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Open source Digital Signage / Key Entry Errors In Web Interface
« on: October 20, 2015, 09:37:41 AM »
I've attached a link to a video that showcases a strange behavior when entering text via the studiolite web interface in which keys that are entered will disappear throughout the typing process (observable in the video). There seems to be another related key entry behavior in which after a user types a sentence into the label text box and places the cursor back toward the beginning of the sentence to correct or change something - a few of the keystrokes will appear where the cursor has been placed, but at some point half of the new characters will appear at the end of the sentence in an arbitrary fashion (not shown in this video, but likely related) 

This occurs on multiple platforms and devices including:
MAC in Safari and Chrome
Android in Browser, Internet, & Chrome
IOS in Safari & Chrome

Here is the video: PLEASE SKIP TO 3:45 to observe the disappearing character issue while entering the price of "$4.79" to a menu.

I have two players each of which displays the same campaign differently. Player1 is a rk3188 set to HDMI Output 720p and Player2 is a rk3288 set to HDMI Output 720p. The campaign consists of a simple photo box and a second text label positioned directly to its right. The rk3188 displays the campaign properly (I see the photo box and the words "sample text here!" just as I do when I'm designing the campaign inside of studio. However the rk3288 device displays the text too far to the left and behind the photo resulting in seeing the photo box and then only "ple text here!" with the first three letters hidden behind the photo. Any thoughts as to why this is? To rule out the actual television display as being at fault I have tested each device on the same display and the inconsistency persists. Any thoughts? I have tried all of the HDMI Output settings on the problem device with no luck. These settings have included "auto, 1080p60, 720p60, and 480p30"

Open source Digital Signage / Second Issue Regarding Layers Disappearing
« on: August 20, 2014, 08:10:02 PM »
I'm running a timeline with a full screen division containing a video that loops. On a second screen division above the video I am running a label. Through the course of a day the player will display everything as expected, then several hours in the top screen division containing the label will disappear and not display. The only way to get it back is to restart the station. Any ideas on why this is occurring?

Open source Digital Signage / Newly Added Screen Divisions Not Appearing
« on: August 19, 2014, 09:16:16 PM »

I've noticed the following issue regarding screen divisions. When selecting a template from the selection list page they work as expected without modification. They also seem to work as expected with modifications (adding new divisions, moving them around, etc.) as long as those modifications are made before the first 'Save & Restart'. However I have repeatedly found that trying to add new divisions to a template that has previously been subjected to the 'Save & Restart' procedure will not work.

Everything appears to be just fine within the StudioLite control interface. Everything saves correctly. The problem manifests on the Player side of things. The new divisions simply do not show up in the presentations.

Can you test and confirm this. It may or may not require more than a single test to see this issue arise because every once in a strange while it will work. So please don't take a single test with results indicating one direction or another as definitive.

Thank you.

Open source Digital Signage / Feature Request: Repeat to Fit
« on: August 12, 2014, 02:50:59 PM »
Hi admin team,

Studio Lite is really great, but there is one issue that is apparently hitting everyone here repeatedly and that is the lack of 'Repeat to Fit' timeline. If one channel is longer than another that has just two items on it then the last item just hangs there until the timeline loops again. Anyway this could be implemented? If it is already there as part of the Pepper.js could you point us to it please. Thanks.

Here is the rundown of our machine, player app, and campaign specs and the issue we are facing. Your feedback, insights, and shared experiences are much appreciated.

We are running:
Machine Specs:
  • Quad core, 2GB DDR3, 8GB Storage Android sticks
  • Android version 4.2.2
  • Signage Player APK version 4.15.19

Campaign Specs:
  • Division #1: Sequences of three images
  • Division #2: HTML Component displaying website containing an auto refreshing DIV for updated content. (We have tried the HTML component with fully static webpages too and the results are the same.)
  • Division #3: Sequence of three more images

The Issue we are facing:
Our players are restarting/crashing every few hours. They don't make it through an entire day without restarting and we do not know what is causing this. We can successfully run other campaigns consisting of photos and videos with zero restarts. So we are hypothesizing that the HTML component is the culprit. Can anyone shed light onto this?

We have a few questions about the HTML component:
  • Is the HTML Component somehow resource heavy?
  • Is the webkit browser finicky about handling certain types of HTML, JScript, PHP, or Ajax?

Thank you for your help in figuring this out.

Open source Digital Signage / StudioLite Bug List 06-17-2014
« on: June 17, 2014, 01:32:57 AM »
Not that anyone seems to be reading these... but here we go.

  • New Viewers CANNOT be added to Screen Templates. "ERROR: 23503: insert or update on table "board_template_viewers" violates foreign key constraint "stage_template_viewers_fk" is returned due to inaccessibility of database."
  • Labels only appear in campaigns if underlined or left in default 'tiny neon green' mode. Neither of which are display modes of use to anyone.
  • When using mobile phones - Background Color Selector renders mostly off the left side of the screen on smaller mobile devices making it impossible to select colors or interact with.
  • Navigation on iPhone is near impossible with the current interface.
  • Backbone / StackView interferes with text entry on smaller phone screens. Something causes phone keyboards to autohide immediately upon opening when interacting with any text fields in the 'Right Properties Panel.

Earlier I posted that labels did not show or display when added to a StudioLite Campaign. This isn't completely accurate and I have an update.

Labels can be added to a campaign and they will show under one of only two circumstances:

  • Labels will display long as you do not modify text color, size, or formatting of any kind. (This leaves you with 16pt neon green text.)
  • Labels must be 'underlined' before any other text formatting will take hold and allow the label to display. If you toggle off or do not check the 'underline' attribute - the label will disappear and take with it any other text based component such as RSS tickers.

So, the 'Underline' attribute is the culprit behind label's wonky behavior. What say you admins?

It's a strange occurrence indeed and if it can be addressed it would be appreciated as labels are fundamentally important to even the simplest of campaigns.

Thank you.

Imagine a campaign sent out to a 1920x720 Monitor and a 1920x1200 tablet.

Placing Videos and JPGs directly on a timeline ensures that they will fill the screen of any device resolution. However using scenes requires a designer to define specific dimensions for a scene. So two devices means two versions of each scene must be created which doesn't quite fit the 'any device, anytime' mantra of the platform. Am I doing something incorrectly? Is there another way to create scenes so that they work on any device resolution?

SignageStudio / Linking between Timelines, not just scenes?
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:31:53 AM »
Is it possible to link between timelines and not merely between scenes?

Hi guys,

I have a device that is running a signage presentation that features an alternating sequence of stills and video (i.e. JPG > Video > JPG > Video > JPG). The timeline will play fine for several hours and then one of the videos, rarely the same one all the time, will not display the visual portion of the video but will play the audio. Within a few more cycles of the timeline the visual part of the video will reappear and all of the videos will play fine until another video exhibits the same bug. Does anyone have any experience running into the same thing and have a bead on a fix.

Video Specs:
Codec: F4V/H.264 renamed to FLV
Length: 19sec - 32sec
File Size: 4mb - 6mb

Device Specs:
Quadcore 1.6ghz Android
2g RAM
8g Storage
Android Jelly Bean

SignageStudio / Custom RSS 'Resource' Display
« on: October 25, 2013, 08:02:09 PM »
In using the Custom RSS Component I am able to successfully display Title and Description elements as advertised, works perfectly. However I am unable to display Resource elements in the manner that is described in the support videos.

I have found a few work arounds that allow for displaying an Image Resource as part of the description, meaning that i place the 'description' element in a scene and it calls both the description and image together. This isn't ideal as this strips away all independent control of the image from the description.

I've looked around the forums and have located a number of threads that seem never to have gotten answered. Can anyone provide an answer to this problem?

Hi everybody,

I'm on Android running a presentation. It runs great, smooth video, smooth transitions, looks pretty. Here is the grimlin rearing it's head for me.

After 4 hours or so of playback, Signageplayer goes offline from the server meaning it appears as a 'RED LIGHT' when viewing the station in SignageStudio. The SignagePlayer app is still open on the Android device it has not crashed (which means that Tasker, Macrodroid, etc. doesn't know there is an issue and to reopen it.

When the player goes 'offline' it simply displays a featureless black screen.

Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to why this is? Is it a memory issue? Is it something else?

Thank you

SignagePlayer / SOLVED: Android Will Not Login / Register New Player
« on: September 21, 2013, 02:14:13 PM »
SignagePlayer will check the internet connection, load the server selection page, and load the login / password page.

I enter my credentials and the app crashes. I know that I have to copy/paste the username because player loves to duplicate characters uncontrollably. My username and password are correct.

1.) If I leave both fields blank and hit enter, signage player returns the 'Invalid Account' popup.
2.) If I enter any characters in either field and hit enter, the app crashes.

SignagePlayer has been running exceedingly well on this device for a few days already. I am re-installing after rooting my device. Does root affect log-in?

Thank you in advance.

SignagePlayer / Question For Users: How are you handling ANR Dialogues?
« on: September 10, 2013, 11:59:55 AM »
It has been well discussed how to restart SignagePlayer automatically when it crashes, but how are you handling what I would call the 'Half Crash'? Your presentation is running but there is a system dialogue box hovering over Signage Player telling you 'SignagePlayer is not responding. Would you like to close it: Wait or OK?'

The app hasn't fully crashed so a third-party app doesn't know to restart it, the player appears with a green light and a status of 'Playing' in Signage Studio.

What are others here in this forum doing to handle such occasions?

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