Play without Player

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Can anyone tell me in the current version if you can play a schedule without installing a player. We intend to use either Pi's or other small form factor PC's to play most of our content via big screens but on a few larger screens they have an inbuilt browser and it would be handy, even if you cant use all the features to be able to play content via the browser. Is this possible ?
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The short answer is: yes, sorta. The longer answer is: no, not really. 

You can point any compatible browser to the address for the display ID and it'll connect up and show content. Some content types won't work correctly and the cache probably won't work the correct way. Also there's no official support for this. This is the address you'll need (if memory serves): 
http://rvashow.appspot.com/Viewer.html?player=true&type=display&id=YOUR_DISPLAY_ID_HERE
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Thanks Rob. Steve, were you able to try this idea?
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Hi Rob,Hsuarez, yes I tried it yesterday and indeed it worked a treat ! as expected using the url would kill any other display using this ID so you still need to create each display the same, you just use the URL instead of the full player.

Now this is not the way we want to go but in some cases that we have a flat panel somewhere that is on the network but we dont want to position a PC or other player this is a great workaround ! 

Thanks everyone.

Steve
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Hey Guys this is not working for me for the last few days, has the URL changed? Any help you can provide would be great, as using the displays directly in chrome is our best methood to achieve the results we're looking for.
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Noah, I believe this was answered here for you. 

Thanks!