by Florian Wesch <email@example.com>
Scheduled Playlist with Animations
This package allows you to create scheduled content with custom animations. It will be the default package for all info-beamer customers in the future. Right now it's still very much in development.
Once you install this package, create a new setup by clicking the Create Setup button. You'll end up in the setup configuration page that allows you to configure your setup.
Configuring a Setup
This package allows you to play a configured "content cycle" indefinitely. Each content cycle consists of any number of playlists that can be scheduled individually. A playlist itself then consists of any number of pages.
A page itself can combine content from various sources. It can for example show images, videos, twitter content, a live stream or even a web page. You can freely place the content on each page.
Here is how the initial configuration interface of a new setup looks like. A playlist named My first playlist has already been created. Right now that playlist has no pages added to it.
It's time to change that: Click the Insert Page button (marked in yellow in the above screenshot) to create a new page. A new (empty) page will be added. Your interface will look like this:
Let's walk through the individual controls one-by-one: In the top right and bottom right you see more Insert Page buttons. They can be used to add another page before of after this page. That way you can add more pages to a single playlist.
The black area represents your screen. Right now it's completely empty as you didn't add a tile yet. You can add content to your page using the row of buttons starting with Image. More on that in a moment.
At the bottom of each page you see a way to specify a duration, use one of your layouts (more on that later). In the bottom right part you can select an interactive trigger which allows end users of your setup to select a page using a connected keyboard. The test button allows you to temporarily show this page exclusively on the screen. This can be useful to preview the page you're working on a device without having to wait for it if you have multiple pages. Finally you can delete the page.
Let's add an image to your empty page. Click on the Image button and a popup will open that allows you to select any of the images in your account:
Select one of the images to add it to your page. The result will look something like this:
In the above screen area you can use drag and drop the edges and corners of your added tile to change its size or drag and drop the tile to move it around. The highlighted tile row below the screen area gives some details about each of your tiles: It's file name, positions and size on the screen as well as buttons that resize the tile or delete it.
If you add multiple tiles on a single page you can change their display order using the dotted drag/drop area on the left. Grab it and reorder your individual tiles.
The tile selected will also optionally show additional configuration options below the tile list: For images you can specify a fade and movement effect. Other tiles have various other options available.
This package is not ready for production usage yet. Things might still change and as a result setups based on this package might require additional work later. But we're happy that you want to try out this package and see what the future of info-beamer hosted will offer. Feedback is always welcome: https://info-beamer.com/contact
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- Fixed the weather 24h forecast tile. It would sometimes stop showing its content after a while.
- Added experimental support to show web content from any publicly reachable url. The rendered browser output might be cached for a few minutes. You also can't show any kind of animated web content that way. It works best for news pages or similar static content.
- Added a streaming tile. You can specify any support stream url (
http://.../stream.m3u8) or a stream generated by the Multicast Video Streamer package:
Multicast Video Streamer
Records video using the camera module and multicasts it to the local network as RTPLearn more..
- Added a weather plugin
- Updated Twitter API client to load longer tweets.
- Fixed incorrect handling of hour based schedules.
- Made 'Simulate Time' feature use the selected timezone instead of UTC.
Warning: The plugins feature has been removed and setups that used this feature will require reconfiguration.
- Added Layout feature. Allows you to define a base layout that you can then reuse in all pages.
- More Interface Cleanups. Still not very good, but we're getting there. Feedback welcome!
- More precise layout as you can now manually specify coordinates
- Interactivity: Use a connected Keyboard to cycle or jump to individual pages
- Added debug mode that only shows a single page on repeat
- Added Markdown support.
- Compact view for playlist editing. Rapidly create pages by just dragging assets to the playlist
- Slightly improved asset search.
- Avoid using new JS syntax to make it more compatible with older browsers
- Added icon
- Added Timespan based scheduling
- Added support for raw videos and basic animations for images
- Initial release
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