Google Spreadsheet widget page scroll is jerky on Raspberry Pi2

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I'm running RVPlayer on a Raspberry Pi2.  I have 2 Google Spreadsheet widgets and a placeholder cycling 3 images.  

On a Raspberry Pi B+, I found that the transition time was 3-4x longer than scheduled.  I expect this was due to the presentation taking more power than the hardware could handle.

Today, I installed a Raspberry Pi2 and the timing is all corrected.  Now I can see the problem I wasn't sure I saw yesterday much clearer.  My scrolling widget displays inconsistently.  Instead of simply "cutting" between frames of data, the widget is fading in and out with each frame of data.  That would be fine, but it seems to randomly select a transparency value to display with each frame.

There are 3 frames of data.  Frame 1 might look normal.  Frame 2 might look normal.  Then frame 3 is displayed at 20% opacity.  Then frame 1 might display totally blank (no content, no structure).   Then the next frame will display normally.

I expect this may be a result of low video power in the Pi.  Is there a way to disable ALL transitions and just cut between frames of data?

/troyer
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Presentation: Concession Menu with Ads
Display: Pi2#3
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Daniel,

Have you tried running this on another player besides Pi?
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At your suggestion, I'm running it on an iMac using the Chrome Player.  The widget is ignoring the settings and running as continuous scroll rather than page by page.  (I checked and my settings look right.)  It's rolling down the list and then fading out before fading back in at the top of the list and scrolling again.
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If the widget was a video playing back, I'd say that the Pi is showing the clip by grabbing 1 of every ~20 frames and showing it as a still until the next selected frame was timed to play.

I'd rather this played more like a powerpoint.  Break the spreadsheet into pages based on placeholder size. Show each page for the specified duration, then transition to the next page. In my case, the desired transition is a cut.
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Daniel,

It appears that the spreadsheet widget is working as intended. We don't have the option of changing transitions on it at this point in time. You can keep up to date with changes in our community announcements section of the community.

We have not done any extensive testing with Raspberry Pi 2 at this point, so it's hard to say what is working and not working on that platform at this time. Be on the lookout for an announcement on this hardware soon!

If you have specific issues with you presentations, you may consider a Premium Support contract, which is a newer product available in our store.
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Actually, it's not working as intended.  On the iMac it scrolls continuously rather than page by page.