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.
We are planning to provide trigger support within 2020.
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.
Voting for this as well. We have teams trying to use a smattering of smart TV's native slideshow apps and laptops jammed behind TVs. Some level of HID support would be amazing and definitely increase our usage.
Rob Fuller commented
Any update on this now in we are in Q1 2021. Thanks team 👍
Simone Frati commented
the Raspberry has physical inputs I ask you if it is possible to make sure that some layauts are connected to these booster inputs!
if we connect 4 buttons each button to a specific layout when these buttons are pressed we will recall those specific pages, which would interrupt the programming until the specific layout is completed, once the playback is over, the set programming will return! very useful for information, we could also connect the reproduction of some layouts to an output, when these layouts are passed a certain output closes, this could also be used to switch on and off some particular scenarios
Is this ever going to happen?
We now have 2020, are there any changes to the status of this request? Otherwise I have to switch to a system that supports triggering via USB / OSC / ...
OSC (Open Sound Control) support would be great. Can be used for many things.
What is the status of this request?
Would be nice to have a URL trigger for playlists.
How is the progress of this feature, because I have a location where I need to trigger the player with UDP.
Ken Wiesner commented
Agree with Mike for remote triggering of events. Perfect example... For our bars we currently have a pi setup that is triggered via a web request to duck the audio in the bar, play the Blackhawks horn and then trigger a Wemo switch to turn on a bunch of red goal lights. It would be cool to integrate the signage somehow to make it flash the words GOAL or something like that. Think cheesy animations that you see at bowling alleys when you get a strike. :) Customers love that stuff!
Mike Mahlum commented
With the re-structure you may want to look at the ability to add in a widget that will send UDP commands. That way you could trigger outside devices, such as lighting systems or show control elements. This also lets you send feedback to building systems for interactive elements.
Video Wall commented
With UDP sport you could then connect into a wide range of building, event and lighting management systems. It would be a big step.