How to create multiple video kiosk with thumbnails?

Frequently Asked Questions FAQCategory: Video Kiosk - AndroidHow to create multiple video kiosk with thumbnails?
noattila asked 3 weeks ago

Is there a way to create a video kiosk with a start page having 10-12 (even more thumbnails), each of them connected to a video file?

The idea is to:

  1. display these thumbnails on a start page,
  2. the viewer selects one of the thumbnails, the video starts to play,
  3. when it reaches the end, the application should jump back to the start page,
  4. then the viewer can choose another thumbnail to be able to play another video.

I would be very grateful if someone could point me to the right direction.

3 Answers
admin Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Yes.  We have many customers that do this with Video Kiosk. The way to do it is to use an overlay.png with an overlay.png.xml file defining the hots pots on the screen.  When a hot spot is touched, load a locally stored url (for example file:///sdcard/videokiosk/html/video1.html) that uses html5 to play the video and exit from the web view when video playback is compete.  If you need more information, or would like us to do the work for you as a small contract, please contact me via email: support at burningthumb do com

noattila answered 3 weeks ago

Hi! Thanks for the answer. Actually, we will not use this with a touch screen. We would like to do this on a mini player running Android conneted to a HDMI screen. The thimbnail navigation will be done using the remote control or a wireless mouse. How to address this scenario? Your sollution will work with a mouse or the player’s remote control? Thanks!

admin Staff answered 3 weeks ago

Hot spots can be triggered using both touches and key codes so they work with touchscreens, mice,  keyboards, and remotes.  You can read more about them in the Users Manual on pages 45-50 under the heading Interactive Hotspots: