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community support => General discussion on the mediaCLOUD => Topic started by: admin on June 29, 2015, 02:28:07 PM

Title: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on June 29, 2015, 02:28:07 PM
What components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?

We have added a ton of new components including Dropbox, Facebook, Tumblr, Google Calendar, Google Drive, World Weather, 500px, Flickr  and MANY more...  Check them out at: http://smart.digitalsignage.com

We wanted to get your feedback if there are any other components you would like to see added, so we can deliver on our promise of having DigitalSignage.com truly be the world's best digital signage platform!

let us know below...


Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: will99 on June 29, 2015, 03:11:52 PM
Hello
It would be great if there was a component available to retrieve photos from a webfolder. Just put in some  HiRes Photo's in a folder and the component shows them in order or random.
Another great feature would be a connection to a MySql DB (a website).
In this way it would be possible to show photo's (url) and text simultaneous from a website


THanks
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on June 29, 2015, 03:38:10 PM
but we already support both today

1. we support Picasa, Google folders, dropbox and more
2. we support both XML and JSON for middleware to any SQL DB

both are enterprise edition
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: gang on July 05, 2015, 05:53:43 AM
We use url get image from cloud folder, - like External swf/image components, to make slide show,it very good, but drug too much data,(tens of GB), can have a reflash time setting in that components like RSS setting?
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on July 05, 2015, 11:46:51 AM
using google drive or dropbox will solve your problem...
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: gang on July 06, 2015, 05:12:48 AM
But media player still drug lots of data in our client's office, they have three media players, each day use more than 10 GB when play slide show.
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: AndrewL on July 08, 2015, 12:06:51 PM
MS has definitely come a long way in the last several years and we are pleased. Being able to nest scenes was particularly one of our happiest moments :)

We would like to see the following further developed:

1. Automatic re-sizing of images or improved image displaying. If images are not sized exactly to fit the quadrant or screen, the images become vastly distorted making an HD image look pretty bad. The average person has no idea how to re-size images themselves and really do not want to be bothered with it. This will also help with displaying images from all components as even loading images in dropbox for example should be re-sized prior to putting in the folder.

2. (Most Important) Add a random playback option in the Collection component. Sometimes we have several videos on one topic that we would like to randomly select and play each time it comes up in the loop. This is to avoid the playlist from getting too dominated by one topic. This also works in advertising when a client would like to rotate between 4 ads, but is only paying for 1 spot in the loop. I know you will say MediaAdnet is coming out, but if you just add a checkbox for random playback while the collection is set to slideshow that will do the trick.

3. Vertical center alignment option, especially with custom RSS.

Thanks guys and keep up the good work!
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on July 08, 2015, 03:00:12 PM
I believe you missed current capabilities as we support both #1 and #3 (correct me if I am wrong)
with scenes you can vertical or horizontal center anything you want using the constraints feature and it will always remain aligned.
and for any JSON / social you can set the
noted on the random collection.

regards
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: AndrewL on July 08, 2015, 06:22:29 PM
Great to hear on the random. About the vertical align, I am sorry I meant for text. So it has centre, but if you could add vertical centre that would be great, especially for RSS where text changes. Would look much better if text was vertical aligned.

Thanks for getting back.
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: chaser on July 10, 2015, 11:06:03 AM
I would like to see a refresh interval added to RSS feeds, my media rss feeds freeze after so long. I would also like to see further development of the android platform, I have had bugs with the reboot button.

Thanks,
Chase
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: gang on July 11, 2015, 12:55:24 AM
If can have a fresh interval (like RSS) for Google driver/Dropbox/XML player/External swf/image, will save lots of data flow, these of component have very good point is client don't need upload content to your server, but bad thing is streaming same data all the time, most case client not change the content offen.
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: tynan on November 06, 2015, 06:38:05 AM
I would like to be able to update an excel spreadsheet in a Google Drive folder and have that information populate fields in a signage scene.  This would make updating price lists and menu boards alot simpler for customers.
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on November 06, 2015, 09:09:45 AM
yes we will be adding this in the next few weeks ;)
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: Paul of Mo on November 21, 2015, 10:25:26 AM
The ability to have the player reset / clear memory every few hours would be very useful.  Even with everything correct there are still lock ups that watchdog does not catch.  Looks like you may have had it in the past.

I have resorted to outlet timers in some places to shut down the power and restart it but that is not the greatest work around.

Thanks!

Local Business Patriots



Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on November 22, 2015, 08:57:56 AM
noted and coming via automated API...
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: epic paul on March 04, 2018, 07:36:01 AM
Any news on this - still not available but still needed.

Paul Wheeler
Local Business Patriots / Email to My TV
mr.paulwheeler@gmail
636-368-7705
Title: Re: Which Smart Components would you like to see added to mediaCLOUD?
Post by: admin on March 06, 2018, 02:31:55 PM
we will be adding lots of new components and some already added, please review: http://www.digitalsignage.com/_html/media_store.html