Types of content displayed

Modified on Thu, 11 Jul at 4:43 AM

In Pictor Digital Signage, you can choose the following types of content:

 

Video

File formats: mp4, wmv, avi, m2t, m2ts", mkv, wmv, avi, mov, vob, m4v.


Image

Files in format: jpg, jpeg, bmp, png.

 

Describe the scene visible in the photographs using a title and description.

 

For product images, enter the product name in the title. You can enter the promotional price of the product in the description.


Dual image

The slide shows two images side by side in configurable proportions. This type of slide is used in road information systems and at border crossings.

 

Use the quick change playlist screen to change the information displayed above the road with a single click.


IP camera

The content shows the image from the IP camera. You need to know the address of the video stream from the camera.  


Below is an example of the address of the video stream from Onvif-enabled cameras:

rtsp://<user>:<password>@127.0.0.1:554/cam/realmonitor?channel=1&subtype=0&unicast=true&proto=Onvif

 

Musisz sprawdzić czy Twoja kamera udostępnia bezpośrednio strumień wideo.

Internet radio

Playback of selected internet radio. You can enter a stream for a radio station or use the built-in search engine for stations from all over the world.

If you turn on internet radio, the entered Title will be displayed on the screen region.


Internet radio content is better included in the Background Music list.


Music

Files in format: mp3, aac, wma, wav.

Music content is better included in the Background Music list.

 

Text announcement

Enter the title and content to be displayed. Type of content used, for example, for advertisements.


You can insert photos as the background of the displayed slide. To increase readability, the background photos are set to semi-transparent by default. You can change this parameter in the region's appearance settings or in the individual slide settings.

You can use date, time, countdown, etc. tags in the title and content.


Announcement with photo

A slide similar to the ad, but the photo can be displayed to the left or right of the text (not as a background).

You can use tags in the texts.


Text for the day of the year

It allows different texts to be shown depending on the day of the year. A typical use is to show name days, which are different each day. This type requires the selection of a properly formatted csv file.


The csv file should have the format texts in the following lines:

<day of month>;<month>;<text content>

Example of a file line for a namesake:

1;1;Mieszka Mieczysława Marii

 

In the last element, you can use the <br> tag to split the text into multiple lines.

Table

Allows data to be displayed in table form. Can be used to create schedules, opening hours, etc. You enter the table data directly from our editor. The table automatically fills the screen according to the number of rows and columns entered. Optionally, you can set the row height.

You can use additional content formatting tags in the table. See the article Tags in tables.


Date and time

Displays the current date and time on the screen.

When displaying this type of content, use a background image with a clock.


Countdown

Allows automatic countdown to a specific time and/or date. If you only fill in the time, the item will show the time up to the specified time and then up to that time on the following day. If you set the date and time, the item will count down to the specified time and then the zero time (so that the zero time is not shown limit the display time of this item).


Example uses:

  • How many days are left until New Year's Eve. 
  • In how many hours/minutes does the office close. 
  • In how many minutes does the break end.

RSS feed

Displays the data of the Rss feed. Each time a slide is displayed, the next element of the feed is shown. The title and content of the item is displayed. The name of the feed is displayed at the bottom of the screen.


Show local news.


Weather forecast

Displays the weather forecast for the indicated location anywhere in the world.

  • Two-day forecast - forecast for today and the next 2 days.
  • Simplified current forecast - the current forecast for the site.

Use our search engine to find localities.

If more settlements appear in the search engine, check the geographical position coordinates shown.


Instead of our module, you can use an html widget from any weather service.


Air quality

Displays the weather forecast for the indicated location anywhere in the world. In Poland, you can view air measurements from GIOŚ stations. Use our search engine to find your location.

 

If more towns appear in the search, check the geographical position coordinates shown.

Instead of our module, you can use an html widget from an air quality publishing service or website.


Pdf, Doc, Docx, Xps, Rtf, Odt file

The selected document is displayed. The document is displayed page by page. Each page is shown for the default time configured in the region or slide settings.  

 

If you wish to display two PDF documents side by side, select the Additional right-hand panel setting in the Appearance section. If you select Additional panel on the left, you may see a scroll bar between the PDF documents


Facts and news

Our own RSS feeds and those selected from external sources. Unlike regular RSS feeds, our feeds can have the option selected to show only items with a specific publication date range.


The functionality allows us to create interesting feeds that display content relevant to a particular time of year, or even a specific day of the year.

HTML widget

Displaying an image based on pasted html code. A typical example of a Widget is to show the weather forecast from an external service that provides the html code to be pasted into your own web page. In our case, we paste this code into the Description field of the respective slide.


Settings 1:

  • Default view - standard view (without on-screen keyboard). 
  • Show keyboard - display on-screen keyboard. Use this option, for example, if the page contains a form.

Settings 2:

  • Do not scroll - even if the page is longer, the programme will not scroll the content. 
  • Scroll at speed 1-3 - the option to scroll vertically on a page with content that does not fit on the screen.

 

Be sure to check the appearance of the new widget on your screen.


Website

Any website. You enter the address of the page you wish to open in the data.


Settings 1:

  • Default view - standard view (without on-screen keyboard). 
  • Show keyboard - display on-screen keyboard. Use this option, for example, if the page contains a form.

Settings 2:

  • Do not scroll - even if the page is longer, the programme will not scroll the content. 
  • Scroll at speed 1-3 - the option to scroll vertically on a page with content that does not fit on the screen.
Be sure to check the appearance of the new widget on your screen.


Interactive menu

Slide is used to show multiple touch buttons. See the topic Touch mode.


Capture devices

Slide showing images from e.g. USB cameras, HDMI to USB grabs and other capture devices.


Device name - the name under which the device is registered in Windows.

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