Delaying Startup

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    Tyler Wight

    Hi Butch,

     

    Unfortunately we don't have any easy way to do this, thought it is possible. If you are on windows you can edit the start.bat file and add a sleep time to it. This is located in C:/users/<username>/appdata/local/rvplayer/<version>/Installer/scripts/start.bat

     

    You could add something like "sleep 60" to the top of this file to cause it to delay startup for 60 seconds.

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    Mikhail Strubler

    I'm getting this issue as well.

    Does anyone know why the Rise Player starting quickly prevents the wifi from connecting?

    This is quite annoying as I have multiple displays around a decently large building and when this prevents the wifi, resulting in a white display, I can't remote in to fix the issue. I have to walk to each affected display and restart manually, sometimes more than once.

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    Darius Aleksas

    What makes you think that RV is to blame here?

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    Mikhail Strubler

    Touché, do you know what else could be causing this? These PCs have nothing installed but an internet browser, our remote access software, and Rise Player.

    They are set to auto connect to our WiFi and the remote access software will attempt to connect every minute or so until a connection is made, but they don't come online and when rise player starts up, it just displays a white screen.

    Simply restarting the PC fixes this issue, but to have to do that manually is a pain and it looks bad to have our screens stay white till someone in IT realizes they're out and restarts them

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    Darius Aleksas

    WiFi fails even without RV installed. You need to put together a fairly robust equipment in order to minimize or prevent that (if that is even possible): better access points, better routers, better players dedicated WiFi channels. Not sure what players you are running now, but if those are single-band no-antenna unreliable Intel Compute Sticks then do not be surprised when they fail. And then I strongly recommend staying away from Sticks if you are looking for a reliable player. The best option is to wire all of the players whenever possible. If you cannot then get Pro version, which is able to play content in the offline mode.

    Did you try testing WiFi on those players without RV installed?

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    Mikhail Strubler

    Not extensively, but if that's the case, then all I can really do at this point is try and wire them. The access points and routers were upgraded a couple years back and I don't think I would be cleared to make a dedicated channel, but I'll see. And I think my boss would prefer I get some exercise before introducing a new cost into the budget, lol

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    Darius Aleksas

    For wiring the stick, get that inexpensive USB with Ethernet port adapter. They work rather well.

     

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    Mikhail Strubler

    Just found a possible solution which is to prevent the PC from turning off the WiFi card via a checkbox in the power management settings in the Device Manager. Seems promising

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    Darius Aleksas

    Let us know if that solved your problem! Also, this could save you from walking: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CF7FWZM/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4?psc=1 although I always urge people to use their legs daily... it is good for you )))

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    Mikhail Strubler

    Well, it was happening fairly frequently before I made the change and I haven't seen it happen since. I'm going to go on the assumption it worked for now. I'll update if it ends up happening again

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