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  1. Content Refresh

    Am new with Yodeck but I would like to see either faster loading of new/changed content over typical client wifi speeds OR some way to blank the screen while new imagery is loaded. My experience so far (limited I admit) leads me to think my shows are amateurish when I have to look at periods where things are sequentially being blacked out and sequentially replaced.Makes me think of the old days when things like this were really slow. Surely there is a better way in 2018.

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      0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

      I guess you are talking about transition from one show to another. This will be significantly improve really soon. We are working on an improved version of the playback engine that will allow much faster transitions.

      Stay tuned to see it get released!

    • Status of the Download to the player on the Dashboard

      We should have the Status of the content downloading to the player, Now its highly uncertain to know when it can happen.

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        We plan to provide a status feedback from the device to the dashboard, so that you know the exact state that the Player is in (e.g. Downloading, Configuring, etc). This would also confirm that an online Player indeed has the latest content received (e.g. show something like “Pending…” vs “OK” for being up-to-date).

        These are just thought, wording might be different, but the feature is definitely coming. Stay tuned!

      • Content triggering

        Hello,

        It will be nice to be able to trigger content on demand via an external physical source like a USB button or via a UDP command form a mobile app. Features like play media on demand or be able to control playback features.

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          We are planning to provide trigger support within 2019.

          We are now in the process of restructuring our rendering engine in order to allow several features to be implemented. One of these features is triggers. We are planning to initially support UDP, TCP/HTTP, GPIO events, and then support keyboard/mouse events.

          [Draft Specs follow:] Triggers will be available as a different menu item, in order to manage, set them up, test them, and so on. After setting them up, Users will be able to use them in Playlists, e.g. to skip a Media (or Subplaylist) entry, jump to specific Media (or Subplaylist) entry, and so on.

        • Multiple WiFi Profiles

          It would be great if we could configure multiple wifi profiles on the device and set priority. This way it could connect to a "Primary WiFi" (ideally the customers) but if it can't and a tech is on site, have it connect to their hotspot as a backup and have it preprogrammed (I.e. if you can't connect to customer wifi, connect to a failover wifi profile we can configure through the portal.) Typically we provision the device before it goes out to customer this way in theory it's plug and play if they provide us with the correct wifi info…

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          • Shuffle or randomise playlists playback

            Allow playlists to be randomised or shuffled

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              1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Tag-based Playlists will perform a shuffle before sending out the Playlist.

              In any case, we will be adding support for Random Playback really soon, right after our new playback engine is ready.

            • Increase frequency of monitor status

              More frequent monitor status updates. Currently seems to be very hour, which is too infrequent.

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                We now have a new way to communicate with deployed Players. It allows for much more frequent updates.

                For the status info, we are planning to do several improvements:

                - Update the status info as soon as you enter the Monitor details section.
                - Keep full historical data on Monitor status info and show graphs and history (e.g. temperature over time, or graph showing online/offline status)
                - Show the Player status (downloading, playback, updating, etc) almost in real-time

                These will probably this fall. Stay tuned!

              • WIFI - on site manual choosing by client or technician

                Option to manually enter WIFI name and password directly to "Player". This would be really appreciated.

                e.g.: Client connects keyboard and mouse. After pressing some keyboard shortcut(e.g. ALT+W) graphic window will pop up and allow to choose wifi and set password.

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                • Live Chat Support

                  It would be great and very helpful if Yodeck able to provide live chat support.

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                    In order to provide Live Chat support, we need to have tech support agents available 24/7. Right now, we are generally available through email between 4am-4pm (US Eastern time) on weekdays and same hours for urgent issues on weekends. We are planning to extend this to cover the whole 24 hours as soon as we have the resources required.

                  • New widget for news feed

                    I suggest a new widget for non-scrolling text for news / RSS Feed, which would display the entire message for 5 - 10 seconds.

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                      1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                      We are growing the Yodeck team with more developers and designers. Within September, we will start working on existing Widgets to make them better looking and more efficient. And we will also start working on new Widgets.

                      Stay tuned!

                    • New widgets

                      I would like to see more widgets. A better time widget. A better weather widget. I would like to add a wether cam widget.

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                        We are growing the Yodeck team with more developers and designers. Within September, we will start working on existing Widgets to make them better looking and more efficient. And we will also start working on new Widgets; social widgets to start with!

                      • Playlist: import only the files that are not yet present, to avoid duplications.

                        You can select all the files in a folder and import. But when you add a lot of files to a folder and you want to add only those in the playlist it becomes laborious to look for them one by one.

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                          We have released a new feature called Tag Playlists. You assign Media with Tags and then you can create dynamic Playlists using combinations of Media Tags. Then, when you upload a Media, you also add the required Tags, so that they get pulled into the Tag Playlists.

                          That might work in your case.

                          In the long run, we are also planning to provide Folder-based Playlists, so that all Media in the specific Folders are automatically included in a Playlist.

                        • Caching Web Pages on the Player

                          Support caching on Web Pages - for pages that are relatively static it would be useful to cache them in the player instead of repeatedly going out to the internet for slowly changing content. I use the webpage feature to pull in a local weather feed - the page hoster noticed that I'm polling 500+ times/day - I'd really like to only look for an updated page every 30 minutes or so.

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                            This feature is already in our roadmap. It is closely related to the “Refresh” feature for Web Pages.

                            We are planning to provide an option that will enable you not to “cache” the Web Page, but instead take a “screenshot” of the page, store it and show it for the duration specified by the user, and then refresh it.

                            This will be provided soon, towards mid-2018.

                          • Vertical Text Scroll

                            Please add a vertical scrolling text widget

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                            • A debug mode would be really useful

                              I think it could be useful to be able to debug memory / CPU usage of the various widgets on-screen at a given time. Whether this was real-time on-screen, or periodically logged to file, I think it'd be very helpful in tracking down opportunities for performance optimisation.

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                              • We would like to be able to synchronise various videos over different monitors.

                                Allows "interaction" between different screens using different videos e.g. 2 people talking to each other from one screen to the next.

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                                  We are planning to provide support for playback synchronization across Playlists within the same device and across Playlists on different devices. This will be provided as a toggle called “synced playback” on Playlists. It will use the current time to sync playback across all Playlists marked as synced.

                                  This will come towards the end of Q2-1028. In the meantime, we have a workaround that has the same effect with some restrictions and a bit weird setup. Reach out if you want to try it out.

                                • Auto-push when changes are released from the queue.

                                  Mark changes to be pushed when done rendering. It sometimes takes hours for changes to make it through the queue and be ready to push. I'd like an option to have changes automatically push when ready.

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                                  • Chinese character?

                                    are u support Chinese (simplified) in ticker?

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                                      Yes, we do support Chinese (and other) character sets. By default, we have not included Chinese support because the fonts are really big and would use too much storage on the SD card.

                                      If you need Chinese, please contact us and we will set up Chinese fonts in your Players.

                                      Eventually, we do plan to include support for all characters. We will be changing the ticker rendering code to support HTML, so all fonts will be eventually supported with the best possible way.

                                    • Please, allow me to switch off "Are you sure?"

                                      Please allow me to switch off "Are you sure you want to push all changes to players?"
                                      Yes, I'm sure but if I get it wrong, it's my problem or I can put it back easily. People mostly press Yes automatically anyway, so what's the point? It actually takes away from really important messages like "You are about to delete ALL data - are you sure?"
                                      Please give us a "Don't show this again".

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                                        The “Push to Players?” button will soon be modified to show a pop-up window. In this window, you will be given the option to schedule the push; you choose if you want to push now, or do the push on a specific date/time.

                                        We will probably incorporate your suggestion in this new popup. In the meanwhile, we might also add it in the confirmation pop-up in a following release.

                                      • Google calendar data source

                                        Google Calendar entries for a number of days (from current day only - or possibly current half-day only).
                                        To be shown as a list of 1 or more scrolling (if necessary) entries or as a ticker. With configurable display elements date, time, title, description, where. Also configurable separators (like your ticker).
                                        Example 1: I would use it for a "Welcome" list of today's (or morning/afternoon) visitors.
                                        Example 2: Also for a list of upcoming exhibitions.
                                        Using google as a source of times events allows anyone with access to that the ability to make Yodeck entries without getting into your quite…

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                                        • weather widget text colour

                                          I need text colour for Weather widget please. The rest of the text on my page is #333 so black is not right.
                                          thanks

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