Looking for recommendation on media player

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I am working on potentially displaying Rise Vision presentations at 3 locations on a total of about 25 to 30 displays distributed throughout.

The master presentation is about 2gb of images.  Eventually that will grow and video will be added.  We will also have smaller targeted presentations and seasonal presentations.  Given how robust this may get, what media player would best suit me?

I'm testing it on a Cenique C410 at the moment, but because of the processing power and small amounts of flash memory, I am thinking we may want to look at a Windows based device like the $730 device on the Rise Shop Store with the i7 and 120gb hard drives.


Thanks for your answers.
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Vincent,

Thanks for posting.  I am sure that there are others in the Community with a setup similar to yours that can share their thoughts.  There is a setup I am aware of (23 displays) that are on a Windows based device. I am not to aware of Community users on setups like these on Cenique C410 but if there are any feel free to share in this thread.

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Vincent, 

2gb of images is a lot of images. Are you using any image compression to contain the storage footprint? It's not hard to get a 1920x1080 image at good quality to be under 1mb/file. 
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I recommend  https://imageoptim.com/ it works great for me and you don't lose any quality.

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We have used Click 2 Crop http://www.click2crop.com/ for years. Without PhotoShop skills it can quickly crop and output to whatever pixel counts we want and also the quality level we need for smallest possible files. 
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The images are 1.9mb each.  The problem is, even if I am able to cut the folder size in half, this is just the conceptual test.  The client is going to want to add video into the mix over time.
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Images are way too 'heavy' for digital signage. Open in Photoshop > resize to 1920 X 1080 dpi (that would be entire full screen) or whatever 100% size would be > Export > Save for Web> JPEG, even if you pick Very High quality preset (80%... u cannot tell the difference from Maximum 100%) the image is going to be 150 - 200K, which is 'lighter' by a lot. I often go with High preset (60%) for full screen backgrounds and their often are below 100K.
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Vincent,
You may also want to look into widget (be it Store, third party or custom) requirements of the client.
Memory is also something to consider ie comparing C410 specs with i5 Windows NUC and i3 Windows 
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