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...
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?
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.
JJonas (27th May 2011)
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 ?
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.
caffrey (14th June 2011)
Just wondering is anyboady planning on streaming Wimbeldon onto theres?
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Had a dig about on the net and found some code, think it was a little outdated so had to hack about with it to make it play with latest xampp - It could probably do with improving e.g. could do with a refresh to refresh the array, and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.
(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
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
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.
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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