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    Open source digital signage application needed

    Looking to switch from Windows XP & DSign on our digital signage system to Ubuntu but need a good open source program to use. Any suggestions? Many thanks.

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    Blimey that was quick! Many thanks!

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    Did you do a search before posting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Did you do a search before posting?

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    Yes, but I'd rather look at something that a fellow Edugeeker recommends than faff around with the various choices on websites. I spent some time playing with Concerto last night but was wanting to look at alternatives.
    Last edited by tech_guy; 1st February 2011 at 07:29 PM.

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    Xibo is Unix backend but needs XP client although I think a Unix version is in the pipeline I believe

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    This seems a bit better than the over complicated crap which came with the stuff we got [ only 1 screen ] but the software is terrible - MagicINFO or something.
    Soon gave up with it and just stick either power point slide shows or Irfan views slide shows via VNC !!
    I wonder if this will work with the signage that we have which is an XP client - I'll give it a go after I have done all the other million and one things I've been given.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Yes, but I'd rather look at something that a fellow Edugeeker recommends than faff around with the various choices on websites. I spent some time playing with Concerto last night but was wanting to look at alternatives.
    Hi sorry I meant did you search edugeek before posting as there are a lot of threads like this and lots about xibo.

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    We have six screens but I just want something that is quick and easy to use, looks professional, and will be straightforward for a not very IT-literate colleague to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by plexer View Post
    Hi sorry I meant did you search edugeek before posting as there are a lot of threads like this and lots about xibo.

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    Hi Ben,

    Yes I know and I did but I was wondering what else was out there and being used successfully

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    We have six screens but I just want something that is quick and easy to use, looks professional, and will be straightforward for a not very IT-literate colleague to use.
    What are you using to talk to the screens ? What screens are they ? I only have one and gave up using the Magic Info - on a flat network it point blankly refused to find it, [ No problem with VNC though !! ] then the software [ which held all the images and data etc ] I installed on a server was again nothing more than over complicated bloatware - took it off and gave up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    What are you using to talk to the screens ? What screens are they ? I only have one and gave up using the Magic Info - on a flat network it point blankly refused to find it, [ No problem with VNC though !! ] then the software [ which held all the images and data etc ] I installed on a server was again nothing more than over complicated bloatware - took it off and gave up.
    If you look at the thread Anyone using Xibo there is lots about people putting the xibo client on the magicinfo ones

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    What are you using to talk to the screens ? What screens are they ? I only have one and gave up using the Magic Info - on a flat network it point blankly refused to find it, [ No problem with VNC though !! ] then the software [ which held all the images and data etc ] I installed on a server was again nothing more than over complicated bloatware - took it off and gave up.
    We're using plasmas and LCDs with converters either end of cat5e runs from the PCs to the screens. The PCs ran Win XP Pro and the signage package was DSign.

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    If you continue with the xp machines and install the Xibo client then just install the server on either one of the xp machines using xampp or just create a vm if you use them for the server really easy install

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    We use Xibo here, it is really easy to set up and manage.

    Any questions feel free to PM me.

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