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 its simple 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
- Interactive Kiosk Mode – Create a Touchscreen Interactive Kiosk
Working with Media Types
Video Kiosk will display videos, images or web pages on an Android TV, tablet or phone.
There are two ways you can move your files to your device:
- You can attach your device to your computer where the files are located and move them using the Android File Manager (File Browser | File Explorer) on your device
- You can have Video Kiosk download the files for you using the integrated Cloud Update feature.
How to Use the Remote Cloud Update
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 using a Playlist
- Controlling the Order using File and Folder order
- Controlling the Order using a Pickone file
Scheduling the Playback Time
- Picking the Schedule Option that’s right for you
- Using Android Calendar to schedule Playback
- Using Google Calendar to schedule Playback
- Using an XML Schedule File to schedule Playback
Other Playback Control Options
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)
- 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 Reference Guide 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.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.