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Replacing video files on micro sd card without BS author.

Hi,

Does anyone know where the media files are located on the micro sd card?

Basically I have an simple play list running on a number of players, but would like to change the master video file on each just by over writing it direct to the card, without having to republish via Brightsign author.

I'm assuming that BSA, doesnt re-encode video files as, when you publish a sequence all it does is copy content.

I've searched an sd card but cant find my original file name, is it renamed or in a hidden directory?

 

thanks in advance

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    Allen H. Porter

    I don't run players in stand-alone mode or simple networking, etc.  Using the BSN network to distribute content , the files are in various sub-directories in the /pool folder.  And they have hexadecimal names.

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    Brandon

    Look at the current-sync.xml or local-sync.xml file for the pool mappings.  That said, simply replacing files in the pool may break things - perhaps not today, but there's no guarantee that any modification of the card content/structure will not cause problems.

    You should consider using a data feed to source your content if you want to change content without changing the presentation.

    http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/20610996-What-kinds-of-Media-RSS-feeds-can-I-use-in-BrightAuthor-

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    Dave Berninger

    Is there any update to this?  Requiring BA just to swap a video seems like a poor way to do things.

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    Alan Eidson

    I too would like to see an easy way to just swap video files on the card... from a published BA presentation.  Not an MRSS feed.   I like the functionality of BA without having to script out everything in BrightScript.    Here's an autorun.brs that I hacked out and I have successfully used in the past with an attract and four GPIO selected videos.  You could modify this script to just play videos consecutively.

    REM ==================================================
    REM ATTRACT (00.ts) WITH 4 BUTTONS (01.ts to 04.ts)
    REM BUTTONS LOCKED OUT ON BUTTON PRESS
    REM ==================================================

    vm = CreateObject("roVideoMode")
    vm.SetMode("auto")
    REM vm.SetMode("1920x1080x60p")

    gpio = CreateObject("roGpioControlPort")

    p = CreateObject("RoMessagePort")
    v = CreateObject("rovideoplayer")
    v.SetPort(p)
    gpio.SetPort(p)

    sleep(200)
    gpio.EnableInput(0)
    gpio.EnableInput(1)
    gpio.EnableInput(2)
    gpio.EnableInput(3)

    Start:
    v.Playfile("00.ts")

    loop:
    msg = wait(0,p)

    if type(msg) = "roGpioButton" then
    if msg.GetInt()=0 then v.Playfile("01.ts")
    if msg.GetInt()=1 then v.Playfile("02.ts")
    if msg.GetInt()=2 then v.Playfile("03.ts")
    if msg.GetInt()=3 then v.Playfile("04.ts")
    goto wend
    endif

    if type(msg) = "roVideoEvent" then
    if msg.GetInt() = 8 goto start
    endif
    goto loop

    REM wait for video to end
    wend:
    msg = wait(0,p)
    if type(msg) = "roVideoEvent" then
    if msg.GetInt() = 8 goto start
    endif
    goto wend

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