Raspberry Pi 2 with Windows IOT

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Today i would like to announce that i am allowing beta tester for my Raspberry Pi 2 Player. This Player runs on the Windows 10 IOT and will run almost anything except video. Video might come later once Microsoft gets hardware acceleration working. Other than that here is what we know to work and what we might have issues with. 

Working
Most widgets if not all except for video widgets.
Caching for images and videos. Videos don't work but it will cache them. (Future Proof)
Restart/Reboot and Timed Reboot
Landscape and Portrait Orientation
Takes Display ID Only
Timezone needs to be set for Timed Reboot through app

Not Working
Videos
Text Widget Might have issues. Might be Font Related but some rise templates had issues loading the text widget. Redoing them seemed to work but just incase. 
Other widgets might have issues but testing is limited. 
Auto Update- at this time microsoft hasn't said on how to do this and 

What this would be good for is small easy presentations. Animations run smooth and there really isn't a slow down to the system except at the beginning to load everything up. Once loaded though it runs fairly smooth at least from my templates i used. Anyway If you want to test send me a message support@scottsdigitalsignage.com

Note: you will need a windows 10 device to load windows iot on a SD card.

Thanks
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Sounds really interesting! I had a Raspberry Pi but don't have it anymore with me. Hope you get the beta testers that you need.
If you wish, feel free to post at https://community.risevision.com/rise_vision_inc/topics/community-supported-raspberry-pi-2-instructi...  Should there be Raspberry Pi related queries that thread link is usually forwarded alongside http://community.risevision.com 

Thanks,
Hannah
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Still looking for beta testers. :)
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William,

Awesome! Thank you for the instructions installing windows 10 Iot  on the Raspberry Pi3 finally gave me successful results running the player. I know you said the video doesn't seem to work and it doesn't but for testing purposes this was a success. I don't think I will use the raspberry pI3 for my presentation because of the many issues that need to still be resolved.


Thank you very much

JB

one thing that happened while testing is the text scroll box started scrolling ok then just disappeared. Any clue why?

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It could be a hardware acceleration issue or it could be with the webview. Also the Pi3 has a preview version. Im hoping once a release version comes out, things will be fixed. 
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Do you know when they will come out with a video graphical up date for windows 10 IoT core to be able to run a video on raspberry Pi3? Right now i can't  run video clips.

Do you know how to fix the daylight saving (time) settings . I set it on EST NY and it is still an hour off?
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I will look into the daylight saving time and see if I can get that fix. The video end will be a while. There is no date or time on it because they are starting from scratch. The driver is being worked on by both Microsoft and open source developers, so who knows.
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Hey William, I have 2 Raspberry Pi2s coming in early next week and I'd be happy to beta test 1 of them with Win10 IoT
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Yea send me an email at support@scottsdigitalsignage.com and i will send the document to you on a reply. It should walk you through the whole setup from getting the sd card setup to finish. Its a put together document but sometime i will update it when i get the app completely finished.  
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William I'm onboard. Pi is our primary device used by most clients.

Would like to see how much better the animations work - are we talking about the "transitions"?

I'll send you an email.
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I did transitions with images and between content to see how it looked.  i will say its better than i expected but i wasn't taxing the system either. Also Microsoft keeps updating the IOT image and they just posted a new one not to long ago. I haven't tested it yet but with each update it seems to get better. 
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Very exciting news! I'll tax the system and let you know.
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Hi William,

I have emailed you to express an interest in this

regards,
Jim Coyle
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Are you still looking for beta testers? I'd be keen to take part for this and also for the new Android My Rise Player 5.0 beta.  Thanks!
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Justin has a Pi2 that i sent back to him with the Windows IOT app on it but email me again at support@scottsdigitalsignage.com and i will send everything i have. :)
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Thanks, dropped you an email from hcs@.  Let me know if you need anything else
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Windows Yesturday updated the release version of Windows IOT for the PI2. I have updated the app and the documentation for beta testing. The release notes still mentioned no hardware acceleration for video playback but it did mention they are working on a driver for the gpu. Hopefully that means we can have videos running. :)
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As soon as the videos are working this will be awesome. Following this thread for updates.
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Finally got around to test the beta app

Some barriers:
- Not having Windows 10, also failed attempt at trying to do this on a VM earlier on.  Eventually, I upgraded an existing machine to Windows 10 for other purposes before I got around to this.
- Not having some of the existing components at hand so going out to purchase these.
- A wifi USB network adapter that is part of the Raspberry Pi 2 kit (EDUP EP-N8508GS) didn't...work with Windows 10 IoT at first.  I didn't look into this in greater detail so just I connected via ICS (ethernet) between the NUC and the Raspberry Pi 2.
- I reused an SD card which had NOOBS on it.  I think that at first load it didn't work (maybe a standard reformat didn't work?) so I reformatted via the elevated command prompt recommended by Win 10 IoT and then reinstalled Windows 10 IoT which worked.

Also do you know if you are able to input the Display ID outside this screen prompt ie within the app? Similar to being able to input the DisplayID in RiseDisplayNetworkII.ini

Too early to tell for Windows 10 IoT and I am not too familiar with Raspberry Pi other than some tinkering on Raspbian and adding other ARM versions of some OS but overall I find it interesting to see the relationship between Windows 10 platform and ARM (ie Powershell and Win 10 IoT core)

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Im looking into ways to changing the id without deleting the app and adding it back. The problem is that the webview in IOT doesn't allow keyboard combinations to be filtered through like android does, so there is no way to get back to the menu. Im still looking into this and i did throw an idea about deleting ids from players through the display section where restart and reboot is at. That might take some time to do but would work in my case.
As far as the ini file, I will see if i can do it using a text file so you can add and change IDs. Might be a little while before i can do it because things are changing in my regular job that might play a role on when things get done. A lot of changes coming and my time to get things done might be extended a bit. :(
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Hi William,

I am using risevision for a while. Now I'm looking forward to test it with Raspberry PI3. My mail is on the way. Thanks.
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hi, have got a pi3 setup with windows 10 iot but i'm a bit stuck on how to get the rise vision player on there. Does anyone have any instructions i could follow. or point me in the right direction! Many thanks
ben
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Here is where you need to look. Also be aware that the image widget might cause some issues. If your using single images just do them as background for time being. We are working on a fix for this. Thanks. :)

https://community.risevision.com/rise_vision_inc/topics/rpi2-and-rpi3-window-iot
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that's great, thanks followed your guide, however when the player start the white dots go round like on anyway player, then the screen just goes white, have tried both versions of your player, I'm using a pi 3.

thanks

ben