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    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.

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    There are many varieties of VNC, and most are free.. look at UltraVNC, I use that here and it seems fine.

    http://www.uvnc.com/

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    real/ultra vnc should be fine

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    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.

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    If it is just Powerpoints you want to show take a look at ShowPoint

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    we use VNC for ours to the same thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagelad View Post
    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.
    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.

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    Doesn't support TV but does support websites. I've got my xibo show piping sky news via a web feed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee_K_81 View Post
    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.
    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.
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoZeroAlpha View Post
    Doesn't support TV but does support websites. I've got my xibo show piping sky news via a web feed.
    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......

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    Quote Originally Posted by p858snake View Post
    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......

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farquea View Post
    We want to be able to configure and update it remotely so RDP isnt going to work.
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pagelad View Post
    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.
    We've been looking at investing in digital signage, but it's all so expensive...

    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!

    Thanks

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    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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