Hello Risevision people
For the past three years, our local community arts centre has had a digital sign running from a Raspberry Pi to a TV, using the screenly.io solution. This has worked well, Screenly's support is good, and I am able to change the content from my home, uploading jpg files and displaying videos via Apple's Keynote. Very easy to change and it looks great.
The only issue has been that every time there is a power cut at the centre the Pi has to be manually restarted twice before the sign comes back up. But their prices are too high for us this year as a non-profit, so we are looking for alternatives, but we do not want to remake our content if that's avoidable.
Keynote content can be hosted on iCloud. Risevision Free can access URLs. Might that work? I don't understand from the website material how you put the software on to the Pi so it knows where to find its content and how to drive the screen, but I do get that you "schedule" the relevant URL to show third party hosted content.
What benefit would there be in paying for 1 screen with Risevision, versus using the free version (bearing in mind we are quite happy with Keynote), other than if there were Internet problems? The connection at the centre is good, about 50 Mb download speed.
One fly in the ointment: we use our screen in "portrait" rather than "landscape" mode. Looks lovely and works well for our purposes. Is Risevision able to handle this?
Thanks for your advice.
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