Add the ability to use local storage

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Hi all

Would love the ability to use local storage. We have certain things we cannot show on our screens as it cannot go directly online. Can this be made possible please. We would be willing to pay for something like this if possible.

Thanks
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Posted 3 years ago

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Why do not you use 'custom html' or 'custom url' to pull you content from local storage? RV is HTML compiler - use it. I can think of two ways how you could do that, maybe there is more. You can insert an iFrame pulling the content from local storage using 'custom html' or create a basic webpage with your content, save it locally and pull if from there with 'custom url' link. I do not know what kind of content you wanted there to be displayed; therefore, I cannot be more specific which way works the best for you. But I am for sure you can use either of them two.
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Just some photos, videos and data which cant go outside our network. What is the best method?
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If you are asking me, I like 'Custom URL', especially for videos. I am putting together simple HTML webpage where the entire action of whatever content I need is happening. I am uploading everything to our storage and pulling the uploaded content to my presentation with 'Custom URL" link. Now, you can also do the same from your device storage with a proper link.

However, I believe you would not be able to preview your presentations in the process of building in your browser, if files were not accessible outside your device or network. Also, some RV widgets may not work for you because they simply would not be able to access your local files. They may give you error messages or something like that. But I do not know for sure, I did not try it myself.
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Hi Gartree, thanks for the suggestion and if we get enough community members to vote this up we will definitely consider it. Thanks
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What exactly do you mean by local storage? Within the display device itself? Or within your building LAN?

If you have company-wide unchanging information that you want to display on multiple signs, but just not accessible on the public web, set up a dedicated internal web server on your LAN where the files can be stored. You can use Microsoft IIS or Apache web server.

Accessing local storage within the display device itself MAY be possible if you can figure out the file path syntax. Most web browsers support the "file://" URI, though it is different for everyone due to home directory usernames, and may be implemented differently on Windows vs Mac vs Linux.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_URI_scheme

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Gartree High,

Glad to see that you were able to find a solution!