Windows Player - WPF Technology Preview


#1

We're very excited to be releasing today a "Technology Preview" of our forthcoming Player update for Windows. This will be a rewrite of the existing Player, updated to use newer technology.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.xibo.org.uk/windows-player-tech-preview/

#2

Hey,

I just tested it on my dev machine:

Windows 10 1803

Our deployed Players are either running Win 10 1709 (with an update to 1803 planned) or 1803, so I guess the test case is good enough for us.

There was only one thing I noticed: The Background video took a second to load. Everything else ran smooth, both on the integrated Intel graphics as well as on the nvidia chip in my machine.

Thank you for you work!


#3

Thanks for testing!

Would you say that the background video took longer than the current player to load, or is it about the same?


#4

Hi,
Have left the preview running on my preview machine (non customer facing used to test layout designs etc) since release and it’s run very well.
I’m noticing a slight glitch on the fish tank layout where by transparent area of the clownfish flashes black for a split second every time the background video hits the loop point. Other than that everything else is very smooth and seamless.

The machine is purposely a “worst case” scenario:
Windows 7 Pro Sp1 (64bit)
Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 3Ghz
4GB RAM
Matrox M9120 Plus graphics card

Will leave the default content running over the weekend and assuming all is still stable when I’m back in next week I’ll try it with custom content.

Look forward to using the new player in the future.