Introduction to Using Video on Rise Vision

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This article aims to provide an introduction for users interested in implementing video in their Rise Vision display. For specific questions or suggestions, feel free to start a new thread here in Community!

Introducing the new version of the Video Widget that now incorporates all of the features of the Video Folder Widget!

The Rise Vision Video Widget can easily show folders of videos from Rise Storage one after the other, or simply play a single video from any server.

Which file formats do I use?

When it comes to file formats for video, there is one thing in common:, unlike something like static image file formats, video formats are not as straight-forward to deal with. However, the following are ideas for you to consider to help streamline your decision on which file format to save in:

  1. Where will I host it? We have Rise Storage that can accept videos and we also have the option to use third-party platforms to upload and embed videos. If you do decide to use a third-party service, consider the accepted file formats in these places first.

  2. How can I make it work on the web? Formats like WebM are designed for the web. While the file name itself may not as recognizable or well-known as something like the MOV or the MP4 formats, WebM is widely used.

  3. Is it in a format that's accepted on Rise Vision Displays? If you are planning to use widgets, the best place to check which format is accepted is in the widget's respective descriptions. The Video Folder Widget and the Video Widget both accept MP4 and WebM.

  4. Is the video on a third-party service? The best place to find out the accepted upload formats is via their website which details which formats are accepted. If the video file that you have is not in an accepted file format, either save it in the right format from the original video source or use a tool that will convert these formats for you.

How do I get started using video for my displays?

The best place to start is going through online resources out there that offer stock video footage under a variety of usage guidelines - from royalty-free to paid. Check out the Free Resources to Help You Design Great Digital Signage Content and HTML5 Stock Video Resources.

Related articles and threads:

  • Want to put TV? Read this thread for discussions on getting TV into a gadget.

  • Is it a Flash (aka SWF) file? We don't accept SWF files, therefore the recommendation is to convert them to HTML5.

  • Having issues with audio/video in your display? Read this!

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Ray,Thanks for the information. I have checked and confirmed this. I have removed this recommendation from this post.