These tutorials cover many of the features of Video Kiosk.
- Step-by-step instructions are also available in the Video Kiosk User’s Manual.
- See all available video tutorials in the Video Tutorial Gallery
With a simple 2-step Installation, you’ll have your video kiosk up and running in minutes, playing your content in a loop, unattended. The only thing you need to do is turn the screen on – Video Kiosk takes care of the rest.
- Purchasing and Licensing
- Installing and Configuring Video Kiosk
- About Permissions
- Finding the Settings
- Setting the Device Time Zone
- Video Kiosk right out of the box – Default Behavior
- Free Trial
Working with Display Modes
- Full Screen Mode. Video Kiosk will automatically play the content loop using the full playback screen unless you configure it otherwise.
- Split Screen Mode – for Digital Signage or Interactive Kiosk
- Interactive Kiosk Mode – Create a Touchscreen interactive kiosk. For more information, see the Video Kiosk User Manual – Working with Display Modes
Working with Media Types
Video Kiosk will display videos, images or web pages on an Android TV, tablet or phone.
With video Kiosk, you can control both the order the Content Loop is played (Playback Order) as well as when the Content Loop is played (Playback Scheduling). Video Kiosk provides a number of options for controlling each.
Controlling the Playback Order of the Content Loop
- Controlling the Order of the Content Loop
Controlling the Playback Time
- Controlling Playback Time using a Schedule
- Controlling Playback Time using the Device Location
- Controlling Playback using Motion Detection
Default Playback behavior:
Default Playback Order: If you have not configured a Playback Order, Video Kiosk will play the contents of the Content Folder in the order of the first playlist it finds. If a playlist is not found, it will play the files in alphabetical order by full path name.
Default Playback Time: If you have not configured a time for playback, Video Kiosk will play the content loop whenever Video Kiosk is running.
Controlling the Display
Display features control how your content looks on the device.
- Displaying a Background Image behind your content
- Playing Background Audio while your content loop is displaying
- Using an overlay to overlay the display with a graphic (like a Company logo in the corner of the screen)
- Using an overlay with hotspots to create an interactive kiosk
- Changing Screen Orientation from the device default, to landscape, to portrait, or to another option. For more information, refer to the Controlling Display section of the Video Kiosk Users Manual
- Controlling Image Display – Image Display time, Image Fade time, Image scaling, re-sizing, display file name
- Controlling Video Display – Video Fade time, reducing black flash – a common problem on some devices
- Controlling Web Display – Page Fade time, pre-loading files
Remote Management and Update
Using a Cloud Service, you can remotely change the media, the schedule file and overlay files on Video Kiosk.
Here’s an example of how to do this:
- Create a media folder for Video Kiosk on your device(s).
- Set up a Cloud Service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
How to set up Dropbox for use with Video Kiosk
- Create a media folder for Video Kiosk on your Cloud Service.
- Sync the media folder on the device with the media folder on your Cloud Service. If you are synching more than one device to this media folder, sync each device to your Cloud Service.
How to Install Dropsync on Android device for use with Video Kiosk
How to Link Dropsync to Dropbox for use with Video Kiosk
- Move your content files into the media folder on your Cloud Service. The new media will be downloaded to all the devices that are synched to that media folder.
How to Update your video kiosk media remotely using Dropbox
Remote Device Status Reporting
Because Video Kiosk was designed to be remotely managed, it supports both sending status reports to a URL and receiving responses so you can integrate Video Kiosk remote devices into a management system. Video Kiosk Android examines the response to the HTTP/HTTPS POST for key value pairs that it will use to update the management interface settings.
- Remote Management Reference Guide This Reference Guide explains the Remote Management Status Tracking interface which supports both sending status reports to a URL and receiving responses so you can integrate Video Kiosk remote devices into a management system.