Is it possible to use internal storage

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Can i use internal storage for our display pictures and videos?

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Is it possible?
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I would say yes. We were doing just that with one of out clients' display until switched to Chromeboxes.  And then we learned that it is impossible :) to do with Chromeboxes. What player do you have?
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Our rise is on a windows machine
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Gartree,

If you are using Rise Player to display widgets from the store, then no, it's not possible to display local media. If you are using Rise Player to display custom HTML pages, then you can display content from wherever you wish.
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Can u elaborate more on how to do it from our internal network?
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Gartree,

You can host your media locally and provide it to the web through a webserver. Anything hosted locally will need to be available to the entire web in order for Rise Player to display it.
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But what about images lets say on our internal network. Bit like an intranet so only we can see them from the inside.
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This is crucial for me as well - we have internal web assets on our intranet not available outside, and I need to be able to put this information on our signage (I believe 90% of corporate signage software users would also need this function).  I'm trying to decide what software to use, and this would be a deal-breaker if not available.
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It is possible. 

I have successfully done it today. Right what i did was installed iis on one of our servers and then host the images in the default site.

So if i want to add a picture lets say its called logo i copy it to the folder on iis then on rise digital signage I add an image placeholder then in the image url i add the server address e.g. 172.xxx.xxx.xxx then /logo.jpg or png. So it looks like 172.xxx.xxx.xxx/logo.jpg.

Some things to consider our making sure your server address is in the bypass list on your rise player.

Hope this helps.
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It looks like I don't need to go through anything difficult - I tried using info from our servers, and as long as I'm already inside the network, there's no problem using and showing those items.  So far so good with the software!
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Thanks for the input all! This is some great information for our other users.
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No problem.

If people have any difficulty i have no problem helping. Quick question slightly off topic but does rise cache the videos when they are played through the windows machine?

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Gartree,

There are two types of caching on Rise Player, browser cache and Rise Cache. Rise Cache will cache any videos served by the HTML5 Video Widget and the Video Folder widget that are stored on Rise Storage, media stored in Rise Cache will be persistent through reboot. Videos stored on other services will be cached tobrowser cachewhich is not persistent through reboot.