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SignagePlayer / Android Players for sale
« on: December 21, 2018, 08:17:33 AM »

We transitioned a number of screens to windows devices and now have several gently used android sticks and android tv boxes.

They are loaded with watchdog and the signage player. 

These have been unregistered and come up to the DS user and password login screen when powered on.  Log in and you are ready to go.

We have 16 1g/8g quad core sticks and 27 2g/16g quad core TV boxes.

We also have a Media Droid 300 brand new in the box with the TV capture dongle.  These are nearly $700 new and I will take any reasonable offer.  This was purchased directly from Digitalsignage.com.

Info on the android players:

All bloatware has been removed.

They are set up to automatically restart on a time schedule - usually every 4 hours.  This timer schedule can be easily modified and resolves most of the known DS player issues.
They are set up to minimize any visible command / on screen navigation icons on power up.

For menu boards and your more basic digital signage campaigns the 1g/8g quad core work great.  We ran a layered google drive based scene with a few RSS feeds on these and they worked just fine.

For more sophisticated presentations we use 2g/16g quad core TV boxes and they seem to be able to run just about anything.

Buy one or buy them all - any reasonable offer accepted.  We have a lot of time invested getting these to work as well as they do and I would just like to see them continue to get used.

Feel free to contact me with any questions or needs.

I hope everyone has a great Holiday!


Paul Wheeler
Local Business Patriots / Email to my TV  "It's just your TV and an Email Address"

New features and suggestions / Google Drive - Need Auto Cache Dump.
« on: April 02, 2018, 03:15:25 PM »
Seems like the fix to all things glitchy with google drive is to clear the player cache.

Could we have a timed item either as a resource that could be placed on a timeline or something in the station tab that would clear the cache on a schedule - every hour, at a certain time, or something?

With over 100 accounts it is difficult / time consuming to do this manually and I have not had much luck trying to automate it externally. 


Paul Wheeler
Local Business Patriots / Email to my TV


Just a heads up - In the new version 6 of the studio the Google Drive Scene no longer has a slideshow checkbox.   So if you have a single image in a Google Drive folder it will "flash" every 10 seconds or so.  (Because it is playing it as a slideshow).  There is no longer an option to turn slideshow off.

We need this fixed please - we commonly save single image menu boards for our clients in google drive folders and then change to different folders based on calendars and timelines.  (Breakfast to Lunch to Dinner to Weekends ect.)  On V6 the single image reloads over and over and over.............   The fix was to reload V5 of the studio and uncheck the slideshow box.

I changed the name in the directory on the studio install program so I could have both V5 and V6 on my desktop.

Heads up number 2: If you copy a campaign from an existing customer to a new one the copy feature does not work.  You will get an error message saying that you must save first.  The fix is to copy and paste to a word doc - edit it from save = 0 to save = 1.   Recopy it and then paste it into the new client setup.  This should be a quick and easy fix for the Dev guys.

Lastly:  The URL preview in the studio still is not working in either version of the studio - it does not layer correctly so if you have a full screen background the campaign contents will be covered completely by the background.  You can not even click on the "Full Screen" area as it is covered by the background.   

This is a huge issue - we use the URL preview to demo our services as well as a way to get approval on clients campaigns / changes before we go out and install the actual screen.   This has cost us several new clients in the past month or so.  It was so nice to be able to just send a clickable link to a prospect and share how one of our current clients use our email to TV service in real time.  I feel like one of my arms is tied behind my back when interacting with a new possible client.

Hope this helps

Paul Wheeler
Local Business Patriots / Email to my TV

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