Digital Signage Player settings and external Player or Browser configuration

Hide the mouse pointer

If checked, the mouse pointer will disappear during slideshows.

Mute sound

If checked, the videos will not output sound.

1080p External HD Video player,4K or more

This option run an external video player using full hardware acceleration. On OS XS (Raspberry Pi) this allows maximum video resolution of 1080p (video can't be stopped during playing),(Some HD videos might require more GPU memory to work properly and prevent a black screen). On PC, this option launch by default MPlayer and require adding acceleration software package. Other command line base hardware accelerators can be configured to accommodate other graphic cards.

external_player_cmd=omxplayer.bin %f

omxplayer.bin launches omxplayer.

%f transfers the video or stream filename to be displayed.

To rotate a video on a Raspberry Pi. It is possible to compleet an argument in the commande line in the kiosk configuration file (/home/linutop/.config/pi/preferences), this option can rotate the video if omxplayer is not oriented as the desktop.

external_player_cmd=omxplayer.bin --orientation 90 %auto

omxplayer.bin launches omxplayer.

--orientation 90 rotate 90 degre the video.

%auto transfer allthe other parameters automatically (position, size, strech...) and video or stream file to display.

VLC library is used Internally by default, however it is possible to use VLC player as an external command in the kiosk configuration file (/home/linutop/.config/pi/preferences), Exemple VLC use.

external_player_cmd=cvlc --fullscreen %f

cvlc lauche vlc player without interface.

--fullscreen display the Vidéo in full screen.

%f transfer video ou stream file to be displayed

Use an external web browser.

You can use an external browser for maximum compatibility. The external browser must be configured in full screen. This option allows you to host an authentication to access a secure web page.

To use another web browser you have to edit this line in the kiosk configuration file (/home/linutop or pi/.config/linutop/preferences)

"external_browser_cmd=chromium-browser --kiosk %u"

-kiosk triggers the kiosk option of the chromium browser (full screen)

%u passes the URL to the chromium browser