Live Video Messaging

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Does anyone know if I can set up some kind of feature that would allow live one way video message sending to multiple signs. I don't want to create a video, save it, convert it, upload it. It is very daunting.    

 Like a one way live video phone or conferencing phone that would work for conveying our video messages to all the signs?   Can something be embedded using HTML or webpage widgets?

I have a live message that will interrupt the presentation and the presentation will resume after the live message?

Let me know what you think and if this can be done on rise vision signs.

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J
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JB, I am sorry, what kind of message that would be? Would that be like 'live' real-time video message from someone talking to a camera and video being pushed to the displays?
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JB, the easiest way I can think of is YouTube (widget or embedded) with the condition that you have a scheduled placeholder. You can record video messages to YouTube directly and use those; no additional converting and uploading necessary.

Also, you could install on each of the players something like Skype account and allow automatically answers to the incoming video callings from your specific account only. Theoretically, you would be making a conference call to all the players and they would answer and show your message automatically. However, I never tried anything like that and I am not sure if there would be any after call messages left on the screen or something like that.
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Hi JB,
We have an article on setting up livestreams for your presentation here. It may be a good starting point for you on services to look into.
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Please check out (http://www.messagenetsystems.com/home/solutions/digital-signage/) (Messagenet Systems) they seem to have this kind of system. I was just curious how this can be implemented. I know it is possible if Messagenet systems has it working for them. Please let me know what you think.
 
  Please check this youtube video out and tell me what you think. We don't need two way communication just one way.

https://youtu.be/v8yXrBngV6U  

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Darius,
Thank you for your help. I will try the skype install and see if that works. It is all about testing things out.
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JB
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Hello HSuarez,
 Thank you for the link I will check this out now and see if there is anything there that I can test out on my presentations.
Thank You,
JB
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Hi JB,
Not too familiar with MessageNet Systems, but you may want to get in touch with them about how their platform works and what the difference is in using third party applications like the ones listed out in that link I sent through.
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Are all of your displays in the same campus? Are they controlled somehow? 
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Yes. All our signs will be in the same building and same internal network. We are testing raspberry Pi3 now.
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If you're using TVs with tuners, have you considered just running modulated video to all of them and using either your control system or RV to trigger the displays to change inputs? RPi's can be fussy about streaming video. Mostly due to their low memory and that you have to do the video decode on the silicon/GPU. There's not enough CPU horsepower to brute force it with software. 

Random thought: use a hardware H.264 encoder and multicast or broadcast (since you're in the same building one assumes getting inside the same collision domain is easy) the video. Use a separate RPi to handle live video over the network. Use either RV or your control system to change inputs on the displays. 
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I am using old computer monitors to keep the cost down. If these RPis do not work the way I need it to I may have to scratch this whole idea and suck it up and spend 20 something thousand dollars for new TVs and a new signage software system.
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Well you can always use RV with your new displays. :) 

The tough thing about live streaming content is most of it relies on RTSP and that usually (always?) needs Flash. I'd say UStream but the Flash thing is a no-go. Maybe embed VLC into a page (https://wiki.videolan.org/Documentation:WebPlugin/) and use it to pick up your live video stream off the local network?