Video on Magicinet system

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Offline tonywardle

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Video on Magicinet system
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:10:36 AM »
Would anyone know why I can't play a video on a Magicnet LFD? Do I have to install some other software first?

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Video on Magicinet system
« on: October 01, 2009, 09:10:36 AM »

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Offline EricL

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2009, 06:32:53 PM »
Have you installed the necessary codec on the client screen-some video files need to be decompressed by the player agent before they can be displayed//  what format is the video you are trying to play?

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2009, 10:17:14 AM »
We are trying to play a DVD but putting the files onto the screen doesn't seem to work, should we put a DVD player app onto the screen then somehow trigger it to play from the software?

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Offline EricL

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2009, 09:54:18 AM »
You could put an MPEG-2 decoder on the client to show video but you must 'rip' (convert) the original DVD to a single MPEG-2 file in order to send it to the screens ansd make it play.

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
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Offline Bill Coral

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2009, 09:56:41 AM »
The MagicInfo screens (used to be called MagicNet) are based on Windows XP embedded OS. It is up to you to load the appropriate codecs. I prefer to use K-Lite or DivX. Sometimes you need to load the codec or plugins by launching the Microsoft Media player and then all is OK.

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Offline malbenson

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2009, 01:07:00 PM »
yes, you need to put the codec onto the display screen.

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Re: Video on Magicinet system
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2009, 01:12:23 PM »
Thanks everyone-we managed to upload an .avi and that seems to be playing ok-we haven't done anything else?  One of out tech guys says it plays because media player has the correct codec built in-anyway he is going to transfer the video into mpeg 1 which he reckons will play ok and is smaller than the .avi  It's quite a long video at 23 minutes but he says there may be a slight quality loss-any suggestions? Thanks in advance.