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#195364 17-Apr-2016 21:41
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Not sure if this is the best forum so please feel free to move if required...

Have been asked to look in to an advertising screen for a clients reception area.
The requirement is to be able to cycle between a live video stream (this will be a RTSP from a camera that is on site) and some static content (promotional pictures and video etc).
In terms of hardware I was thinking an Intel NUC (or similar) hooked up to the screen. But am looking for suggestions as to what software can incorporate a RTSP stream as well as static content. Free is always good obviously but quality always wins.

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  #1534605 17-Apr-2016 21:50
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raspberrypi, would be cheaper and lower power usage if cost is an issue over a nuc...


Theres a project to do exactly this




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  #1534640 17-Apr-2016 22:57
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 Or even an Intel Compute stick will do the job if you're needing Windows.

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  #1534682 18-Apr-2016 08:31
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Certainly not stuck on using Windows. My only reason for that is I would like to train the customer to be able to change the static content and generally windows based programs are simpler for people to get their head around

Quality/Stability will win here rather than cost. But will look in to that WordPress thing and see what it's like.


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  #1535067 18-Apr-2016 15:36
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Pi Presents looks quite good. Seems like it was built with plenty of flexibility in mind and the incorporation of GPIO's could be an interesting little extra. They have an automatic door so perhaps it could switch to the static content when someone comes through that.


Thinking in terms of changing the fixed content I could just have a directory on a Samba share so they can just simply replace the files.


But still looking out for pre-built applications that need minimal messing around if people have suggestions.

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  #1535117 18-Apr-2016 17:17
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Try Screenly, used it many times and for minimal fuss, try a prebuilt image it saves a bit of time.





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