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Enterprise edition, branding and reselling / Re: Powered By...
« on: April 07, 2013, 09:38:24 AM »
That's exactly what I am afraid of !!

We are working on big projects right now, and we have IT guys on our clients' side, and they are not stupid...And these big companies have their own Marketing Dept and their own content creation Dept, and their own server hostings, and their own everything !!

What kind of "value-added" services can I actually sell to these people !! They know how to create digital content with tools much more complicated than SignageStudio !

The only thing they don't know, is to develop a Digital Signage software. And this is where I can come in and sell MS product.

But if MS goes around the world shouting "Hey guys, I distribute a powerfull DS software for Free !", why would these clients pay for it from us !!

It seems so obvious to me I can't believe MS managers don't get the point...

What is true for any business, is true for MS : a Distributors network is something you manage ; And giving away for Free the products you SELL to your distributors is no management !!

Report bugs and errors / Re: SWF files cannot access local content
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:30:29 AM »
Hello Criley,

I have already gone through the security settings of Macromedia Flash Player, on my Player.
I have allowed access to the directory where the swf if located.
But now that I think of it, maybe I should allow access to ALL the directories where my SWF might access...I am not sure I did that...

I'll give it a try on Monday, and I will tell you if it works.


Enterprise edition, branding and reselling / Re: Powered By...
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:24:21 AM »
Hello dariussquared,

You seem to have understood what MS has in mind, but I still haven't.

Maybe you could help me understand how to build a long-term solid business with your main supplier giving away for free to your clients the product you are supposed to make a living with.

Please, be more specific; Give me examples ; Maybe explain some of your own case studies if you don't mind : I really want to open my mind to new business perspectives.


General discussion on the mediaCLOUD / Re: Flash File Test
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:13:50 AM »

SignagePlayer / Re: Monitor Power Saving
« on: April 06, 2013, 09:12:40 AM »
Ok, thanks !

I'll take a look at EventGhost


No, as I answered in my other post, our SWFs are built with Adobe Flash CS5, which, as far as I know, should be somehow compatible with a software developped with Adobe Air plateform, right ?

Report bugs and errors / Re: SWF files cannot access local content
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:58:43 AM »
My SWFs are built with Adobe Flash CS5, and they don't crash the system : they just, as I say, don't access local content on the player.

Enterprise edition, branding and reselling / Re: Powered By...
« on: April 03, 2013, 04:56:45 AM »
Hello everybody,

I have raised that issue several times during the past year, and it seems MS does not see where is the problem...!

They don't find it a problem to heavily communicate on their "Free" Digital Signage software to end-user clients, while making their reseller pay for it and using the word "white-label" to hide a situation which has nothing to do with white-labeling...

MS answer is to say that we should make our living with all the services we can provide, and sell, along with MediaSignage software and material.

If I translate that statement, it means that I should focus on the most stupid clients, stupid enough not to be able to understand what I am able to understand i.e. the way SignageStudio works...

Sure ! If I focus on this type of clients, then I can sell Templates, Backgrounds, preconfigured Scenes,...etc

All this sounds like no deal to me on the long run...

Report bugs and errors / SWF bugs when external xml and content needed
« on: March 29, 2013, 06:05:57 AM »

I already posted a subject concerning an issue with access to local content by swf files.

This post concerns what looks like a few bugs with "URL ressources" and "External swf/image" component.

Considering the fact that SignagePlayer cannot play an SWF file accessing local content, I decided to try three other ways of playing them.

I first tried to add a Resource "From URL", and I typed in the URL of my swf. I then placed it in a timeline, and updated my Player. The result is : it does not play on the Player.

I then tried to use the "External swf/image" component. Two ways : either by creating a Scene which I placed in my Timeline, or by directly placing the Component in the Timeline. The result is : it plays once, but the second time the Timeline is played in the Sequence, nothing happens...

Eventually, I tried the HTML component...
If I create different Scenes, one for each of my swf file, and I place these Scenes in my Timeline, it actually works...!! Hourra !!
But...if I place the HTML components directly in my Timeline, then only one of them plays on my Player...very strange...

Conclusion is : either I am missing something, or there are a few bugs with the way Signage deals with SWF files.

Thank you to look at this important issue for us, as well as my other Post concerning "SWF files cannot access local content"


SignagePlayer / Re: Monitor Power Saving
« on: March 28, 2013, 03:12:40 PM »
Thanks Grafix, I'll check my monitor to see if I can find the auto detect to power on.

Hello Jetimages, do you use some kind of software to send and recieve RS232 signals ? Thanks

Report bugs and errors / SWF files cannot access local content
« on: March 28, 2013, 06:54:40 AM »

I have an issue since several months.
I have already had a discussion with your Live Chat on this subject last Decembre, but I am still stuck, and it is becoming urgent !

Our swf files have to access local content on the Player, and even if I check the box "trust content", it does not help.

But, if I believe your Warning message when checking the box ("By checking this option, you allow the selected swf to access external domains and to access the local machine"), it SHOULD work, no ?

Please, I need your help on that as soon as you can.

Best Regards

General discussion on the mediaCLOUD / Re: Flash File Test
« on: March 28, 2013, 04:38:38 AM »

I have a similar issue : I use swf files with xml data, and the swf is supposed to access local machine (to read the content of the xml and to play the different data stored on local machine).

As far as I am concerned it does not work at all ! No crash, but a blanck screen...

I will open a post for that

SignagePlayer / Monitor Power Saving
« on: March 26, 2013, 03:47:19 AM »
Hello, I have an issue with Monitor Power Saving option in Studio.

First of all, it is not really a power saving mode : it just stops broadcast from the Player.

Then, after a while, the screen goes on power saving mode, but it has nothing to do with SignageStudio : it is just the screen that does it by itself because there is no incoming signal...

Then, when it is supposed to go out of the "power saving" mode, it doesn't...The screen just stays black, and if I don't press the button on the remote control, it will stay black in its power saving mode...

Isn't supposed to "Turn On" at the hour I mention in SignageStudio ?


New features and suggestions / Re: Another Wish List
« on: March 24, 2013, 02:40:42 PM »
Hello Admin,

Are any of these topics part of (near)future improvements ?


New features and suggestions / Another Wish List
« on: February 24, 2013, 06:52:53 AM »

After some time using this new great 4.10 version, I would have the following wish list :

1. As an Enterprise user, I would greatly appreciate beeing able to select and share Resources, Scenes and even Timelines accross my businesses (see point 7 below). I would also like to be able to create my own Templates like MS did, to pick up from when creating a new account ;

2. As an Enterprise user, your previous version of Ads management was much more efficient then your new "proof of play" functionnality. It was THE way to manage Media Planning accross businesses, which Proof of play doesn't do anymore. Reading the different posts on that subject, I don't know where you actually stand on this one : are you planning to add your "old" Ads management system to the "new" proof of play ?

3. To be able to use Ext App component inside Scenes and not only directly on Timelines ;

4. Your XML component is great : it allows to go through an XML file items in a slideshow mode. But it would be even greater if it could go through either sequentially or randomly !

5. The Scheduler is very handy too, but the "repeat" parameter in the Properties is missing one value : you should add to "Once", "Daily" and "Weekly" another value which would be something like "every xx mns xx hr" to be able to repeat a certain timeline several times a day ;

6. The Collection component would be improved by adding a "random" checkbox ;

7. As an Enterprise user, I have many requests from clients who would like to allow local stores to add their own "local" timelines to the "central" and shared timeline. We usually meet that request within franchised chain stores, where the franchizer builds up a "global" timeline, but wants to let "local" stores add their own stuff. This "global" Vs "Local" request is very frequent ;

Well I think I've gone through the most important for us.

Best Regards

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