Author Topic: digital signage HowTo use LMCE for commercials  (Read 2937 times)


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digital signage HowTo use LMCE for commercials
« on: October 14, 2009, 09:04:15 pm »
hi folks

i should have found something on the web but there are still just a few informations to find.

my question is, how to use this great distribution to implement a digital signage server with up to 15 clients. second: are there open source front-end conent management systems to configure the server easyly like showing a slight show in the first room and a video with an informations ticker in an other, fed by the same serv?

it would be great to get a step by step introduction running in this topic.
thanks anyways for every answer.



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Re: digital signage HowTo use LinuxMCE for commercials
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 09:34:28 pm »
There's no reason why you cannot set up 1 core and 15 MDs, and just replay the same video file to each of the MDs. You would want to watch your network bandwidth if the video files are high bit rate, but a gig network could easily handle 15 x SD video streams at the same time. Probably even HD.

Install a core on compatible hardware using the correct networking setup and 2 NICs
Boot each compatible MD hardware on the "internal" network, one by one, and allow each to set itself up
Copy over the video file you want to playback to a location somewhere on the internal network
Tell each MD to start playing back that video file
You are done.