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mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / Re: MAC mini vs mediaBOX
« on: December 22, 2011, 04:05:00 AM »
I would bet on Android ....

mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / Re: MAC mini vs mediaBOX
« on: December 17, 2011, 06:47:34 AM »
I like your platform, and I understand your position, but please, let's be realistic.

Adobe abandoned AIR for Linux (there will be no new AIR versions). Basically, what's done is done, some functions are not supported, and there is no room for performance improvements.
Linux is free, but hardware is not, hardware requirements for the same performance are already much higher on Linux.

You announced that your new Windows desktop player will fully support hardware acceleration, so cheap Intel Atom based, and similar AMD systems, should be enough. Further, because of low power consumption, it is easy to make such system with no moving parts (passive cooling and SSD). Any professional knows how big advantage this is.

If all of this happens (and you say it will), Windows system (with OS costs included) will be cheapest, and very reliable solution.


mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / Re: MAC mini vs mediaBOX
« on: December 14, 2011, 12:39:25 AM »
Thank you, I am convinced. This brings up one interesting point, system that is supposed to be multiplatform and platform independent, in reality works with full potential on Windows based PC only ....

mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / Re: MAC mini vs mediaBOX
« on: December 08, 2011, 03:42:03 PM »
Thank you, I saw this tutorial. Different installation process should not be a problem, but manual update is clearly disadvantage:( Is there any other significant difference, what about stability and reliability in general?

mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / Re: MAC mini vs mediaBOX
« on: December 06, 2011, 07:55:32 AM »
Thank you for response and advise. I would appreciate if you can be more specific, what kind of problems did you have?

mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / MAC mini vs mediaBOX
« on: December 02, 2011, 05:03:34 AM »
MAC mini - 2.3 GHz I5, 2GB DDR3, Intel HD 3000 graphics, aluminum case, integrated power supply, Lion OS, price $  599.
On paper, it looks like better choice than any mediaBOX, what do you think? It would be excellent if somebody could share some real life experience with MAC. Also, It would be nice if somebody from Mediasignage could comment this solution.

mediaPLAYERS, Hardware and accessories / Re: rs-232 power on LCDTV
« on: November 24, 2011, 04:41:10 AM »
It's done via power savings: http://mediasignage.com/html/signage_video.html?videoNumber=PowerSavings

Most of LCD TV sets will not react in the same way as LCD monitor (enter power saving mode until signal returns). TV set will most likely stay turned on all the time, with some message moving around the screen (no input, check input, or similar). In this case, solution could be IR transmitter driven from RS232 or USB port, which would transmit "power ON" and "power OFF" codes for particular type of TV set. This can be done in many different ways (even using original remote), skilled electronic technician should be able to do it.

SignagePlayer / Re: Anyone using Nivida ION system with Intel Atom
« on: October 17, 2011, 01:31:28 AM »
Hey guys, I am currently using a mini device with Nivida ION system with Intel Atom as a player.
The screen is set on 1080x1920 and it is playing a couple of Flash files at the same time in different part of the screen.
But the funny thing is, when I rotate the screen and play it in portriat, it starts lagging and flickering from left to right. When it is on landscape , it runs soomther and doesn't lag as much.

Any thoughts? have you guys used a similar device?

I am hoping some graphic card setting or hardware acceleration setting can solve this, help me out guys.

Try to rearrange your screen divisions so they don't touch each other, leave few pixels between them. If this does not help, try to swap content (channels) between divisions.

I have noticed while two different time lines running two different External App Components are in a Scheduler on the same day, the fist timeline in the scheduler will launch its external app with no problem, but as the scheduler reaches the 2nd timeline it will not launch the associated external app...   

Timeline 1. Uses the PowerPoint viewer
Timeline 2: uses the live TV "Aver" app

What seems to happen is that the player, at startup, only launches the the External App PPT Viewer for the 1st timeline to be played in the scheduler...  Once it is scheduled to play timeline 2 it does not launch the Aver App.

Is their a code I need to use to make sure that the App launches for the second timeline?

This solution works for me on Windows XPe machine. You need to stop first application before you start second one. First of all, open the task manager and find what is exact name of the process for first application. As example, let's call it process1.exe. Now do the following:
1) Shorten the time of first application by 5 seconds.
2) Add new external application on the same channel, after first application, and set its length to 5 seconds.
3) Under the app name write: taskkill /f /im process1.exe.

After this, you can start second application. If you want to loop them, and start first application again. then you should do the same trick at the end of second application (of course, the name of the process to kill will be different).


SignagePlayer / 3G modem problem
« on: September 07, 2011, 09:40:06 AM »
I have problem with 3G USB stick (modem), and desktop signage player. Functioning of the modem is controlled by it's application (initializing, connecting to network, etc). It can be configured to automatically initialize the modem and connect to the network upon computer starts, but it must run all the time after it.
In real station mode, during start up, signage player tries to close all running applications, including this one which controls the modem, and this leads to losing connection to network. Is there any way to avoid this, maybe some kind of exclude list for necessary applications? Any idea is welcome.

Report bugs and errors / Re: Player stuck after reboot
« on: August 08, 2011, 03:54:28 AM »
OK, thank you.


Report bugs and errors / Re: Player stuck after reboot
« on: August 07, 2011, 04:39:09 AM »
Strangely, my last post disappeared ?! Anyway, problem is OS independent, and campaign (resource) independent. Two completely different computers, running different campaigns, on different operating systems (Windows XP and Ubuntu), suffer from the same problem at the same time.

I would really appreciate if you can answer on my last question.


Report bugs and errors / Re: Player stuck after reboot
« on: August 05, 2011, 11:56:55 AM »
Hello Eric,

Can you please tell me what is the last state if you do the following sequence:
1) presentation runs normally
2) unplug the ADSL line
3) restart the computer
If I am correct, controller will start the player, but it will stuck at the first transparent screen. Please confirm this.

Now, try to restore ADSL line (plug it back), and tell me what happens (in my case nothing).


Report bugs and errors / Re: Player stuck after reboot
« on: July 30, 2011, 07:17:26 AM »
Please try to assign static IP address to the player. If this helps, than this is identical situation as mine. Clearly, it is a BUG, but Admin says that he can not reproduce it ....

Report bugs and errors / Re: Player stuck after reboot
« on: May 13, 2011, 12:11:26 PM »
I tried both Windows and Ubuntu, same thing. I think it is not OS related. Any other suggestion?


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