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Report bugs and errors / Screenfeed Anti-aliasing Images
« on: July 18, 2013, 05:38:42 AM »
Ive just started an account with screenfeed MRSS feed.. works pretty good but the signage player in windows suffers from a bad case of aliasing (jagged images and text ) since the images are not exact pixels and being downsized.

I have always just delt with this ongoing issue because I have always had control over my artwork for the last 3 years but with this program screenfeed controls the content so I have no choice.

We need anti-aliasing options for windows... please have your programmers look into this ASAP.

New features and suggestions / XML update freq caching
« on: July 13, 2013, 06:47:18 AM »
I started using the worldweatheronline api and I keep getting an over throttle warning because the XML component keeps pinging it.

Could your team add in an XML component refresh option so I can change it to hourly?

I would not want it to ping their servers each time the scene comes up(every 3-4 min currently per player) either.. so the update would need to be a global config setting.


if rebooting resolves the issues, consider the following:

1. if player is USB powered by the TV put the TV on a turn off and on schedule.. we use LGs because they have this ability in the menu

2. buy a power bar timer like what you would use for Christmas lights or something and program it to kill power and turn back on after a min. Walmart sells them for maybe $20ish.

Just a heads up to this - After some testing we have concluded that the droids are not powerful enough to play video (even at 360p) with a twitter bottom bar and weather,clock sidebar.

So we have them set up now to play video full screen in a timeline and switch to the bottom and side bar timeline with images from a custom RSS in the large window and now the systems run beautifully.

It has also cut down on Android player error messages and malfunctions probably because I was just pushing them too hard -

FYI to anyone this applies to.


Report bugs and errors / Re: Twitter XML is not working
« on: June 14, 2013, 05:40:33 AM »
Hi Admin,

Could you clarify when you will have the component ready?

The twitter feed access was a big selling point for clients and I need to know what to tell them.


make sure your desktop resolution is set to the same as your laptop/screen size in the studio.


We typically run 10-second video clips 854x480 h264 flv 24fps 1920Kbps and after a short while they start to regularly black screen for the first 1-3 seconds until it seems to catch up. I do have the player software set to restart after .2gig memory.

Has anyone else experienced this? Is there anything more I can do or is that the way it goes with these players?



New features and suggestions / Scene Text Alignments
« on: April 11, 2013, 01:19:53 PM »

Would like to put a request for a vertical center alignment option for text.. specifically useful for xml component.



SignageStudio / Facebook Player
« on: February 21, 2013, 06:29:50 AM »
Just trying out the Facebook component to display one of my albums but it is not linking. I read on a different post that Facebook API changed. Is this component currently broken?


New features and suggestions / Randomize Collection Component
« on: February 05, 2013, 10:39:46 AM »
We have had a couple of advertisers request us to play different ad videos in their spot in our loop. I tried out the collection component to play the videos but unfortunately it only plays the first item in the list each time it comes up in the timeline. If you could randomize it then it would work out great for advertisers with multiple ads that do not want to purchase additional spots from our loop.



All players just started working all of a sudden... then I refreshed the twitter API webpage on my work computer and saw it was back in action.

Thank you for the feedback -

Just wanted to give an update on this issue..

I believe that the mobile (cell tower signal) router is actually timing out the internet unless we are telling it to stay connected via a user name and password box.

We are still looking into this with Bell Canada to see if we can configure the router to not timeout. Previous models of mobile hubs that we are using stay connected 24/7 but it seems like the newest one does not. There is a setting within the router to stop the timeout but it requires a custom configuration which hopefully Bell will give us.

Another solution that we may do is attaching an automated power timer (like what you would use for Christmas lights for your house for example). We will shut off the router every 24 hours for 5 minutes then turn it back on. This will probably reset the auto timeout by another 48 hours.

We will see -




Just wanted to report that my XML scenes caused the signage players to behave improperly when the XML feeds were not available.

This was discovered today as Twitter did maintenance and the twitter API rerouted to a down for maintenance page.

Android players - the XML Player scene just flashed repeatedly
Windows players - the whole presentation (including video division and weather scene side bar) went to a black screen

As soon as the XML feed came back the players all went back to normal.

Might need to add some code for when XML feeds are not available.




My signage presentation was halted with a popup window asking for my username and password. I am using a Netgear Mobile Hub on the Bell Canada Network. This is the message:

"The server mars.signage.me at NETGEAR MBR1516 requires a username and password."

The first time I just hit cancel and everything continued as normal. The second time days later when it popped up I put in my accounts username and password and it seemed to accept it..

Are you able to shed some light on this for me?



New features and suggestions / XML Player Randomize Order
« on: January 26, 2013, 05:21:54 AM »
Hey guys,

Could you add a randomize content check box to the player component you add to the timeline? It would need to be something I can turn on and off as I would use it both ways.



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