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Youtube Videos?

Have a job where the client wants to stream videos from his company's youtube page.  Ive played around to no avail.  Is there something I'm missing or is it just simply you cannot stream videos to the brightsign.  Mo.# XD-1250.

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    Brandon Official comment
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    Alex

    BrightSign XD players do not support Flash content. Any HTML5 pages that have embedded flash content will not display correctly. Most Flash authoring software, especially the Adobe Creative Suite, have tools that allow you to export flash content as HTML5.
    Currently, you cannot embed streaming-video objects, such as YouTube and Vimeo, into HTML5 pages.

    Read more about our current html5 support in this guide:

    http://brightsignbiz.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/HTML5%20USER%20GUIDE.pdf

    We don't yet support streaming like YouTube, just low bitrate IP cameras. Please see the below link for further details on our streaming support:

    http://support.brightsign.biz/entries/21693211-Does-the-BrightSign-support-streaming-from-IP-camera-

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    Walter

    A less automatic way to do this - Log in to the YouTube channel, and next to each video there is a link to download the MP4 file.  These MP4 files play well on the BrightSign unit from our experience.

     

    -Walter @ p-egd.com

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    Brandon

    On players that support HTML5, you can play most YouTube videos by using the EMBED link for an HTML state.
    Live events, paid content and content that requires a logged-in user will not play.
    Use-restricted videos and some other videos may not play if the video itself does not exist in a format the player understands.

    Use the URL from EMBED video link's SRC attribute, without the double-quotes, of course, *and* add ?autoplay=1 to the end.

    If there's already a ? in the URL, add &autoplay=1 at the end instead.

    For the attached example, the URL would be
    https://www.youtube.com/embed/ig7VtytGBmQ?autoplay=1

    Note that the HTML state will not stop or be notified when the video ends, so to play a video then move on, you should add a Timeout event (interactive playlist) or set the Time on screen value (non-interactive playlist) to allow playback to move on after the end.

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    Douglas Oplinger

    Your first statement qualified that one must be using a player that supports HTML5.  Per the product feature comparison table, I gather that if I want to play a YouTube video I need an XDxxxx player.  I gather there is not a way to have an HDxxxx player play YouTube IP streaming videos.  Is this correct?

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    Derek Nugent

    I really need an answer to the same question also... Thanks for asking Douglas.

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    Brandon

    You need a player that
    1. Supports HTML5 content (in the HD series, only the Series 2 HDx22 and Series 3 HDx23 models support HTML5 - older HD models do not support HTML5)

    2. Supports the video compression used in the YouTube video
    While most YouTube streams are available as H.264 which the player can play, this is not always the case.  Some videos, especially live videos, are sometimes available only in formats the player isn't compatible with, like RTMP.

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    Pia

    Hi,

     

    I can play youtuble stream to show News Tv channel, using https://www.youtube.com/embed/hL0sEdVJs3U?autoplay=1

    But after a few minutes, randomly the video stops to play, with the triangle sign to click to restart the video streaming.

    Of course I can not click because I dont have a touch screen.

    I have tried from other sources of youtube with the same result.

    Do you have any idea, why the streaming stops? 

    Many Thanks, Pascal

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