I am working on a interactive project for an offline installation that will have different slideshows playing based on user input. It needs to be easily maintained for many years, and as part of that I'd like it to be easy for non technical people to update the images in the slideshow by putting more images in to a folder on the sd card.
My goal is for the maintainers to never open brightauthor, to be able to have a variable number of images in a folder, and to not have to have fixed names for the files.
I don't see a way in BrightAuthor to specify an entire folder of images. Image List seems to require specifying each image file. I found on the forums a script that does a play all, but It's not clear to me how to merge the script in to the existing 892kb autogenerated autorun script http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/21151082-Script-Examples-incl-Simple-Showcontrol-Script
It seems like a pretty common thing to be want to do (I've seen posts about doing it with networking and generating a list, or an rss feed and working around this issue) so I'd like to submit for consideration for the next version of bright author to support having a check box in the image list (and video and music) to play all in folder.
In the meantime is there a simple way to specify a script to launch in bright author in place of an image list or use a script like is mentioned here http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/21156943-Simple-Still-image-slideshow
I thought image play file was promising but unless I'm misunderstanding, after a user edits the .csv file, you have to rerun brightauthor and export the project again. I could teach the maintainers how to edit a .csv file with the new image names, but I'd really like to avoid having to teach them how to run and republish in brightauthor.