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New features and suggestions / YouTube Component enhancement
« on: June 29, 2016, 11:18:22 AM »
The YouTube component is great as it allows fresh content to be added to campaigns.  One issue that I have with some of my customers is that they do not want the sound on.  When a video is streaming from YouTube, they typically rely on sound to help communicate the message of the video.  What would be great is if there was a option to display closed captioning (on those videos that have it) along with the video.  This will accommodate those customers that do not want sound but want to know what the people are saying on the videos.


New features and suggestions / Weather Configuration
« on: June 27, 2016, 12:07:32 PM »
I would like to suggest that DigitalSignage.com improve their weather component.  The current basic and world weather data only updates once every 4 hours.  Depending on where you are located, this might not be a big deal if the temperature does not fluctuate that much during the day.  However if you are located in a city where there is a 30 degree or larger variance (it can be 64 degrees at 7am and then over 90 degrees by noon) or where rain showers come in short bursts, it can be a huge problem.  The majority of people viewing digital signage expect to see accurate weather within a reasonable time-frame of the current time.  Weather data that is up to 4 hours old is not useful information and can cause unwanted attention and problems for digital signage managers or operators. The weather data should be at a minimum refreshed every hour for the enterprise users.


Would be great if you could assign a color palette based on the account.  The same color palette loads for all accounts making it difficult to manage colors needed for specific accounts.

I have a suggestion for a new feature that I think most will find very useful.  The feature is having the ability to pre-load content on to a player prior to the player displaying the campaign.  Here is one scenario:
I have a customer that uses the media player on the weekend for events and I update the campaigns during the week prior to the weekend.  During the week, the media player is not connected to the internet so all of the updates are sitting on the server waiting to be pushed to the media player.  So when the weekend comes and the customer turns on the media player to display the content, they have to wait for all the new content to download (the first time until it caches) and anyone viewing the display sees this.  My suggestion is to add the ability to have the media player turn on at a designated time (prior to when it is scheduled to play the campaign) to allow any new updates to download on to the media player before the scheduled play time.  During this "pre-load" time, the screen is blacked out so there is nothing displaying.  Also, for those scenarios where the media player is always on, adding an option to display a pre-selected image or file while the updates happen would be a nice feature.

Thanks for a great product and keep innovating!

New features and suggestions / Ability to add pictures to embedded rss
« on: March 14, 2016, 11:37:42 AM »
A great new feature to add would be the ability to put pictures in the embedded rss feed.


SignageStudio / Facebook Token Process
« on: January 20, 2016, 10:47:00 PM »
Wanted to find out if anyone is having issues creating a "non expiring" facebook token.  I have been able to successfully produce a token which expires in 2 months but Facebook won't display the next token which does not expire.  I have already been on chat with media signage so I am reaching out to the forum to see if anyone has more insight or answers.

SignageStudio / Calendar picture delivery
« on: December 04, 2015, 11:50:30 AM »
Looking for some advice on how to display pictures on certain days.  Google calendar fills the need of being able to display certain text on specific days that a customer can use.  The picassa and other components allow you to display pictures but without a calendar control.  I would like to not only display text but also display an image(s) on specific days. Either along with the text or without any text.  This needs to be accomplished outside of the media signage environment as my customers do not have access to the software.  Does anyone know a way to accomplish this?


Report bugs and errors / Twitter Component not displaying pictures
« on: November 09, 2015, 02:48:10 PM »
Wanted to see if anyone out here is having issues with the Twitter component as it relates to displaying pictures.  It works displaying the text but pictures from the user do not show up.


SignageStudio / Looking to hire
« on: September 23, 2015, 10:53:08 AM »

I am in need of a developer to create a custom component.  I would like a component developed that would allow a customer, that does not have access to the media signage software, to update the custom rss text feed in their campaign.  I would also like this same functionality for images as well.  I realize that I can accomplish this utilizing some of the existing components but i need something that can directly access the specified campaign parameters.  JSON would be he preferred technology so please contact me for more details...

SignageStudio / Scrolling text remote updater
« on: September 17, 2015, 09:44:29 AM »
Looking for more advice from the forum on a feature my customer wants...
The customer wants to make changes remotely to the scrolling text feed in his signage campaign.  The customer does not have access to the software so it would have to be one of the components that allows the customer to interact with the presentation using one of the other tools.  The catch is that the component needs to update the scrolling text at the bottom of the screen.  Does anyone have an idea of how to accomplish this?


SignageStudio / Countdown timer reversed
« on: September 13, 2015, 11:16:45 PM »
Does anyone know how to use the countdown timer in reverse?  My project requires displaying the number of days since the last accident on the screen and the countdown component works the opposite way to show days counting backwards.  Is there a way to display the number of days since a particular date?

SignageStudio / Dynamic Weather
« on: September 03, 2015, 10:56:01 AM »
I am looking for help in figuring out how to make a dynamic weather scene that will have an image that changes with the weather conditions. For example, if it is raining, a pre-loaded image of rain displays in the background or if it is snowing, an image of snow displays, etc.  I realize I can pay for a service (screenfeed) to supply it however I wanted to find out if anyone utilizing the media signage software had figured out how to do it.

New features and suggestions / Export mp4 video file
« on: August 06, 2015, 11:55:07 PM »
It would be great to see an export campaign to mp4 feature.  Currently, you cannot export any campaigns other than using the html or embed functionality.  With these, they do not size text and scenes to fit on different screen resolutions like videos and images.  Additionally, having this export feature will allow users to create digital signage content for customers that don't want an online managed application.


SignageStudio / Saving campaign as an mp4 video file
« on: August 05, 2015, 08:50:31 AM »
Studio Pro users, want to get some input on how to save campaigns as video files.  I would like a way to show examples to potential clients as well as I have customers that want me to create digital signage presentations but they only want the video file to use.  Since studio signage pro is flash based, the only way to share a campaign is to provide the html link.  Unfortunately, this link will only size properly (when using scenes, text, etc) when the viewers screen is the same resolution as the campaign.   Just want to know how users are handling this...


New features and suggestions / Scheduling Playback
« on: July 13, 2015, 09:30:19 AM »
I like the daily reboot functionality as it seems to make the player more stable/reliable however the only setting is to reboot everyday.  Unfortunately, I also use the power saving function which turns the player on and off at specific times each day.  May I suggest to make upgrade this toolset with more options such as:
1. Add the ability to reboot on certain days of the week
2. Add the ability to turn on and off multiple times per day
3. Instead of the media player automatically starting to play after a reboot by default, offer the option of the media player going back to the last known state to allow more control

Keep up the good work upgrading this application!

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