Referencing a file on the device

Questions ForumCategory: Video Kiosk - AndroidReferencing a file on the device
jbrien asked 6 years ago

I am attempting to run Video Kiosk in split screen mode.
I want to use the URL widget in Area B to display a web page.  I have attempted to reference a URL with both an external web page and an local .url file that references a local .htm file.  Neither of these methods have worked for me.
I understand the syntax of the .url file from your manual.
Could you please explain the parameters of the URL widget and how they should be formatted?


2 Answers
admin Staff answered 6 years ago

To add a URL do the following:

  1. Click the button titled [ + URL ]
  2. Enter the URL in the field hinted Display URL

You can leave all the other fields blank.

URLs are standard URLs like you would use in a web browser though you must include the http:// or file:// URL protocol specifiers (a web browsers will fill in http:// automatically if you don’t enter it but Video Kiosk will not – you must specify it).

Example URLs would be:

  2. file:///sdcard/path/to/some/file.html

It can take a few seconds for a URL to load.

You can test the URL by typing it into a browser on the device, you should get the same results in Video Kiosk (again remembering you must include the http:// or the file:// prefix).

If you need more help, send an email to burningthumb at gmail dot com

admin Staff replied 6 years ago

Use .html, not .url files in URLs.

jbrien replied 5 years ago

Still unable to make this work.
using 2017 Model GooBang Doo Android 6.0 TV Box

When I test it by typing it into the browser I get an error:
“local file has been blocked”

The file path looks correct, and permissions on the file are “rw- rw- —”

The file is synced to a folder on the device from a DropBox account using DropSync.

admin Staff answered 5 years ago

Please contact me by email at burningthumb at gmail dot com. I will need you to share your dropbox with me and tell me what the path on the device is so I can look at it on a device here.

jbrien replied 5 years ago

problem solved.
Had the file path in the “Overlay URL” instead of the “Display URL”

Thank you for your detailed directions, they helped.