Replacing/Updating Video Content

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    Colby Maughan

    Hello Jim,

    There's actually a pretty easy way to do this through storage! I'd recommend pointing the video widget to a folder instead of a single video - you don't have to have more than one video in the folder. That way it will search the folder for content to play, so all you'll ever have to do is upload the video to that folder and then delete the one you don't want to use. 

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    Darius Aleksas

    Jim, also, alternatively, you can use YouTube Playlists for that. Certainly not the easiest and straightforward way to setup for RV as compared to what Colby has suggested, but it has a ton of advantage to it later.

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    Jim Johnston

    Very good suggestion, I'll look into utilising the folder function a bit more.

    As for youtube playlists, can you elaborate on the advantages? Id assume you'd need a reliable internet connection as RV wouldn't cache the youtube videos?

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    Darius Aleksas

    Yes you do, but you need it anyways for other things to work reliably in RV. I like YT option because editing playlists is very easy, accessible pretty much from any device and by anyone. I also can 'borrow' other YT videos for my playlists on the fly. It may not be for everyone, but it works for me.

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    Jim Johnston

    Yeah that makes sense. I suppose another advantage to using youtube playlists is the ability to wrangle using google's data api with nodejs. Could automate daily video content this way. 

     

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    Darius Aleksas

    There you go... sounds that it makes sense to you as well )))

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