Presentation as a website?

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    Robb Price
    Nathan,

    A Presentation is effectively a webpage as it is all just HTML, so you could use it for a website if you wanted to.

    When you preview your Presentation, you can add &showui=false to the end of it, and you won't get the preview bar, however previews don't follow any sort of scheduling.

    However you can use what we refer to as a Display URL. This is where you create a Display in your Company, and assign that Display to a Schedule that is playing the Presentation you want to see.

    Copy the Display ID of that Display, and then preview a Presentation. In the URL, change the word "presentation" to "display", and then Presentation ID to the Display ID, so your URL would look like this:

    http://preview.risevision.com/Viewer....

    This will treat the running browser like a Display, and you can schedule content to show at specific times. The only caveat is that it will NOT use the Rise Cache system for video, so all videos will be cached in the running instance of the browser, and if you have a lot of videos this can lead to performance issues depending on the hardware.

    I hope that helps!
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    Nathan Salisbury
    I copied the link, added my display ID, and now I am getting an error "multiple displays are trying to use the same display ID" I thought it was just a preview?

    Thanks
    Nate
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    Robb Price
    Sorry Nathan,

    I thought this was only going to be on one Display. The Display URL works the same way as a regular Display, there can only be one instance of that ID running at a time. So if you were to open the URL in your browser at the same time it was running on the Display, that message would appear on the Display.

    After thinking about it a bit further, I don't know if the Display URL is the best option, as the last person to visit the URL would get the Presentation, while anyone who has it currently running will get the duplicate ID message.

    A preview URL sounds like your best option if you want to run this in a webpage that you open multiple times and in multiple locations, however it won't adhere to a schedule.

    Anyone else out there who can think of an alternative?
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    Ben Shuman
    Could you do this?

    On your main presentation, set it up separate from any of the special messages (Closed, etc). These special messages could be in a different presentation (or multiple presentations). Then use display scheduling to determine what presentation is shown at what times on the in-store display.

    Then use a preview url from the main presentation?
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    Neal
    Unfortunately, any and all Previews will ignore schedules set in the Timelines. This means that if you have an item not to show in an embedded Presentation, when you Preview the main Presentation, that particular item will still show.
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    Ben Shuman
    Sure. My thought was to have one primary presentation that has no special schedules and then control special messages on the display through a second (or more) presentation(s). Then use the display scheduling to show those things on the display while the primary presentation url is used for the website.
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    Nathan Salisbury
    Can I run two presentations off the same display ID? If I have one presentation to run when we are open ( no scheduled gadgets) I can use the preview option for my website, then create a second presentation with strictly closed information. I could set it to run at certain times as well through the same display. The goal would be to not have to go in and switch presentations when I'm opening/closing for the day.

    Thanks everyone for the help!
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    Neal
    Nathan,

    You can add multiple Presentations/web pages to the Schedule and set them up individually in their own Timeline to only show at certain times of the day. You can read more about this here.

    Thanks!
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    I tried this and it worked one time. Then I created a new presentation from a template and now when I change the display ID to go with the new presentation it shows the template not the changes??!!??
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    Neal
    Hi Tiffany,

    If you've made changes to the Presentation, they'll only show up on your Display once you've Published the changes. If you've only saved the changes, they'll show up in Previews, but not on the Display.

    Please let us know if you need any further help.

    Thanks.
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    Do I have to have this presentation actually published to a running computer and then be able to change it to the Display ID? The presentation is published, I have a display set and put into the schedule, Everytime I add the Display ID to the previewer it shows the original Template from the company?!?
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    Robb Price
    Tiffiny,

    The status of the Presentation needs to be published in order for changes to show up. It doesn't matter if it is running on a physical Display or a Display URL, if the status is not published, it will not be running the latest version of the Presentation.

    If the Display URL is being used in more than one location, or in two different browsers or browser tabs on the same machine, that will be interpreted as multiple instances of the same Display ID, and will switch the first running instance of the Display URL to demo content. It sounds like that may be what is going on here.

    Remember if you are using a Display URL, it is exactly the same as a Display, and only one instance of it can be running at a time.
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    Ok that makes since. I was looking at it on my computer and not on the actual screen. I will shut everything down and do it again. IF I get it to work and I want to update it I just republish and then it should appear correctly on the web? I have live link on our webpage so if more than one person clicks that link it will work for them but not for the monitor. Correct? Maybe there is a better way to do this. I have one display (internet ready tv) in our school common area at school, I wanted to be able to run the display from the internet thus not needing an additional computer thought this would be a good way to do that. Any suggestions?
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    Robb Price
    That is correct, if you make any changes to the Presentation, once you save and publish, this will update the Presentation in the Display URL.

    That is correct that if more than one person clicks the link, this will result in the monitor going to demo content, and worse yet, if anyone still has the link open and a different person clicks on the link, it will go to demo for the first person that clicked the link. Which wouldn't be good. It sounds like a Display URL may not be the best link to provide on your webpage.

    Would it be possible to use the Internet Ready TV as the ONLY Display URL, and the link on your webpage be the Preview URL for the Presentation? If you make a change, and publish, anyone who clicks on the Preview URL will get that updated Presentation. Presentation Preview URL's can be shared with as many people as you like without the possibility of showing demo content or similar errors.

    If you don't want to show the Preview Bar at the top of the Preview URL, just add &showui=false to the preview URL that you add to your webpage, and the Preview Bar will not show up.

    I hope that helps.
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    Okay I deleted EVERYTHING displalys presentation and schedule and started ALL over. Followed the same instructions and put the preview url with display id on our webpage. I never viewed the link I opened a preview changed the "presentation" to "display" and ID or Display ID from our display page. Posted the link on a page noone but me has access to. Went to the TV opened that page and clicked the link (this is the first time its been opened) came up to the Risevision template!! SOOO Frustrated!! What do I do now?
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    I only have one Display, One Presentation, and One schedule all assigned to each other. Is there any other way to post a presentation to a website?
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    Neal
    Sorry to hear about the frustration.
    Can you confirm that the appropriate Displays have been assigned in the Schedule? If the Display isn't added to the Schedule, it will show demonstration content.

    Thanks.
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    Neal
    If you're looking at using the Display ID, then this would be the only way. It is easier if you were just using the Presentation Preview as it doesn't require a Display or a Schedule (I would append &showui=false to the end of the URL to prevent the Preview Bar from showing).

    There are a few things to keep in mind if you're looking at using a Presentation Preview embedded in a webpage. It doesn't follow the Timelines/Distributions set in the Presentation. Financial data will not report actual values and the Presentation won't update on its own.

    Thanks.
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    Robb Price
    To elaborate a bit further on Neal's answer, if you make a change to the Presentation, save and publish, and someone accesses the Presentation, it will be updated. It will not update on its own of someone leaves the page open and never refreshes it.
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    I understand that however I cannot get it to work at all after opening it the first time. I have shut everything down as well as deleting everything and still every time I change the display id it comes up with the standard template. I know its probably something really easy that I'm doing wrong but it is simply not working. We are an all mac school, is there anyway to do the presentation software on a mac?
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    Robb Price
    We work on Mac's all the time and don't have any issues building Presentations on them, however at this time we do not have a Mac Player to run the actual Presentation on. We used to, and the player is entirely open source so if you would like to take that and use it, please feel free to do so from here, however we no longer support this Player.

    You shouldn't have any problems running a Presentation preview on a Mac. Here are the exact steps to follow to get the Presentation preview that does not show a preview bar. You can embed this preview anywhere you like. This does NOT require you to have a Display set up.:

    1. Create a Presentation on the Presentation page. You can follow through the steps in this video to create a Presentation.

    2. Click the preview button on that Presentation. Once you have the preview running in a browser tab, add &showui=false to the end of the URL. Refresh the URL, and notice that the preview bar no longer appears.

    3. Take that URL and embed it wherever you like. It will run the exact same Presentation preview every time it is requested, and will never show the preview bar, or demonstration content.

    4. If you make any changes to the Presentation, make sure to save and publish, and once you have done so, any new requests to that Presentation preview will show your updated Presentation. If someone has the presentation preview up and running prior to you saving and publishing your changes, they will have to refresh the page.

    If you want to add a Display to show this Presentation, simply create a Display, create a Schedule, add that Display to the Schedule, and finally add that Presentation to the Schedule. Now the Schedule should show that Presentation, and unlike the Presentation preview, any changes you save and publish will show up automatically on the Display.

    Since you are just embedding a Presentation on a website, I would avoid using a Display, and only use the Presentation preview with the &showui=false appended to the end of it.
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    Tiffiny Widdifield
    Thank You guys so much for all your help. I will follow these steps in hopes to get this up and running. Your tech support is awesome! I was very impressed with how quickly I got a response to this question!!
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    rons original
    Hi, I just stumbled upon this topic as I am trying to embed one of my presentations into my website. Can someone tell me what HTML code I should use to embed the preview into my website?

    Thanks!
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    Neal
    If you're looking to embed into a web page, the code will be this:

    <iframe allowtransparency='true' frameborder='0' scrolling='no' src='http://preview.risevision.com/Viewer.html?type=presentation&id=youridgoeshere&showui=false' style='width:1920px; height:1080px;'></iframe>

    Just remember to replace 'youridgoeshere' with your actual Presentation ID.

    You can also get the code (with your Presentation ID already included) by Previewing your Presentation, and click on the Share link that is in the banner.
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    Isaac Zimmermann
    This works great except for scale:   My presentation is set up to run on a 2560 x 1080 display but I need to display it at 560x315 on my website.  Can I scale it down to use on the web? 
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    Bjorn Behrendt
    Feature Request: Would it be possible to create a custom display that is specifically for website embedding? That way it could be on a schedule and multiple people could see it.

    Even if it was non-interactive to start with, this would be a great feature.
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    Neal
    Thanks for the suggestion Bjorn.

    At this stage it isn't something that we are likely to do anytime soon. If we do implement something like this, we'll certainly let everybody know!

    Thanks!
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    Marc Marsocci
    We would like to to have a copy of what's displaying on our digital sign to all be viewed on a company intranet. Using the type=display option does not work because of the one display limitation. Using the type=schedule option does not work because it ignores scheduling. Is what I am trying to do possible? Why does type=schedule ignore scheduling? I always want to view my actual schedule, what's the purpose of viewing the scheduled that ignores the schedule rules?
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    Alex Kolenoff
    Hi Marc, I am not sure if what you are trying to do is entirely possible - ie bypassing displays themselves.  Bypassing the player and display like this may cause other unforeseen issues.  Being able to view the schedule gives people a chance to see what to see what the schedule contains but is not meant to be run permanently.
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    Tyler Wight
    Hello Nathan!

    Unfortunately we don't have this functionality - to convert a display info a functional website. However we do support the opposite -- you can select a webpage and allow your displays to show that. That is to say, if you get a website developers, you can then use our webpage widget to show that website on your displays!
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