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      28 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

      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.

      Rocco commented  · 

      having a preview on the show editor page would be very helpful and would not be usable as an actual monitor so you don't have to worry about it being used as a public display. the editor does not execute the widgets, so it is trial and error to get the widget images to fit the spaces well. When I make edits to the show, I am not always near the monitor to make sure the widgets fit the space properly.

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        12 comments  ·  General  ·  Admin →

        We will be implementing OpenGL-based image playback, and we will be implementing transition options.

        Minimum transition that will be provided is cross-fading and fade-through-black or white. Hopefully, most of the transitions here will work: http://transitions.glsl.io/ if they do, it will be really awesome.

        This feature has been delayed. We first need to provide our new rendering engine that will allow to utilize the GPU of the Player. The new rendering engine release is now on beta. After we have the new rendering engine tested and working well, and after we have released it on our standard site, then we will start working on the transitions. Generally, the whole transitions mechanisms will need change, in order to provide better Playlist management internally during Playback. So, transition effects might take a while to arrive.

        In the mean time, we will be providing a HTML-based Widget, providing slide and cross-fade transitions with…

        Rocco commented  · 

        Aside from transition effects for each playlist frame, it would be great to adjust the duration for each frame. IE: an image with a lot of text may be displayed for 10 seconds after being displayed, but the next frame may be a simple image and only warrant 3 seconds after displayed and then a video/powerpoint may only need 1 second after it has completed.

        Rocco commented  · 

        There is still quite a demand for this feature.

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