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Ryan12

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Lagging Video's
« on: February 08, 2013, 02:22:30 AM »
After trying several things with SignageStudio (different formates and different kind of video's(FLV, mpeg, SWF)). It still keeps lagging.
I have no idea how to fix this.

Anyone has a suggestion?

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2013, 04:00:03 AM »
In most cases FLV-H264 will work fine. 
If you provide me more details on what hardware you are using & which operating system then I can help you better.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2013, 04:09:19 AM »
Hello GraphixMedia,

The computer I am using for SignagePlayer is a HP Compaq T5730 Thin Client (GY227AT).
hope this will be enought! :)

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2013, 04:30:03 AM »
That hardware is very weak, it is single core 1Ghz CPU.  It can barely run windows OS.
It can be used for still image presentations and some other basic components like Clock, Weather.  But it will not run video smoothly.

But you could try FLV-H264 640x360 resolution and see if it works but then again H264 is GPU dependent and with your hardware it might struggle.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2013, 04:54:40 AM »
I have tried that kind of video format before and it's not working either.

Then I do have my last question ( I hope) that will awnser everything I will need.
What kind of computer do you preffer?

I have here 2 different type's that we were looking at aswell.
- Dell Optiplex FX160
- HP gt7725 T-Client

Any of those that are good enought?

thanks for you help, I appreciate it!
« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 05:05:10 AM by Ryan12 »

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2013, 05:15:12 AM »
Again Dell Optiplex FX160 is low powered Intel® Atom™ 200 Series Single-Core processor not fit for digital signage.

The HP GT7725 T-Client is dual core but AMD with AMD graphics. Personally I would avoid.

What you want is NETTOP with Intel D525 or above with Nvidia GPU as starting point
Or Board with Intel CPU like D2700 with 2 cores & 4 Treads.

Best small computer would be the http://www.digitalsignage.com/html/mediabox_v2.html

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2013, 05:35:57 AM »
I guess I (we) got it all now!

We will look for another computer, since the computer you ordered us, is a bit to high in price.
We would need around 5 computers each shop and it will cost us to much to accept that.

Atleast I would like to thank you for your help!
« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 05:37:36 AM by Ryan12 »

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2013, 05:51:08 AM »
No probs glad to help.

Quick question about number of computers you wanting.
Is that 5 computers per location or 1 computer for 5 locations.
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Also it all depends on what you will be displaying on the screens. 
If your content is high then it will demand more powerful computer.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2013, 06:22:43 AM »
I asked my boss about it and he told me we would be needing 3 computers for 1 store and after a while it can get up by 8-10 computers for 1 store.

We would like to display some movies and about our store and stuff that we will be selling.
But since we will be needing so many computers, we preffer a cheaper price for a computer that CAN run the movies etcetc..

Aswell we might take just some computers and some Pads for interactive Signage production.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2013, 06:46:45 AM »
I am not sure exactly what you wanting to do but wouldn't it be cheaper to use 1 powerful computer and split its output to multiple locations in the store.
This way you can have all displaying same content.

But if you wanting each display to play separate content then you would need more player devices.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2013, 06:51:52 AM »
You can try out Mediadroid ZX ; Android signage player these are cost effective and in case you are just having flv's to run it should work fine.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2013, 06:54:47 AM »
Well, at first, we were hoping for just 100-150 euro's for the computer I linked first so we could spread it out throught the store.
But since it's not possible, we do have to think of another oppertunity.
But even thought we would buy a good and insane computer, it would cost way more then we would have been expecting.

I guess you will need a computer that will cost around the €2000,- for 5 screens.
I don't think we know another possibility for this.

Yet, I will spread this out throught the other workers + my boss in hope they ( or more he ) will think about it. :)

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2013, 06:57:52 AM »
Hello Anoop,

We did tried a USB-stick before and it wasn't so succesfull.
I do not know if this will be any better? :)

Even thought I would say "yes", since it's a SignagePlayer USB.

But still, we are carefully with this  ;)

Used: "SmartTvAppStick "STAS"".

Specs:
Hardware   CPU (Processor)   TCC8925 ARM Cortex A5 1G
NAND FLASH   8GB
DDR SDRAM   DDR3 - 512MB (2X256MB)
GPU   Mali 400
VPU   1080P
powersupply   5V/1A USB

HDMI 1.4   1080P, 1080i, 720P, D1
3D ready   3D video's in a 3D TV with 3D content
HDMI CEC
« Last Edit: February 08, 2013, 07:05:55 AM by Ryan12 »

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2013, 07:11:10 AM »
and what I totally forgot to mention!

The movies we want to play are 720px.

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Re: Lagging Video's
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2013, 07:21:02 AM »
Are all 5 monitors going to display same content or all 5 displaying diffident content.

 

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