TLDR: My very simple layout’s rotating images are not being displayed with the expected durations. How might I debug this in order to find out why?
I’m running Xibo 1.8.9 on ubuntu with a Windows display running 1.8.12. I’ve inherited this setup and am trying to use it more fully in the library where I work. We are not using schedules or display groups yet. Each sign has had a unique static image, typically looping every 10 seconds. The layouts are simple, comprised of a single region matching the dimensions of the sign with a single timeline. Within this single region is a single jpeg image filling the region. The layouts are then assigned to a single display. The sign that I’m puzzled about stands before our elevators on the main floor.
Previously, our elevator sign displayed a single layout with a jpeg image, call it generalInfo, stating that certain floors were closed, masks were required, and where the stairs are located. I was asked to update this display so that we could display three images in rotation, the original and two new ones: generalInfo, askALibrarian, and BookALibrarian.
I copied the original layout, naming the new layout Elevator-Rotation and adding the two new images to the layout’s single region. In the region’s timeline, each image has a duration of 10 seconds matching the setting in the media tab. The entire layout shows a duration of 30 seconds. The layout is directly assigned to the elevator’s display, and set to loop indefinitely. In addition, the Elevator-Rotation layout is the default for the display.
When it plays it shows the image in a cycle of 10-10-10-30-10-10 … meaning that the generalInfo image shows 10 seconds every odd instance of running and 30 seconds every even instance of running. The AskALibrarian and BookALibrarian images always show for only 10 seconds. I’ve gone through the Xibo CMS many times and have not found any inconsistencies in the setup which might explain the problem. How might I debug this problem?
Thanks for reading this and all the best to you in these strange times,