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24th November 2009, 10:06 AM #1
Free Remote Server
We are planning to have a machine hooked up to a TV to display powerpoints. We want to be able to configure and update it remotely so RDP isnt going to work.
Would anyone know a free piece of remote software like RealVNC etc. We would only need it on the 1 machine if that makes a difference? The only free thing i can think of is Logmein but with that being over the internet id rather not use it.
24th November 2009, 10:09 AM #2
There are many varieties of VNC, and most are free.. look at UltraVNC, I use that here and it seems fine.
24th November 2009, 10:12 AM #3
real/ultra vnc should be fine
24th November 2009, 10:13 AM #4
dont want to steal whoever posted its thunder from the other day but ive been playing with
Xibo Open Source Digital Signage
Queues up powerpoint, flash movies and has a few other fancy features.
3 Thanks to pagelad:
bossman (24th November 2009), mossj (26th November 2009), RichCowell (25th November 2009)
24th November 2009, 10:14 AM #5
If it is just Powerpoints you want to show take a look at ShowPoint
2 Thanks to SYSMAN_MK:
crc-ict (25th November 2009), Valentine (25th November 2009)
24th November 2009, 10:21 AM #6
we use VNC for ours to the same thing
24th November 2009, 10:51 AM #7
Does it support live TV? We've got a freeview connection into our current system, but that one looks nicer. Might be tempted to switch if it supports tv.
Originally Posted by pagelad
24th November 2009, 10:58 AM #8
Doesn't support TV but does support websites. I've got my xibo show piping sky news via a web feed.
24th November 2009, 10:59 AM #9
It doesnt (or didnt) but it does support embedding things like webpages, so if you can get your TV broadcast (maybe by VLC) then yes you will be able to show live TV.
Originally Posted by Lee_K_81
You can embed web news channels easy enough.
The client is windows based anyway so you can do both... We use UltraVNC to remote in for anything that would be easier via windows; ie displaying a single video or powerpoint
24th November 2009, 11:00 AM #10
if you had a spare box with a capture card somewhere you could probably broadcast it from there and then embed the stream into a webpage for xibo......
Originally Posted by TwoZeroAlpha
Thanks to p858snake from:
TwoZeroAlpha (24th November 2009)
24th November 2009, 11:33 AM #11
Originally Posted by p858snake
Just so happens between home and work I've got pretty much everything I need. I know what I'm going to have a go at hacking together tomorrow.
24th November 2009, 12:24 PM #12
Why isn't RDP going to work? How remotely do you want to access this computer? If you want to access the PC from another PC on your network then VNC (or, I should have thought, RDP) will be fine. You can also use VNC (or RDP) to control your display PC from an external PC Somwhere On The Internet, but you'll need to get your firewall to port-forward the appropriate network port to your display PC.
Originally Posted by farquea
24th November 2009, 12:52 PM #13
Because once you disconnect it will lock the screen
Originally Posted by dhicks
25th November 2009, 10:05 AM #14
We've been looking at investing in digital signage, but it's all so expensive...
Originally Posted by pagelad
I wasn't aware of Xibo until yesterday... So I downloaded and installed it - what an awesome piece of kit!
Needless to say we won't be paying thousands for a bought one!
25th November 2009, 10:11 AM #15
I have just downloaded xibo, php and my sql. I have never used any of these before so started to install php does it matter what web server I instal? which is best and easiest to use?
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