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SF6 Auto update file format

Postby Michel » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:25 pm

Hello, I'm making tests with the Auto update.
Which file format is supported ?
Coud I update with a video file for example ?

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Re: SF6 Auto update file format

Postby Aivars » Thu Jan 05, 2017 5:55 pm

The auto-update data file format is described here: http://help.blumentals.net/screensaverf ... te_xml.htm
I think it does support video and flash files but not all of their properties (e.g. play all file of play first X seconds only).
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Re: SF6 Auto update file format

Postby Michel » Thu Jan 05, 2017 6:49 pm

OK thanks for your answer.
When I talked about the file format, it was for the content not for the xml file ;)
I've read the http://help.blumentals.net/screensaverf ... te_xml.htm and with .JPG file it works fine.

I would like to do the same thing but with video file, and for the moment it doesn't work with .MP4 files (without any options).

Could you please help me ?

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Re: SF6 Auto update file format

Postby Aivars » Thu Jan 05, 2017 10:07 pm

It's possible that you need to have at least one video file in the initial screensaver. Then go to Options -> Behavior and check "Use FFmpeg video playback" if not checked for better compatibility with mp4 files.
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Re: SF6 Auto update file format

Postby Michel » Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:49 am

Hi, thx for your help ! It works great !
Th FFmpeg option is really good. You did a great job with your software ;)

I have a last question.
How it works ? The video is streamed from the web server ?
It could be important if you have a big number of machines connected.
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Re: SF6 Auto update file format

Postby Aivars » Sun Feb 05, 2017 10:33 pm

It downloads the video once and stores on the computer in temp folder. So it would only be a problem if there are a high number of machines and they start the screensaver for the first time all at once.
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