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Title: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 14, 2014, 12:27:24 AM
Has anyone managed to get the latest Signage Player (4.2) running on Mavericks? I have installed, and run the install.sh script from Terminal (after converting the line endings to UNIX). When the player loads up I get a drop down that says 'Private Server' which won't let me click for any other options and a submit button. No other options for logging in to connect it to my account.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 14, 2014, 09:58:05 AM
you will need to install X11 library on Maverick http://xquartz.macosforge.org/landing/
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 14, 2014, 05:00:09 PM
Thanks for the reply, I have installed the X11 Library but it has made no difference. I have tried a fresh install of the SignagePlayer also, is it still relevant with this version to run the install.sh script (I don't get prompted to anymore like the previous version). Here is a screenshot:
(http://i.xomf.com/gxrnc.png)
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 14, 2014, 05:10:25 PM
yes we are aware of a bug in Mac on 4.20 and are working to resolve...
you can use 4.15 in the meanwhile.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 14, 2014, 05:11:50 PM
Thanks again for the reply, where can I get hold of V4.15?
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 14, 2014, 05:36:32 PM
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/24684390/MediaServer/CloudSignagePlayer%204.15.24.air
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 14, 2014, 05:46:03 PM
Great thanks works a treat!
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 19, 2014, 06:22:04 PM
the bug is now fixed in latest 4.20 release...
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 21, 2014, 05:11:22 PM
Thanks, the new version installs fine and runs great. But I get a popup window that says 'Prmition denid.Installation not completed' - the signage plays in the background and if I hit OK this popup disappears. Also the play doesn't play in fullscreen mode - I still have the OSX top menu bar showing.

Thanks!
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 21, 2014, 05:38:50 PM
you must run the player as root, please see the mac install video...
from command line do: sudo root
and run player
as for the top app bar, we are working on that...
did you have this issue in previous version?
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 21, 2014, 05:41:58 PM
Ok  I will give that a go..

I didn't have the Top Bar issue when I was using OSX Lion with the older player. Have only been using the latest player with Mavericks...

Thanks for the quick response.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 21, 2014, 10:31:00 PM
yes confirmed that the bar is due to changes in Mavericks API.
It is a bug in Apple's API, we have to wait for them to release an update / hotfix
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 27, 2014, 05:14:04 PM
Thanks again for your help. I have installed the latest SignagePlayer on Mavericks and it runs fine. The only problem is that it still prompts me to run as root... I have run the ./install script - I have checked the Sudoers file an my user has been added there with the correct permissions. Also, in LaunchAgents, local.signageplayer.plist has not been created - is there somewhere I can get a copy of this file?
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 28, 2014, 11:42:05 AM
if you run the SignagePlayer from command line as: sudo ./SignagePlayer  Does it prompt you?
We didn't certify the SignagePlayer to Maverick yet, so I would recommend using previous OSX.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 28, 2014, 04:57:24 PM
Hi, it launches fine from terminal as Sudo.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 28, 2014, 05:51:56 PM
ya as I suspected, so the issue is again that Apple changed the internal working and the install.sh is broken on latest OSX...
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 28, 2014, 05:55:19 PM
Ok thanks for the reply. Is it possible to manually add the files that the install script creates?
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 28, 2014, 06:42:57 PM
Managed to get it loading as root at start with a plist file in LaunchDaemons. If anyone wants the steps for doing this let me know.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 29, 2014, 08:23:24 AM
if you can, please post the steps, would be helpful, TX!
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: petedc on August 31, 2014, 06:28:25 PM
Ok here goes:

1. Installed the player
2. I ran the install.sh but not sure if this made a difference.
3. Created: local.signageplayer.plist in /Library/LaunchAgents
(http://i.imgbox.com/7o0dKlkQ.png)
4. CHMOD 644 & CHOWN root on local.signageplayer.plist
5. Made sure Sudoers has :
root ALL=(ALL) ALL
USERNAME ALL=(ALL) ALL
root ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL
USERNAME ALL=NOPASSWD: ALL

Rebooted and it seemed to do the trick!
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on August 31, 2014, 08:17:16 PM
great tx!
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: cjsal on October 21, 2014, 07:12:25 AM
Hello
Have signage player 4.20.48 running on a new macmini i5 with yosemite (osx 10.10)
Installed OK but cannot get rid of the top menu bar.
This is still an issue presumably...
Is the value 3 for LSUIPresentation correct in Info.plist of the signageplayer.app and rebootscreen.app
(and signagecontroller.sh)
Thanks and bye
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on October 21, 2014, 10:35:01 AM
we are working a new SignagePlayer for Windows (exe, to be release in November, 2014) and new Mac is also being tested, no ETA for Mac yet...
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: cjsal on October 22, 2014, 12:41:26 AM
Thanks for the prompt answer
Looks like boot camp then
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: jroy on January 05, 2015, 06:18:05 AM
Has anyone been able to get signageplayer to work under Yosemite? I followed all the directions in the video and it still gives me the the not running as admin/root error. I even did petedc's directions and created the plist file manually in LaunchAgents.

EDIT: It looks like I just needed to install XQuartz.
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: admin on January 06, 2015, 05:20:27 PM
thanks for updating on your findings...
Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: HiThere on April 29, 2015, 09:48:40 AM
@ Admin (http://script.digitalsignage.com/forum/index.php/topic,4552.msg13524.html#msg13524)

Working with  Yosemite and SignagePlayer v 4.20.46, I also can't get rid of the topmenu.

But the green maximise buton makes an app go full screen hiding topmenu and dock. SignagePlayer does not have a maximize button so i can not 'manualy' hide the topmenu.

The info.plist sets the LSUIPresentationMode to 3 and looking trough the web I also find an advise to use 4. Result was the same. Topmenu stays in sight.

So I was thinking, Can this be solved via software. Like by running the sub normaly called by a  green button click?


Oh. And a BIG Thanks for SignageStudio and SignagePlayer!









Title: Re: OSX Signage Player
Post by: mosjoen on August 25, 2015, 02:32:56 PM
I made an automator script that simply runs the mac app preview on top of signageplayer, with menu bar and mouse pointer hidden. Not a perfect solution, so, any news on that new version for mac?