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dozer223

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seamless switch between live TV and Video
« on: February 19, 2018, 03:20:19 AM »
HI,

Does anyone know how to make the switch between live TV (AVer media) to video and back again seamless.
The idea been I'd like to play live TV for X amount of time, then play a company advert and switch back to live TV.

The switch from TV to Advert is seamless however when switching back to TV again it's having to load the AVer media suite again, takes a second or 2 but looks messy.

Many thanks.

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Re: seamless switch between live TV and Video
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2018, 09:21:19 AM »
be sure to use a common channel as it remains active and will not need to offload everytime

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Re: seamless switch between live TV and Video
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2018, 08:06:31 AM »
Using a common channel allows it to continue playing but the 30 second advert will then only play in the background, you can hear the audio but the TV stays at the top.
I have it set up with AVer Media running on a 10 min common channel timeline
a second timeline with a local channel playing the 30 second advert
a 3rd common channel with 10 mins TV again switching to another local 30 second advert on a local channel.

Also does anyone know how to set AVer media to automatically open in full screen so I don't have the bezel showing?

Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: February 22, 2018, 08:37:18 AM by dozer223 »

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Re: seamless switch between live TV and Video
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2018, 10:59:33 AM »
Dozer223,

I see you are having the same fun I have been having over the last week or so.   We are doing our 1st TV capture for a client and it has been a hoot.

1st - Get with Ron P in the live chat and he will walk you through changing the version of avermedia / and the DS release as well as adding commands, auto starts, and updating the NUC.  After many many many hours he has my TV capture working.
(Ron P is awesome!)

2nd - I bought the Media Box 200 directly from DS so it would be out of the box - turn key - plug and play - ready to go.
(see 1st comment)

3rd - The max screen resolution I am able to get out of avermedia is 420p - The only way to get HD is by using "HD-over-Coax" but no current cable / satellite TV service provides High Def Coax out anymore.  420p looks like crap on a 60 inch TV.
(I need a resolution for this issue if anyone has any ideas)

We have tried to switch from Live TV to customer content but the viewers do not like it as it interrupts the shows.  Even shrinking the TV window but leaving it running does not seem well received by the viewer.  I found a service that can do the switch when a TV commercial is detected and then switch back when the program resumes but it is $690.00 per month and is only 80% accurate.

Our solution is to create a screen division that is smaller than the actual TV with a nice customer logo as a full screen background.  There is a 3rd screen division for across the bottom for scrolling text.  The smaller screen makes the 420p image looks a little bit better. 

We have created software that intercepts an incoming email or text message and sends it to the TV - It is PIN / Key word protected and only approved persons can send messages to the TV.  Our clients love this - send a text and TV updates almost instantly - FUN!   If someone wants to use this feature get with me and we will work something out. Here is some info about my little company: http://script.digitalsignage.com/forum/index.php/topic,7395.msg20893.html#msg20893.  Scroll down to see current details and a nice article in Sixteen Nine about us.

If anyone has a solution for full HD TV capture I would be most grateful.

Thanks!
Paul Wheeler
Local Business Patriots / Email to my TV

Sorry for the confusion: I had to set up a new ID - I am still "Paul of MO" email me at mr.paulwheeler at gmail
« Last Edit: February 25, 2018, 11:15:10 AM by epic paul »

 

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