47:00 PM »
Correct, the player will cache the content and play from cache if there is no internet.

 

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