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Author Topic: Chrome as default HTML component player on Android (and Windows players too?)  (Read 3852 times)

JMH

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I have some html content that doesn't play well in the standard HTML component.
It plays perfectly in Chrome though. On Windows players I can just use the external app compontent to load chrome in kiosk mode playing the content, easy and it works.

But... on Android Chrome is also a powerfull HTML player, a lot more powerfull than the native one. Since your videos tell me it uses the native browser I hoped that setting the Chrome browser as a default would do the trick. Unfortunately it doesn't. So... perhaps it's a nice idea to use Chrome as the HTML component player?

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The reason is that in Android the SignagePlayer uses the native browser of the OS, in Windows it uses the built in one to the runtime. So you would need to run external browser such as FireFox in Windows (using external application) to get the same effect.

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Yeah I got that. I was wondering what exactly is supported by the HTML component, since Chat support told me there is no sort of list of all things that are supported I googled some and found this awesome tool: www.html5test.com

The HTML component embedded in the studio supports the following (so the HTML component on Windows players): http://html5test.com/s/1799a0234c6eef5f.html
The Android player uses the native android browser which supports the following (android 4.2): http://html5test.com/s/9c2181234cb33eef.html
Running the test on an Android player using the HTML plugin gives the following results: http://html5test.com/s/31ad73234cbe00c9.html

Conclusion:
As you can see, the native Android browser supports a lot more than the HTML plugin on Windows.
However, somehow the Android browser support is not 1 on 1 using the HTML plugin on android (I have no idea what causes this, since MS uses the native browser).

I believe these links give all of the HTML component users some nice compatibility information :-)
« Last Edit: October 21, 2014, 09:19:27 AM by JMH »

 

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