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General Chat Thread, Anyone using XIBO in General; Are you able to get sky news straight from their own website with subtitles? If so then we might be ...
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    Are you able to get sky news straight from their own website with subtitles? If so then we might be able to find a way to use them too, otherwise I've got no chance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlexB View Post
    Are you able to get sky news straight from their own website with subtitles? If so then we might be able to find a way to use them too, otherwise I've got no chance...
    Havent found any links ect.... soo looks like the hunt continues

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    If I have a tv feed from a freeview box can I display this in Xibo?

    also what do I do with the Redsquares.jpg posted earlier?

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    No to sure about the live stream, but if the res squares is a backgound/layout the way i done it was upload it as a Background image then create Regions into the designed boxes.

    Works for me and looks good.

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    Just started to play around with this, so far so good - however i'm trying to come up with a solution for slideshows that doesn't involve powerpoint or messing about.
    Thought about using some html / script to monitor a folder for images and embedding that way - has anyone done anything like this ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by caffrey View Post
    Just started to play around with this, so far so good - however i'm trying to come up with a solution for slideshows that doesn't involve powerpoint or messing about.
    Thought about using some html / script to monitor a folder for images and embedding that way - has anyone done anything like this ?
    If you have any sort of webpage it should work. I think somebody setup a script which automagically created a Windows media playlist from a folder of stuff and then published it.

    Something like the script on this webpage should do PHP image slideshow auto | PHP Source Code

    and you could either setup a samba share on the web server and let staff drop photos to the folder or mount a windows share (linked to your staff shared area) and let them drop stuff into it.

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    Just wondering is anyboady planning on streaming Wimbeldon onto theres?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Jonesy View Post
    Just wondering is anyboady planning on streaming Wimbeldon onto theres?
    no but i might do!

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    Quote Originally Posted by glennda View Post
    no but i might do!
    Tempted to let in run in the canteen, not too sure they would like it on the front reception screen too much. hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by caffrey View Post
    Just started to play around with this, so far so good - however i'm trying to come up with a solution for slideshows that doesn't involve powerpoint or messing about.
    Thought about using some html / script to monitor a folder for images and embedding that way - has anyone done anything like this ?
    I use the suggestion from someone on this website which was to create a video slideshow using windows photo story. Just upload the photo's into it and you get a movie of your still photo's that you can upload. Works well for us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ-Jonesy View Post
    Tempted to let in run in the canteen, not too sure they would like it on the front reception screen too much. hehe
    it is a good idea - when the Japan quake happened we just closed xibo and then just full screened the bbc news on it

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    Thanks for the suggestions
    Had a dig about on the net and found some code, think it was a little outdated so had to hack about with it to make it play with latest xampp - It could probably do with improving e.g. could do with a refresh to refresh the array, and maybe some transition code.
    Haven't done any php in about 10 years so i'm very rusty! but got it working in the end.

    I'm sharing it if anyone wants to make use of it.

    I created a new folder (site) under htdocs in xampp called slides, with a subfolder called images

    This is slideshow.html (it really isn't compliant but not really bothered) and it lives in the root of the slides folder.

    Code:
    <script src="images/getimages.php"></script>
    
    <script type="text/javascript">
    
    var curimg=0
    function rotateimages(){
    document.getElementById("slideshow").setAttribute("src", "images/"+galleryarray[curimg])
    curimg=(curimg<galleryarray.length-1)? curimg+1 : 0
    }
    
    window.onload=function(){
    setInterval("rotateimages()", 3500)
    }
    </script>
    
    
    <div style="width: 170px; height: 160px">
    <img id="slideshow" src="images/Endeavour001.jpg" width="550" height="540" />
    </div>
    This is getimages.php - this lives in the images folder along with your pics
    (as you can see it can only handle jpg for now - didn't have chance to learn the syntax for preg_match - but this will work fine for me

    Code:
    <?
    //PHP SCRIPT: getimages.php
    Header("content-type: application/x-javascript");
    
    //This function gets the file names of all images in the current directory
    //and ouputs them as a JavaScript array
    function returnimages($dirname=".") {
    $pattern="(.jpg)"; //valid image extensions
    $files = array();
    $curimage=0;
    if($handle = opendir($dirname)) {
    while(false !== ($file = readdir($handle))){
    if(preg_match($pattern, $file)){ //if this file is a valid image
    //Output it as a JavaScript array element
    echo 'galleryarray['.$curimage.']="'.$file .'";';
    $curimage++;
    }
    }
    
    closedir($handle);
    }
    return($files);
    }
    
    echo 'var galleryarray=new Array();'; //Define array in JavaScript
    returnimages() //Output the array elements containing the image file names
    ?>
    Hope its handy for someone!

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    Has anyone got Xibo to work reliably? Problems I am having are;

    Videos - when a video is embedded its pretty much hit and miss if its going to play. I just keep restarting the client and it seems to work eventually.

    RSS - they seem to crash the client after a few hours.

    Regions in general - sometimes everything loads up fine, but more times than not something doesn't play, be it scrolling text, videos, RSS, embedded html, embedded website, whatever.


    Anyone any ideas what's going on?

    Server = debian squeeze, Apache/2.2.16 (Debian), PHP Version 5.3.3-7+squeeze1,

    Client - Windows 7 home with IE 8

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    Havent really had any problems apart from RSS feeds which reduced things to a crawl but that was a couple of versions back and I havent tried them since, I havent had any problems with regions not showing what they should, although if you upload a large video/powerpoint it'll load the old page until the files have come down, if you restart once thats done it works fine. I've gone through a few different versions of our layout and we're now using 2 powerpoint regions, one for weekly events, the other for a powerpoint of images from events ( we did have individual images but if you wrap it up in a powerpoint its neater ), an embedded script to show the date in one region, another region with a flash banner, and I think we've got one more region at the bottom for important events which can scroll round all day. The scheduling hasnt let me down once and the only crashes I get are when powerpoint throws a wobbly.
    What I should try if I were you is take the elements out of the regions and add them one at a time to see if you've got something that is giving you a problem.

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    As the above says, I've only had a problem when it is downloading the content but once it has it's not a problem. However, I have noticed that sometime ago our AV was scanning all the xibo files and sometimes caused a problem as it seemed to hang, but I think that was on the server side and has seems to have been sorted with updates.

    However, I dont know if it is different to the way you use it, but I generally create a number of layouts and add then sequentially to the appropriate screen so each layout doesn't have too much information on. This goes back to me loosing a few layouts from the AV problem I mentioned. But I do run everything you have mentioned and dont have a problem.

    Are you running with multiple layouts?

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