Ticker Time not accurate


#1

Hello!

I have a Ticker set up running off a Dataset. 4 Slides, each slide corresponding to one dataset row.

It will cycle through the 4 slides/rows and then come back to the first one again at the end, before moving to the next playlist item.

I figured the timing was off, but no matter if I set an overall duration or duration per item, it will show the first slide again for a short period.

The Item duration is 6 Seconds, Speed 1, Effect set to ‘No transition’.

I timed it manually, noticing that each item is only displayed for 5 seconds, so it finishes early, filling the remaining time with the first slide/row content.

This is what I want:
RowA > RowB > RowC > RowD > Next playlist Item
6sec > 6sec > 6sec > 6sec

This is what is happening:
RowA > RowB > RowC > RowD > RowA > Next playlist Item
5sec > 5sec > 5sec > 5sec > 4sec


#2

Which CMS and player version are you using please?


#3

CMS 1.8.5 and Windows player 1.8.3.


#4

This happens on Android as well as in the preview.


#5

The logic attempts to take the transition duration into account, which is why you’re seeing those displayed for slightly less than you expect.

I actually think that with no transition selected it shouldn’t do this, so I have created a bug for that: https://github.com/xibosignage/xibo/issues/1416

I think you can reduce this issue by setting your speed to 201, which means you will greatly reduce the fudge factor applied.