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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2013 7:47 pm
by vpetersson
Stine wrote: I went to your site to check out the demo, as far as I can tell I can not add a asset.
Yep, you're right. The demo was broken. I've gone ahead and fixed that, and in the process I rolled out the new update that is due to be launched today or tomorrow (depending on how quickly we resolve the unittest issues).

There is however a limit on uploading assets, which is currently set to 5MB.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:47 am
by webus
Hi,
The 5Mb upload limit is overall ? Or just for the webdemo ?
I`m using now with version .1 hd movie-files of 50Mb and more. I hope this wil be possible.

Greet
Werner

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:54 am
by vpetersson
webus wrote: The 5Mb upload limit is overall ? Or just for the webdemo ?
No that's just for the demo-site.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:45 pm
by vpetersson
Great news! The new Screenly User Interface is now available.

To upgrade, simply run the following command:

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curl -sL https://raw.github.com/wireload/screenly-ose/master/misc/upgrade.sh | bash
(Just running the upgrade-script won't work if you have an older version).

We've also made it easier to install Screenly OSE by providing a pre-configured image for Screenly. You would install it just like you would with the regular Raspbian Wheezy-image.

Installation instructions are available here:
http://www.screenlyapp.com/ose.html

Also, in case you missed it, a demo of Screenly OSE is available here:
http://ose.demo.screenlyapp.com

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:06 pm
by ccheetham
Complete noob but following your instructions I have images and video including converted powerpoint presentations working really nicely. Two questions, is it easy to set image duration times to other than those on the drop down box.I have some 'slides' of text which take more than 10secs to read on screen but 15 secs seems too long when watching.Secondly is there a simple way to change the order of different presentations? I currently have 6 different assets stored but would like to build a library of about 15 and change the active assets (using the on/off) but also their order from time to time.
Great program ,many thanks, Colin.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:36 am
by Chapindad
I really like the new interface, very clean and Professional.

Enhancements:

Be able to move the order around on the assets.
Simple password on the web interface
Check box to remove begin and end dates

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:00 pm
by vpetersson
ccheetham wrote: is it easy to set image duration times to other than those on the drop down box.I have some 'slides' of text which take more than 10secs to read on screen but 15 secs seems too long when watching.
Not sure I follow. You can set the duration to whatever you'd like. The duration is for each individual asset, so you do not need to use the same duration on all assets.
ccheetham wrote: Secondly is there a simple way to change the order of different presentations?
Currently the way to dod this is to name the assets with a number sequence (ie. 001_slide1, 002_slide2 etc). There is however an open ticket on this (https://github.com/wireload/screenly-ose/issues/60) that we'll get to eventually.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:01 pm
by vpetersson
Chapindad wrote:I really like the new interface, very clean and Professional.

Enhancements:

Be able to move the order around on the assets.
Simple password on the web interface
Check box to remove begin and end dates
Thanks. Some of these things are already on the roadmap and have open issues on Github.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:47 pm
by Ofdoomz
Any news on the pro version?
Free edition is running smooth but id like to try to pro edition ;)

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 9:48 am
by vpetersson
Ofdoomz wrote: Any news on the pro version?
Yes, we are aiming for a launch at the end of this month.

The workflow has been similar to what we did to OSE. First we built a working prototype, and then we went back and re-designed it to be more user friendly and appealing.

Right now we are in the middle of this re-designing process of Pro. We now have a fair number of developers working on it so we are progressing faster than OSE, but it is also a more complex product.

Once we have the product ready, I will post an update here as well as on http://wireload.net/news
Ofdoomz wrote: Free edition is running smooth but id like to try to pro edition ;)
Great! I hope you like the updates we've pushed recently.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:44 am
by 3gws
Would it be possible to get a 'Ball Park' price on the Pro Version per Unit and any pricing structure you might have for multiple units per customer. We are looking forward to seeing the full capabilities of the Pro Version in action.



Regards

3gws

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:01 am
by karhyv
Screenly is just what I have been seaching for. Problem is that our IT department will not allow the RPI on our internal network, only "guest" network is allowed. Is there any way to config Screenly via internet since direct network access is not possible. What I have in mind is a simple playlist somewhere which Screenly would retrieve.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 4:51 pm
by ndaisley
Hello there,
We have just installed security updates for the Pi system (it is at 3.6.11+) which seems to have disabled the interface at port 8080.

This is not too tragic, since the system still keeps doing what we want - displaying a particular JPG at a particular URL, and the JPG itself can be swapped out - but clearly we'd like our interface page back!

Screenly seems to run fine, and we have applied updates to it as per the documentation pages without issue. But no interface available - web browsers see no server at that location.

Please advise if you can give us any help on this! Thank you.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:48 pm
by vpetersson
3gws wrote: Would it be possible to get a 'Ball Park' price on the Pro Version per Unit and any pricing structure you might have for multiple units per customer.
We'll announced that by the end of the month when we release the product, but I can tell you that the price structure is a small monthly fee per node.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:49 pm
by vpetersson
karhyv wrote:Screenly is just what I have been seaching for. Problem is that our IT department will not allow the RPI on our internal network, only "guest" network is allowed. Is there any way to config Screenly via internet since direct network access is not possible. What I have in mind is a simple playlist somewhere which Screenly would retrieve.
There is no easy way to do that with Screenly OSE, but Screenly Pro can run perfectly fine in that setting, since all administration is done via our central management tool.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:52 pm
by vpetersson
ndaisley wrote:Hello there,
We have just installed security updates for the Pi system (it is at 3.6.11+) which seems to have disabled the interface at port 8080.

This is not too tragic, since the system still keeps doing what we want - displaying a particular JPG at a particular URL, and the JPG itself can be swapped out - but clearly we'd like our interface page back!

Screenly seems to run fine, and we have applied updates to it as per the documentation pages without issue. But no interface available - web browsers see no server at that location.

Please advise if you can give us any help on this! Thank you.
Hmm, nothing obvious comes to mind, but try updating again (we've pushed a number of changes.

If you did the upgrade, make sure you run the following command:

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$ curl -sL https://raw.github.com/wireload/screenly-ose/master/misc/upgrade.sh | bash
If that doesn't do the trick, take a look in the log-files which are located in /tmp/screenly*.log to see if you can find any hints.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Wed Mar 13, 2013 9:09 pm
by Darron.Michael
Great Job on Screenly-OSE! I'm looking forward to the Pro version!

I have 4 TVs configured as digital signs. Most recently in our lobby.

When installing the newest one, I noticed that the user interface for screenly has really come a long way, so I removed and re-downloaded/installed the screenly on two of the other three installs.

One works fine. The other boots and runs screenly but gets an error on the screenly schedule overview page that says "Server Error: table assets has no column named nocache".

I removed the screenly and screenly_assets folder and re-downloaded and installed but I still get the same error. Apparently there is a database table somewhere that still exists but lacks a field and it doesn't get replaced or modified to include the new field during a standard install.

What's the best way to fix this?

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:58 am
by vpetersson
Darron.Michael wrote: What's the best way to fix this?
Thank you for the kind words, Darron.

It does sound like the migration script didn't run fully.

Go ahead and run the following command (which is documented in the upgrade guide):

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curl -sL https://raw.github.com/wireload/screenly-ose/master/misc/upgrade.sh | bash
That should take care of both installing the latest updates as well as running the required migrations.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 1:58 pm
by Darron.Michael
That seems to have worked! The error message is gone and I can now manage assets on the browser page. Thanks,

There was an error thrown during the process (shown below) but it still resolved the problem for me.

Thanks so much!

sudo curl -sL https://raw.github.com/wireload/screenl ... upgrade.sh | bash
Upgrading Screenly OSE...
Fetching the latest update...
error: cannot open .git/FETCH_HEAD: Permission denied

Ensuring all Python modules are installed...
Running migration...
Obsolete column (filename) is not present
Added new columns (is_enabled,nocache)
asset_id is primary key
Adding new column (play_order)
Migration done.
Restarting app-server...
screenly: stopped
screenly: started
Restarting viewer module...
Done!

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 2:10 pm
by vpetersson
Darron.Michael wrote: Fetching the latest update...
error: cannot open .git/FETCH_HEAD: Permission denied
Looks like screenly is owned by root and not the user pi.

I've pushed an update that resolves that. Just re-run the upgrade script again.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:23 am
by ndaisley
Thanks for your feedback on this - finally able to get back to this project today!
The screenly_viewer log shows no apparent problems - just informs me every 10 minutes that it is 'showing asset menu'. I had already done all upgrades and updates, with no error presented to me - just ending up with no interface at all.

As I say, this is not a huge issue as the system keeps doing the simple job required, but I guess we'll have to try a reinstallation at some point. Very odd.

Nick

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vpetersson wrote:
ndaisley wrote:Hello there,
We have just installed security updates for the Pi system (it is at 3.6.11+) which seems to have disabled the interface at port 8080.

This is not too tragic, since the system still keeps doing what we want - displaying a particular JPG at a particular URL, and the JPG itself can be swapped out - but clearly we'd like our interface page back!

Screenly seems to run fine, and we have applied updates to it as per the documentation pages without issue. But no interface available - web browsers see no server at that location.

Please advise if you can give us any help on this! Thank you.
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Hmm, nothing obvious comes to mind, but try updating again (we've pushed a number of changes).
If you did the upgrade, make sure you run the following command:

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$ curl -sL https://raw.github.com/wireload/screenly-ose/master/misc/upgrade.sh | bash
If that doesn't do the trick, take a look in the log-files which are located in /tmp/screenly*.log to see if you can find any hints.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:31 am
by vpetersson
ndaisley wrote: As I say, this is not a huge issue as the system keeps doing the simple job required, but I guess we'll have to try a reinstallation at some point. Very odd.
Try running the upgrade again. We pushed a fair number of changes yesterday.

If that doesn't do the trick, try turning on debug-logging on the settings-page.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:46 am
by ndaisley
vpetersson wrote:
ndaisley wrote: As I say, this is not a huge issue as the system keeps doing the simple job required, but I guess we'll have to try a reinstallation at some point. Very odd.
Try running the upgrade again. We pushed a fair number of changes yesterday.
If that doesn't do the trick, try turning on debug-logging on the settings-page.
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Thank you for following up - remember that we only have SSH access to the pi! Where would we switch on that logging, within the config files? Nick

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:52 am
by vpetersson
ndaisley wrote: Thank you for following up - remember that we only have SSH access to the pi! Where would we switch on that logging, within the config files? Nick
Add the following to ~/.screenly/screenly.conf under the 'viewer'-block:

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debug_logging = True
That's what the web interface does when you toggle the setting.

Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:14 am
by ndaisley
Thank you again for all your help!
It turned out that 'bottle.py' was broken, for whatever bizarre reason - only half the file was there. The interface is now up and running again!

Nick

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vpetersson wrote:
ndaisley wrote: Thank you for following up - remember that we only have SSH access to the pi! Where would we switch on that logging, within the config files? Nick
Add the following to ~/.screenly/screenly.conf under the 'viewer'-block:

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debug_logging = True
That's what the web interface does when you toggle the setting.