Use Video Kiosk to loop video on Android automatically. To play videos, put the video files in the Media folder. If you have not configured otherwise, Video Kiosk will play the contents of the Media Folder in Full Screen Mode. The Media Folder will be played in either the order of first playlist it finds in the Media Folder or, if a playlist is not found, in alphabetical order by the full path name of each file.
The video formats that a given Android device supports is determined by the manufacturer of your device. (If Video Kiosk encounters a video in a format not supported by the device, it will skip the video and will play the media next file.)
Customizing Playing Video in a loop
Customizing Playback – what is played and when
- Changing Content Loop playback order.
To learn how to display the contents of the Media folder in a different order, refer to the Controlling Content Loop Playback Order Tutorial.
- Scheduling playback.
To learn how to schedule playback of the content loop for different times of the day, refer to the Playback Scheduling Tutorial.
Using Split-screen playback mode
- Using split-screen playback mode.
To learn how to play video in Panel A of Video Kiosk’s Digital Signage split-screen Mode, refer to the Split-screen Mode Tutorial.
Controlling the Display
- Fade time between videos.
To change the fade time between videos, go to Video Kiosk Settings > Timers > Video fade time and change the display time
- Screen orientation.
Video Kiosk allows you to set the screen orientation for just the media playback screen. The other views, such as settings, are not affected. The supported orientations are: Default (set by the device manufacturer), Landscape, Portrait, Reverse Landscape, Reverse Portrait. To change the screen orientation, go to Video Kiosk Settings > View Options. (To change all the view orientations, use the device System Settings)
Overlays and Backgrounds
Video Kiosk supports using an overlay, often used to overlay content with a company logo in the corner of the screen. For more information, refer to the Overlay Tutorial.
- Background Images.
Video Kiosk supports background images that will be displayed behind your media as it is playing and behind the panels in split screen mode. You can use no background image (the default), one background image, or cycle between a number of background images. For more information, refer to the Background Images Tutorial.
- Background Audio.
Video Kiosk supports playing background audio. You can play streaming audio or a local audio file that Video Kiosk will play in a loop. For more information, refer to the Background Audio Tutorial.
Legacy Support Display Features
Video Kiosk includes some features to work around issues with using old video or old Android devices.
- Stretch video
Old video is narrower (960×720) than the new standard video size (1280×720), which causes black bands to be displayed in the vacant space on the sides. You can use the Stretch Video feature to eliminate the black bands. To do this, go to Video Kiosk Settings > Legacy > Stretch video and check the checkbox.
- First frame render time
Older Android devices can flicker as they attempt to render the first frame of video. This flickering can be eliminated by increasing the first frame render time. To do this, go to Video Kiosk Settings > Legacy > First frame render time and increase the render time.