Network port numbers on Android

If you are running Slideshow on non-rooted device, you might wonder why you have to enter also port number 8080 in the URL to access the web interface. This post explains the technical background behind port numbers used by Slideshow for web and FTP interface. What are network ports? On...

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Case study: Slideshow in hotel

Introduction Art Hotel Kaštieľ is a small luxury hotel in Slovakia. Management of the hotel were thinking about displaying advertisement for their services in the reception area and in the courtyard, but were missing simple digital signage solution. They already had regular 50″ Samsung TV near the reception for playing...

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Android and Slideshow on Raspberry Pi

After testing Slideshow and Android on Intel Compute Stick, I decided to have a look at another device sitting on my desk – Raspberry Pi – and analyze it from the point of usability for digital signage with Slideshow software. What is Raspberry Pi? Raspberry Pi (official webpage, Wikipedia) is...

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4K resolution on Android boxes

There are currently many Android boxes on the market advertising 4K display support. But how good is this support in reality? Quick recap about resolutions In this article, I am using several abbreviation for various screen resolutions: 4K – usually resolution 3840 × 2160 pixels is used, also known as 2160p....

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Slideshow + Android-x86 + Intel Compute Stick

While testing Slideshow on various devices, I recently remembered that I have an older Intel Compute Stick and thought “Why shouldn’t it run Slideshow?”. So I prepared a tutorial for those of you wanting to try it as well, or simply wanting to try: – Android on your PC or...

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Screen rotation possibilities

In Digital Signage you sometimes want to display your images and videos vertically. Most monitors, displays and TVs are quite easy to rotate physically, but how about the software part? Since Slideshow version 3.5.0, there are two ways how to rotate the content on the screen. The table bellow explains...

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GitHub pages for support and localization

If you got excited after reading the title, I have a bad news for you – Slideshow isn’t going open source (but remains free for personal as well as commercial usage). Starting today, there are two pages on GitHub regarding Slideshow software available for public: Slideshow support – https://github.com/milan-fabian/slideshow-support This...

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Enhanced video player

Starting with version 3.3.2, Slideshows has two modes for playing video: the original video player and new enhanced video player. They both support the same video formats and codecs, but the enhanced player has two interesting features on top: Shorter lag between videos: enhanced video player is actually compromised of...

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Slideshow on Benq Smart Signage displays

Slideshow software can be used as a replacement for build-in X-Sign software used on BenQ Smart Signage displays ST550K / ST650K / ST750K. X-Sign is cloud-based digital signage software by BenQ, which is preinstalled on these screens. However, if you prefer or need non-cloud software, or just feel like experimenting,...

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Internet radio playback

In version 3.2.0, there has been significant change (and improvement) how Slideshow handles background music playback. This article will guide you through the setup of internet radio playback through the Slideshow’s web interface. Thanks to this new improvements, Slideshow can be used also as a headless music player. Just install...

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Inspiration for layouts

Slideshow software offers you limitless possibilities for various screen layouts. Here are some examples for your inspiration, together with screenshot of the Screen layout configuration from web interface for each example. With side panels This layout is accessible as a sample directly in Slideshow web interface. You can select it...

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How to setup moving text

Version 3.1.0 of Slideshow for Android contains new interesting feature: possibility to setup RSS news as horizontal moving text. This post will guide you through the setup. 1. Login to Slideshow’s web interface and through menu Items, create new item with following settings:Name: RSS newsType: Panel with RSS messagesURL for...

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(Some of the posts have been moved to the Documentation)