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  1. 9 votes
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    • 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.

      • Fix Transparency in Playlists for Video and PDF Content

        Playlists that contain media of various aspect ratios inevitably have empty space when the content is scaled to fit.

        With images, the extraneous space is transparent, which looks great. For videos and PDFs, the empty space is filled in black. This doesn't look so hot. This is the only major issue we're waiting on to roll out now, so a fix would be very much appreciated when possible.

        Thanks.

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          We will be working on this soon. There are some technical aspects that need to be considered and some decisions to be made concerning the viewing experience. It will be resolve soon.

        • 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!

          • 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.

            • Automatic playlist fill

              new functionality for a playlist: a button to automatically fill a playlist with all the videos in random order

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                When creating a Playlist, you can switch to a “Folder View”, and easily select all Media and add them to a Playlist. We are providing a “random playback” toggle for all Playlists towards Q2-2018.

                Is there anything else that you had in mind? With these two things, is your request covered?

              • 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.

                • 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.

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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.

                      • Style Ticker with css

                        The ability to style ticker (expecially rss one) with Css. Also including Google Font through css

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                          Right now, the ticker is generated via a Python drawing library and the images are scrolled using the GPU. We plan to change this to HTML-based drawing of the ticker. We could then add an option for providing custom CSS styling for the text. I guess this should work fine for you.

                        • Ability to change the resolution

                          Ability to manually set the resolution on the pi

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                          • Monitor alerts via Pushover

                            Would be awesome to be able to receive monitor status alerts via Pushover. Would be pretty simple to implement. User would enter their key and then they would receive notifications for all monitors on their account. This would be especially useful for me as a reseller.

                            https://pushover.net/faq#library-python
                            https://github.com/Thibauth/python-pushover

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                              We plan to provide for more complex notifications settings. This will include mobile app notifications (not sure if it is going to be Pushover or our own app), custom email notifications, even SMS notifications.

                            • Playlist/Shows Transitions

                              Moving from One Playlist to another in a schedule is not very clean right now. If the system can either pre-load the next playlist so that it behaves like a new clip, or hold a pre-defined slide so that the screen does not go black between changes.

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                                We do plan to improve on the time it takes to switch from one Show to the next. Doing a preload on a Show-level, has some implications, but it could work.

                                In the mean time, you might be served by this feature:

                                http://support.yodeck.com/forums/301815-general/suggestions/16357123-custom-background-for-schedule

                                Finally, due to the implementation, providing for smooth Shows transition would require this feature implemented first:

                                https://yodeck.uservoice.com/admin/forums/301815-general/suggestions/16208410-master-playlists-that-can-play-multiple-sub-playli

                                We are going to mark this as Accepted, but it will take some time till you see it released.

                              • 4K support (through Tinker Board)

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

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                                  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.

                                • custom error page on web page media

                                  A request to either set a custom error page or leave it black because on larger displays (billboards) the 'Unable to load page' with white background lights up a whole neighbourhood at night.

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                                    Makes perfect sense, we already had it in our backlog internally. Probably, you will be able to set an uploaded image or a Widget as the “Error Page”.

                                  • 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.

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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.

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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.

                                      • Playlist "currently playing" and countdown

                                        show screen number when playing items in playlist, now showing n of x , and possibly a timer couting down to next item.

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                                          Showing Playlist-level and item-level progress could be useful. Although not a high-priority, we will be adding this.

                                          We are also adding native PDF support shortly, so this will be beneficial in case of text content.

                                        • add image button before list of images

                                          Would like to see the Add Images buttons duplicated at the top of the image list as well as the bottom. If I know its a new image, I shouldnt have to scroll all the way to the end to add another

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                                            Your feedback is valid. I do not know if the proposed layout is the best possible. We will have to see when we make some changes to the UI (for sure, within the next 2 months)

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