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  1. Show Preview

    Show preview capability would be an amazing help. Right now there's no way to see a show without pushing it to a real monitor.

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      We will be providing 2 distinct features for accommodating this need:

      First, we will allow paid accounts to use an extra (free) test Monitor. This test monitor will regularly show an overlay of the Yodeck logo on top of content, so it will not be suitable to be used as public display. It will be used solely for testing out changes to Monitors before pushing.

      Then, we will be developing a full-fledge Web Player. This Web Player will have a unique URL which you will be able to open up on any browser. From that point on, you will be able to manage content displayed as with any other Pi-based Player. We will then use this Player to also display a one-time preview of the Show.

      Hope this works for all of you guys. Please be kind enough to leave a comment if you think otherwise.

    • Weather Widget

      I suggest a simple weather widget that could be used on our displays. Nothing fancy - just the current weather and perhaps the next 5 days?

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        We will be releasing a full-fledged Weather widget soon.

        In the mean time, you can now find a (local only) weather Widget based on the web widget provided by Accuweather.com. This is available on the production site right now.

        Overall, we are planning to provide a better Weather Widget, that will perform much better, work offline, show forecasts, etc, so we will not be closing this idea yet.

      • Create a widget store

        I've developed a couple of widgets, and more will no doubt follow. It would be great to have somewhere to share them - either free or for a nominal charge, like the appstores for iPhone/android/the other one.

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          Yes, we do plan to have a Widget marketplace. :-) It is great that you are interested in this, hope we have more Partners and people coming in and voting for this one!

        • audio as an asset

          Add audio as a separate asset. I want to play a song behind my graphic slides

          57 votes
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            We will provide:

            1) audio files you upload, as a new Media type
            2) audio tracks from Youtube videos, as a new Media type
            3) audio management for Shows – you will be able to add a Playlist that will only provide audio

            Additionally, we will provide audio device management, so you will be able to Mute the Player, change the output volume, and more.

          • Widget ideas

            Social Media Wall widgets for all the main social media sites will be key...even better, a social media feed aggregator!! I'd like a google calendar widget...a free form static box text widget would be great as well.

            28 votes
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            • Power on toggle

              It would be great if there were a way to send power on or off CEC commands when your monitor doesn't come on.

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              • Instagram Social Wall for posts tagged to a location or selected hashtags.

                A social wall widget for Instagram would be a great feature. It would be nice to pull from users Instagram photos which are location tagged to the outlet or that use particular hashtags.

                19 votes
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                • 4K support (through Tinker Board)

                  Would be great to have 4k 25Hz support.
                  Otherwise this is the best digital signage software i have tested.

                  17 votes
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                    1 comment  ·  Admin →

                    Our software fully supports 4K. The problem is with our hardware platform, the Raspberry Pi.

                    The Pi does not support 4K resolution out of the box. We have managed to push it to use 4K on Samsung TVs (check this link: http://support.yodeck.com/knowledgebase/articles/891513-changing-the-screen-resolution)

                    The problem is that 4K content is really heavy. The Pi also does not support 4K video decoding. That is why we are planning to support the Asus Tinker Board. Here is our relevant blog post: https://www.yodeck.com/news/asus-tinker-board-digital-signage/

                    With the Tinker Board, we might be able to provide an option that will fully support 4K resolution and 4K video decoding. Also, the Tinker board is faster and has 2GB of RAM, which would allow for more complex usage scenarios. We are partnering up with Asus to see how we could work on this to get it delivered.

                  • Container clip for random media

                    It would be great to have a container item to add into playlist for play random videos. For example a container with promotional clips or ads.
                    The idea is to play 1 random clip and then next media in my playlist.
                    Example:

                    - Logo
                    - General info
                    - Container (1 random ad from folder "my-ads")
                    - Product clip
                    - Container (1 random promo from folder "my-promos")
                    - ... and so on

                    16 votes
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                      We are planning to provide a) sub-playlists b) random playback.

                      Subplaylists will be used as items in regular Playlists. Both Playlists and SubPlaylists will have the option to be played back randomly. And when you will add SubPlaylists to a Playlist, you will have the option to say “Play 3 items from this SubPlaylist” or “Play 1 hour from this SubPlaylist”.

                      That’s the design we currently have in mind, I think it is pretty close to final.

                    • API to connect to your subscription / Account / Management

                      Would be nice to have API access to your account in different ways.

                      Examples:

                      Get - Get access to your account data & configurations. Connect to the API to get configurations & information of your players.

                      POST - Send show commands to the API. to change between shows on different players.

                      Longshot.. But would be nice :p

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                        Our whole backend (server) provides an RESTful HTTP API. This is currently used only by our UI, the User Interface that our users see on their screen.

                        This API needs to be documented and polished up, but it is (more or less) already usable for special purposes. We will just provide you with a access token.

                        We are planning to release a fully documented API spec within Q2-2017.

                      • 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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                        • Provide a Player App for Android (for compatible Smart TVs, TV Boxes, Tablets and Smartphones)

                          Yodeck currently works only on the Raspberry Pi hardware platform. It would be great to have Yodeck on Android-powered devices.

                          12 votes
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                            We do plan to provide a Yodeck Player app for Android. As you may understand, this requires a lot of effort. So, it might take several months until it gets completed. We target the end of 2017 for a first version, but it may well be 2018 until it gets released.

                          • Add the ability to specify a specific number of days in a schedule.

                            Building on : http://support.yodeck.com/forums/301815-general/suggestions/13294017-weekday-filter
                            we would like it to be possible to specify a specific number of days for the "Every" field (recurrence).
                            Many restaurants use a menu that cycles either weekly, biweekly, triweekly, etc. (In most cases here we have a tri-weekly menu rotation). What would be great in the scheduler is to be able to schedule a show “Every Monday” or to repeat “Every 3rd Monday” for example. Microsoft Task Scheduler in Windows is an example of how this would work.

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                              accepted  ·  0 comments  ·  Admin →
                            • Shuffle or randomise playlists playback

                              Allow playlists to be randomised or shuffled

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                                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.

                              • Volume control

                                Add the ability to control the device volume.

                                10 votes
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                                • Multiple video-layers

                                  Multiple video areas

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                                    This is due to a restriction impose by the Raspberry Pi hardware. We plan to allow soon using at least two videos. We are also conducting tests with Raspberry Pi 3 to establish the best possible solution.

                                  • Allow starting a show based on an event

                                    Would like to have a display set up in a waiting room playing a standard general show. But, when a new client arrives would like to "push a button" and have a more detailed show played. It could simply be a predefined named show and GPIO pin to initiate it. Schedule could be set to "Manual".

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                                      We are looking into how we could support event-driven Show changes within the current user interface. We want to keep things simple, so this will not be easy. Most probably, we will expand the new entry form in the Schedules section to provide event checks (besides time frames).

                                      For sure, we will work on event-triggered Show changes after a) we minimize the time required to change Shows, and b) we improve the user interface in the Schedules section to make it more intuitive. These two items are required to make sure that this new feature improves Yodeck and does not degrade overall user experience.

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                                        We plan to add support for other scrolling Widgets, like feeds and more. We also plan to provide access to this through HTML5.

                                        Please post comments with any ideas that you have.

                                      • yodeck.com site status report - for known acute issues with the site

                                        Some location on Yodeck.com that describes the current acute problem(s) with the site and to the extent possible and indication that the problem(s) are being worked on.

                                        This would avoid the need to continually bug support staff to report the same problem because it isn't yet fixed, etc.

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                                          This would be indeed a great addition. Currently, we have several different subsystems, so it would be good to have an overview is something is wrong or not. We will definitely need to add service status reporting, as well as maintenance/updates schedule.

                                        • 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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