Video Kiosk Guides and Tutorials


These tutorials cover many of the features of Video Kiosk.

Installation

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.

Working with Media Types

Video Kiosk will display videos, images or URL bookmarks on an Android TV, tablet or phone.

Controlling Playback

You can control both the order in which the content is played (the playback loop) as well as when the playback loop is played, which can be controlled by a schedule or by the device location.

If you have not configured a Playback Order, Video Kiosk will play the contents of the Media Folder in the order of either the first playlist it finds in the Media Folder or, if a playlist is not found, the media folder contents in alphabetical order by full path name. If you have not configured a time for playback, Video Kiosk will play the contents of the Playback Loop whenever Video Kiosk is running.

Controlling the Display

Display features control how your content looks on the device.

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Working with Display Modes

Video Kiosk’s playback screen supports three different modes in which to display media, full screen, interactive kiosk and digital signage widget mode.

Full Screen Mode

Full Screen Mode, is the default display mode.

Interactive Kiosk  Mode

In Interactive Kiosk Mode, the content is selected by the user touching the tablet screen or by using a swipe gesture or keyboard. You can run your Interactive Kiosk in either Full Screen Mode or in Digital Signage widget mode.

How to turn your device into an interactive kiosk

Digital Signage widget Mode

In Digital Signage widget mode, the screen is divided into areas, each displaying different content.

  • Area A displays the contents of your media folder (Video, Images, Web Content)
  • Areas B, C and D display widgets and/or web content.
    • Configure Areas B, C and D to either display one widget, etc continuously or to scroll through any number of widgets or URLs
    • Change the padding between the widgets (more, less, none), change the size of the widget areas
      Video Kiosk Android Weather Widget ScreenshotVideo Kiosk Android - Digital Signage Screen

How to Enable Digital Signage Widget Mode

To enable Digital Signage Widget Mode,

  1. Go to
Video Kiosk Settings > Widgets > Enable
and check the checkbox.
    Video Kiosk will display 4 panel display, displaying content in Area A and widgets in areas B, C and D.

For more information about display modes, refer to the Video Kiosk User’s Manual.

 




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Remote Management and Update

Remote 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:

  1. Create a media folder for Video Kiosk on your device(s).
  2. Set up a Cloud Service such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
    How to set up Dropbox for use with Video Kiosk
  3. Create a media folder for Video Kiosk on your Cloud Service.
  4. 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
  5. 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.


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