Just starting... a bit confused

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I'm not sure I quite understand the different pieces of Rise Vision and when/if to use them.

For instance...   There is a Chrome App Player (javascript/html) that runs using the Chrome browser and displays my Presentation.  But there is a Viewer (java) that runs on App Engine and it can also display my Presentation using the browser.

What is the difference between these two?  When would I use one over the other?

Then there is the native Player which can be installed locally.  Why would I install this?
Doesn't the Chrome App Player do the same job?

Isn't the goal of Rise Vision to allow me to run a small client (Chrome App Player) on a display using a Chromebox, and then update my Presentations?

If so, I'm not sure how the (java) Viewer and Player fit into this scenario.

Thanks in advance!
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Zingo,

The Chrome App Player is our preferred player. It runs on the latest version of Google Chrome, which allows it to display the newest supported content. I *think* that the Java viewer that you are speaking of is our preview mode. This allows you to preview your presentation before publishing it to a display, but is not intended to replace a player, it does not include a Rise Cache element.

The third is our Native Player. It was our solution before the Chrome App Player came about. Native player runs on a much older version of Chrome and does not support features that are only available in new Chrome versions.
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So it seems that the (java) Viewer and Player are not needed or used anymore as the native Player has been replaced by the Chrome App Player, and in the Editor there is already a "Preview" mode in which to view my Presentations before publishing.  Correct?

Also, to further understand, the Viewer and Player API's are used by Presentations (or custom Widgets in the Presentation) on the display to make Javascript calls, or create channels to receive updated content.

Am I understanding correctly?