MediaSignage support forum

community support => New features and suggestions => Topic started by: jemmons on August 12, 2015, 02:08:09 PM

Title: External App Control
Post by: jemmons on August 12, 2015, 02:08:09 PM
I would like to suggest adding the capacity to run/control external applications on the same machine.

For example, while I have my presentation running, I also have Spotify playing music in the background. However, just in the case of another user's post, any videos that I want to play will be audible in addition to the background music from Spotify. I would like to have Spotify paused when the video in the timeline began; then to resume or start the next song in the playlist after the video is finished. It would be helpful if there was a way to insert a command channel into the timeline that would serve as an interface with external programs. I could also see this type of functionality being used possibly for other system control functions.

Just a thought- and a feature that would benefit this type of signage setup.
Thanks for your consideration!
Title: Re: External App Control
Post by: admin on August 12, 2015, 06:44:10 PM
we do support it, look for ext app component... to link to a exe path
Title: External App Control
Post by: WanWonk on September 29, 2015, 01:28:05 PM

What app are you using? iPhone, Android?

If you can send a screenshot, please send it to me at forum07 this website so I can see and fix it.