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Zhara

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External App VLC Windows 7 error
« on: May 27, 2010, 02:31:09 AM »
I am trying to use VLC as an external app. Works fine in Linux but in Windows 7 I get the error:

main input error: open of 'app-storage:/business5496/Resources/363.wmv' failed: no suitable access module

The resource configuration in SignageStudio is as follows:

app name : c:\Program Files\VideoLan\VLC\vlc.exe
command line : --run-time=15 -I dummy --no-video-title-show $File[363]

Two additional points (both Windows and Linux):

1. No control on duration of external application. For VLC e.g. it's the only way to use --run-time=xx to control the duration of presentation (clip is longer but I  need just first xx seconds)

2. Correct you video tutorial on using VLC. The correct switch to get dummy interface is "-I dummy" - not "-I dummy-quiet" as in your video. There is no such interface in VLC

Thank you.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 04:31:06 AM by Zhara »

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Re: External App VLC Windows 7 error
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 06:36:14 AM »
What if you use the simple command line args, such as in the video, does it work ok?

Eric.

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Re: External App VLC Windows 7 error
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 12:17:39 PM »
As I mentioned it works fine in Linux with the same arguments. So the arguments is not the point.

The error shows that VLC cannot find the file which the macros submit to it. Would you please check how macros feature works in Windows 7.

Another issue with VLC as an external app. Now in linux. Even though VLC finishes its job in signage presentation the vlc process remains in memmory. On the next loop of timeline another VLC process starts and remains in memmory, and so on and so forth. Eventually you have a memmory overflow and the player reboots.

Please try to address all the issues I mentioned here and in my first message.

Thanks.

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Re: External App VLC Windows 7 error
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 01:31:00 PM »
On Linux Ext App may have an issue.
On Windows XP works well.. Windows 7 does require more testing...
We will re-visit this after we get 2.1 out.
Regards,
Eric.

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Re: External App VLC Windows 7 error
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2010, 09:57:21 PM »
For the processes in memory issue, you need to add a vlc://quit argument at the end of the playlist.  This tells vlc to quit.

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Re: External App VLC Windows 7 error
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2010, 03:21:13 AM »
At the beginning I thought your advise will be useless because I don't use playlist. But then I read your another post regarding VLS flashing and then I understood that you mean the command line.

That helped. Thank you!

 

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