Linux Player - Technology Preview 1.8-beta1


#1

Today we're making available our first beta release of the forthcoming Player for Linux.

This new version has the following changes over 1.8-alpha8:


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.xibo.org.uk/linux-player-technology-preview-1-8-beta1/

Linux Player - Technology Preview 1.8-alpha8
#2

I have the CMS up and running on a Mac Mini(!), and a test player is running fine on a Windows machine. I’m getting this message repeating in Terminal in (virtualized) Ubuntu with the new beta player (which was downloaded from the Ubuntu Software app):

“Viewpoint argument value “[[viewpointwidth]]” for key “width” is invalid, and has been ignored.”

and the default layout is being displayed.


#3

I’m trying to view a shared page of Power BI, but it throws the error:

Sandbox access violation: Blocked a frame at “https://app.powerbi.com” from accessing a frame at “https://app.powerbi.com”. The frame requesting access is sandboxed and lacks the “allow-same-origin” flag.

And also

https://app.powerbi.com/view?r=ey( displayed insecure content from blob:null/(…)


#4

I installed the player and my first impressioin is great!
I notices that the Screenshot Collection Interval is 300 secs (5 min) in the player.
In the cms I configured this interval to 0 seconds to recieve the screenshot right away.

How can I change the Screenshot Collection Interval in the Linux Player?


#5

Thanks for letting us know - this message is more of a warning than an error - we will smooth that out.


#6

Are you using a webpage widget for that, set to open natively? Or are you using one of the other options?


#7

Thanks for your feedback!

The screenshot feature isn’t implemented yet - it is on our list and will be tackled in a later release.


#8

I used the webpage widget. But it also does not work with the embbedd. The result is the same, only page background.


#9

Response intended for 1.8-beta1


#10

@Mark_Reitzel - thanks for your feedback. Can you start the player from a terminal window and paste us the output while the splash screen is showing?


#11

To be specific to get that to work you would need to use the WebPage Widget with your desired URL and set the options to “Open Natively”.

Embedding will not work due to powerbi’s frame origin policies.

Open Natively doesn’t use an frame and therefore wouldn’t trip that protection. (I am assuming here that you are allowed to embed powerbi in this way - I have no idea what their terms are).


#13

osboxes@osboxes:~$ xibo-player
[11:38:58.617] [026686] [error]: [jquery.marquee.min.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.626] [026687] [error]: [flipclock.min.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.634] [026691] [error]: [13.ttf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.635] [026688] [error]: [jquery-cycle-2.1.6.min.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.635] [026690] [error]: [pdf.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.636] [026689] [error]: [compatibility.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.638] [026694] [error]: [xibo-text-render.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.638] [026695] [error]: [xibo-layout-scaler.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.638] [026693] [error]: [xibo-dataset-render.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.639] [026696] [error]: [moment.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.639] [026692] [error]: [11.otf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.640] [026697] [error]: [xibo-webpage-render.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.642] [026698] [error]: [jquery-1.11.1.min.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.644] [026699] [error]: [pdf.worker.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.648] [026701] [error]: [12.ttf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.648] [026700] [error]: [14.otf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.650] [026705] [error]: [18.xlf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.650] [026704] [error]: [1.xlf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.650] [026703] [error]: [xibo-image-render.js] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused
[11:38:58.650] [026702] [error]: [10.otf] Download error: [HTTP] Connection refused


#14

Installed Linux Player 1.8-beta1 on CentOS 7. Layout had 2 ticker widget, a time widget, and a video widget. The text and time content looks great! The video content is an mp4 created from a Power Point presentation. Only the first slide is shown.


#15

Update: The video appears to play if I explicitly set a duration.


#16

Hi Bradley - would you mind sending us the video? https://transfer.xibo.org.uk and then PM me the link?


#17

Hi Mark - those error messages indicate that the Player can’t download those files from the CMS (the CMS web server says connection refused). Do you have other Players connected to that CMS without issue?

Is your CMS a Docker install or something else?


#18

Hi Dan

Yes, CMS is a docker install. The linux player registers with the CMS. My local library is my desktop, so I can see cachedfiles.xml, 56.html, 2.html and 1.html arrive on the desktop after the player registers.

Isn’t the player supposed to run, even it it can’t connect to the CMS?

I have the linux player running in a VM on a laptop with WIN 10 as the host OS. I have a windows player running on the host OS and it connects to the CMS, without any problems.

Mark


#19

Ordinarily yes it would, but it does need to download a bunch of files from the CMS first - so on first run you’d expect the see the splash screen until those files can be downloaded.

Unfortunately it seems that a whole lot of those files can’t be downloaded for some reason.

Could you try logging into the CMS, going to Display Admin, editing the linux player record, selecting advanced and ensuring clear cache is ticked and save? At the same time, can you try going to Modules -> Verify Module files (top right).