How do you stop the player from restarting and retrying when it boots with no internet connection?

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When you boot a player device without a live network connection the player software boots to a loading screen, and then displays a retrying in one minute icon. If you shut the player down, it auto restarts a minute later and does the same thing.

How I can start the player from persistently trying to start. I have a batch file that shuts its down if its booted offline, and this background process is overiding the attempts of my batch file.

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When you want to temporarily stop the Player from showing, you'll need to stop the Chrome processes as well as the Java processes (there will be 2). If you only stop Chrome, the java process will restore Chrome as it sees it isn't running.

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Neal,

Thanks, thats not quite what I want, or I am not able to produce the result, I have tried killing the java process time 2 and the chrome process, and after about 10 minutes the player is self starting again.

Any help on a method to boot the machine, boot the player, then kill the player so it does not auto self start again would be appreciated.

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Is there a particular order to kill the processes in that is need to make it work perhaps?
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If you don't want the Player to begin after the initial logging in, you can remove the Player from the StartUp folder in Windows. With Ubuntu, you'll do a similar action with the StartUp Applications Preferences.

On the initial installation, there is an option asking whether you want the Player to start automatically on log ins. Uncheck, or type N (Windows or Linux) to prevent the Player from starting automatically.

I normally close Chrome first and then Java after that. I haven't come across a situation where the Player restarts after that (unless I reboot the computer, or restart manually).

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Thanks problem solved. Ill post the script here soon that does the sweet offline presentation load, then auto reboots when it detects network is back. Odly the order that you cancel out the processes made all the difference.
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Do you have this script completed? Would love Offline presentations for a few displays.
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Interesting, I've always closed Chrome first as that allowed easier access to the Taskbar in Windows (carry over from the first Player). The processed stayed the same when Linux was involved.