Created on 24 February 2020, last modified on 16 August 2020

Below is the list of file types, formats and codecs supported by the current version of Slideshow software:

TypeFile name extensionsSupported formatsNotes
Imagejpg, jpeg, png, bmp, gif, webp, svgJPEG, PNG, Bitmap, GIF, WebP, SVGFiles with resolution more than twice the size of the panel are first scaled down, in order to save the memory.
See https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/media-formats#image-formats for more details.
Videompg, mpeg, avi, mp4, 3gp, mkv, ts, flv, f4v, webm, wmv, m2v, m4v, movUsually MPEG-2, MPEG-4, H.264, H.265The exact codec and bitrate support is highly dependent on the hardware.
See https://slideshow.digital/documentation/video-player/ for more details.
Audioaac, flac, mp3, wav, ogg, midAAC, FLAC, MP3, PCM/WAVE, Vorbis, MIDISee https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/media/media-formats#audio-codecs for more details.
PDFpdfOnly first page is displayed.
HTMLhtml, htm, xhtmlSupported HTML/CSS/JavaScript features depend on the Android version (embedded browser is used).
Excelxls, xlsxExcel 97-2003,
Excel 2007 and newer (only on Android 5+)
It is possible to change styling of the table via web interface, menu Settings – Device settings – CSS style for XLS.
LinkurlURL link file containing shortcut to web page or text file with single line containing web page URL.
TexttxtPlain text in UTF-8 encodingFor displaying as moving text.
RSSrss, xmlRSS, AtomWith UTF-8 encoding.
StreamRTSP, HTTP/HTTPS live stream
See Audio and Video for codecs

See https://slideshow.digital/documentation/audio-video-stream/ for more details.

Archivezip, tar, arZIP (Store, Deflate or Deflate64), TAR, AR

Used just for downloading/synchronizing multiple files together. Archive files are always unpacked at the beginning.

Slideshow distinguish various file types only by the file name extension. If any uploaded file is not displayed, check if it’s file extension is listed in the table above. File name extension is case-insensitive (doesn’t matter if they are in upper or lower case).