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community support => SignageStudio => Topic started by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 07:41:51 AM

Title: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 07:41:51 AM
I have been searching the KB and forums--and still can't find the best way to do a photo slideshow.  Seems like it should be a fairly simple task, but I can't seem to find a good way to do it.  Anyone implemented this? 
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: GRAFIXMEDIA on November 12, 2013, 08:43:06 AM
Hi there
I believe you need to use Collection component for this.

Just add images to Collection component and set each image duration. 
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: criley on November 12, 2013, 09:25:29 AM
You could also use mediaRSS with Flicker or other online photo apps that provide mediaRSS
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 11:42:22 AM
Perfect, thank you!
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 11:43:00 AM
Spoke too soon...I do not see a component called "Collection..."
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 12:05:57 PM
I attempted to use the general flickr feed of api.flickr.com/services/feeds/photos_public.gne but when entering that URL in the MediaRSS component, nothing is showing.  I'm sure this is a simple problem, but I'm new to this and can't figure it out!
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: GRAFIXMEDIA on November 12, 2013, 12:18:54 PM
Oh maybe you are using FREE version, Sorry I assumed you might be using Enterprise Studio.

Why not create SWF Flash slideshow using third party software & then upload it to studio & then add it to timeline.
Or
Just add Images direct to timeline and they should play as slideshow.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 12:32:08 PM
Thank you for your help.  Just to make sure I understand before I purchase the software--the premium version includes the ability to do a photo slide show without the use of third party apps?
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 12, 2013, 12:34:53 PM
The reason I don't want to use the scheduler is because I will have end users updating the slide shows, and I'd like to keep them out of the software.  If I could get the flickr RSS feed to work, that would be a viable option, since the user could just upload pics to flickr.

Not sure if my company will pay the price for premium, but I suppose it's worth a shot.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: GRAFIXMEDIA on November 12, 2013, 02:16:43 PM
If you upgrade to Enterprise edition then you will get Collection Component, Check out Video Tutorials for Collection Component.

But you can add images to timeline channel and they should play as slideshow. 

Collection Component can do lot more then Slideshow, It very powerful tool.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: ANOOP on November 12, 2013, 07:46:51 PM
Please not when you use MRSS feeds like Flickr in case the internet is down then it would not display the images where as if it is part of the timeline or collection component then even if the internet is not connected it will play
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: criley on November 14, 2013, 10:23:56 PM
@ bparker@woodmizer.com,

please email me and I can see what I can do for you.

Chris
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: GRAFIXMEDIA on November 15, 2013, 02:29:13 AM
Any knowledge or information you have please discuss it on the forum so others can benefit from it in the future reading.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 15, 2013, 06:27:01 AM
Havne't figured it out yet.  Currently am trying to use an RSS feed out of sharepoint to display the images, but I am only getting a list of the items.  I will address this in a different post...pretty much have given up on the way I was trying to make it work here.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 15, 2013, 08:02:05 AM
I solved my issue by using a scene.  Created a scene with custom RSS player.  Using the Custom RSS Item "resource" I was able to create a photo slide show that pulls from our sharepoint web server.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: GRAFIXMEDIA on November 15, 2013, 08:02:47 AM
It's very simple to play slideshow

1: Upload your Images to the SignageStudio
2: Create Campaign with channel assigned to the zone you want images to show
3: Drag images to this channel & set time for each image.
4: Save your work & Play

You don't need any components and special tricks.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: bparker@woodmizer.com on November 15, 2013, 09:09:30 AM
GRAFIXMEDIA-Thank you.  I don't want to do it that way becuase end users will be changing the slide show often.  And I don't want them to have access to the SignageStudio.  The way I have it configured they can just drag and drop the photos they want in the slideshow into a folder on our webserver, and it will dynamically update the sldie show.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: GRAFIXMEDIA on November 15, 2013, 01:33:35 PM
Nice one hope all works great for you.
Title: Re: Photo Slideshow
Post by: admin on November 15, 2013, 10:15:24 PM
Thx for the feedback GRAFIXMEDIA