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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:10 pm

I was not able to work this out. I have some vacation time next month and I may dig into this again. I will update if I make any progress.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:38 pm

I am having issues using the command below to manually upgrade Screenly:

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bash <(curl -sL https://www.screenly.io/install-ose.sh)
I tried using the command without -s to see what was going on and I get:

curl: (60) SSL certificate problem: unable to get local issuer certificate

This occurs on both RPi 4 and 3b+.

I can get this to run if I add the -k (--insecure) option, but this is not preferred. As it is, I have Screenly running on RPi 4 with no issues, but now I can't get it set up on a new one using either the image or by installing Raspbian Lite and running the above command. Am I missing something here? Thanks!

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EDIT: Nevermind. Apparently, Infosec made some ssl inspection changes. Thanks!

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:16 pm

Issue with installing Screenly on RPi 4. I have one Pi 4 (4GB) running quite nicely. Now when I go to set it up:

1. If I use Etcher to burn the image, Pi does not come up to screenly, cannot SSH in.
2. If I try with NOOBS, Screenly is not even listed as an option (it is when I use the same version of NOOBS on Pi 3b).
3. If I install Raspbian Lite, the execute the bash command, it will enter command line after it reboots.

I believe it was NOOBS that I used on the existing Pi 4 that is running. What am I missing? Thanks!

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:02 am

The version installable by NOOBS is not indicated as being suitable for the Pi4, hence it is hidden from view so it is not installable unless you use the 'showall' option in recovery.cmdline.
I haven't seen any announcement that it is compatible with the Pi4, although you seem to have it working.
It's up to the maintainers to keep the suitable model variants up to date for NOOBS.
PINN - NOOBS with the extras... https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=63&t=142574

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:02 pm

Hi Screenly experts.

I'm trying to get Basic Auth setup with a webpage, and i'm following the instructions here :-

https://www.screenly.io/blog/2018/11/27 ... -with-pro/

now. i've noticed that the link is 'with pro'

Can I not use authentication methods at all with OSE?

Regards,

Steve D.

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experimental fork console acces

Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:01 am

Hello everyone!

I just updated screenly ose to latest experimental fork. Now ctrl+alt+F1 does not do anything anymore. Screenly operates as usual changing images. I found out that ctrl+alt+del now reboots the RPi wich was a pleasant suprise! Any info how i get to console now?

Have a great day everyone!

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Re: Screenly OSE - timezone setting on balinacloud

Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:11 am

The balena cloud documents are talking about it being in UTC, and needing to set the timezone in the container.

I just dont understand what I need to do to get the time on websites in the slideshow to be correct, I can see nothing in screenly to set it, and the balinacloud docs all say that it should be set inside the container, and give some example code of a few line short file as an example of where to set it. here - https://github.com/balena-io-playground ... r/start.sh -

Any pointers at all? I am not wanting to learn about docker or balena cloud too much at the moment, just want to get a working slideshow that is entirely stored on the pi so I can use it without hammering data for the resources to show like any of the easier cloud based slideshow things like yodeck or pisignage.

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Problem with Google Slides

Tue Feb 25, 2020 1:12 pm

Hi! I'm new and trying to setup screenly with balena cloud to manage my schools signage but I can't gett it to work with Google Slides.
After I published it and set the auto start, loop duration etc. in slides I copy the URL and paste it in Screenly but it removes the options from the URL all the time. Sot it just plays through the presentation once and then stops on the last slide?

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Mar 06, 2020 1:12 pm

I'm setting up a new Screenly OSE system managed with Balena on Raspberry Pi 3B+ devices.
I notice that it takes a while to load an image. You literally see the image appearing from top to bottom.

Is there something to help/prevent this behaviour? I've already tried raising and lowering the GPU memory but this didn't help.
I feel like it is because how the system works. It changes asset and then starts to download the required materials instead of already downloading them a few seconds beforehand.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:56 pm

Does Screenly OSE Sprint 10 work with Raspberry Pi4? I've downloaded 2019-09-25-Screenly-OSE.zip and installed it via Balena Etcher and again via Raspberry PI Installer (custom image). Result is the same either way: No HDMI video output, no response to keyboard, USB mouse seems to be inactive (no light).

If yes, what are the steps for installing it as a custom image? (https://www.screenly.io/ose/ Option 1 is what I've been doing.)

Note: I'm new to Screenly.
I did verify that the Micro SD card works & successfully installed Raspbian Full to it & then wiped it and installed LIBREELEC.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:33 pm

Can I add Balena Cloud functionality to an existing RPi that is running Screenly? I can only find instructions for new installations with Balena OS.

I had a screen running with Balena, but it’s connected through a hotspot that often needs to be reset. The RPi often wouldn’t reconnect so the display would go dark. I wanted to restart the RPi daily, but the Balena console wouldn’t let me get to -su level functions. Also, the hotspot connects through a mobile phone connection, so it’s IP address can change.

I rebuilt the RPi with Raspbian and Screenly. I put a daily reboot in Cron. I would like to add remote control so I can update the images on the digital sign.

I don’t mean to be rude, but please, no lecture on how the RPi never ever needs to be restarted. It’s been running and connecting fine for months with the overnight reboot.

Thanks for any help.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Jun 06, 2020 8:25 pm

I am afraid they don't supports YouTube videos out-of-the-box.

If you do have the right to use the video you can use something like a like youtube to mp3 https://mp3converter.al/converter to retrieve the video.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:03 pm

Hello, I was trying to make Screenly OSE work on my Raspberry Pi 4 (4 GB) to display a video on two different displays (with the dual Micro HDMI ports) to no avail. Are there any guides to make sure I am doing this correctly because sadly it didn't work for me just doing what's on Github. I tried both flashing an image via Etcher (or I think Raspberry Pi Imager) and it just gave me a black screen. I also tried using Raspbian Lite and do the bash script also with no good results.

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:18 pm

pauldow wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 2:33 pm
Can I add Balena Cloud functionality to an existing RPi that is running Screenly? I can only find instructions for new installations with Balena OS.

I had a screen running with Balena, but it’s connected through a hotspot that often needs to be reset. The RPi often wouldn’t reconnect so the display would go dark. I wanted to restart the RPi daily, but the Balena console wouldn’t let me get to -su level functions. Also, the hotspot connects through a mobile phone connection, so it’s IP address can change.

I rebuilt the RPi with Raspbian and Screenly. I put a daily reboot in Cron. I would like to add remote control so I can update the images on the digital sign.

I don’t mean to be rude, but please, no lecture on how the RPi never ever needs to be restarted. It’s been running and connecting fine for months with the overnight reboot.

Thanks for any help.
As far as I know, with regards to adding balena cloud functionality to an already existing system, you cannot do this because Balena OS is the underlying supervisor "operating system" that boots and all of the communication that happens between the device and you seeing it in the balena cloud dashboard and able to control it, can only happen because of this balena OS.

If you want to have a cron job script that reboots the systems like you have on the non balena based rpi, I suggest taking a look at this suggested method/example here: https://forums.balena.io/t/correct-way- ... ne/36663/2

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Oct 21, 2020 6:22 pm

mmaslar wrote:
Sun Mar 15, 2020 11:56 pm
Does Screenly OSE Sprint 10 work with Raspberry Pi4? I've downloaded 2019-09-25-Screenly-OSE.zip and installed it via Balena Etcher and again via Raspberry PI Installer (custom image). Result is the same either way: No HDMI video output, no response to keyboard, USB mouse seems to be inactive (no light).

If yes, what are the steps for installing it as a custom image? (https://www.screenly.io/ose/ Option 1 is what I've been doing.)

Note: I'm new to Screenly.
I did verify that the Micro SD card works & successfully installed Raspbian Full to it & then wiped it and installed LIBREELEC.
Nope, Sprint 10.1 is built with Stretch, and RPi4 as you know does not support Stretch, only Buster.
To get Screenly working on RPi4 you need to manually burn the Buster Lite image from here: http://downloads.raspberrypi.org/raspbi ... s/?C=M;O=D

And then run the install script via command line/terminal. (I suggest selecting the development/master branch to get the latest fixes etc)

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:22 am

Hi everyone, I am a newbie with Screenly OSE and RPi here. I am currently using a RPi 4. If you see the developer documentation they provided, it states that it runs on Screenly-server. Does that mean it is running on their server or is it a localhost server? Another question is if Screenly OSE able to run on Linux? Thank you!

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sat Dec 19, 2020 7:07 pm

benrajan3 wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:22 am
Hi everyone, I am a newbie with Screenly OSE and RPi here. I am currently using a RPi 4. If you see the developer documentation they provided, it states that it runs on Screenly-server. Does that mean it is running on their server or is it a localhost server? Another question is if Screenly OSE able to run on Linux? Thank you!
There is a bit confusion here. The server referenced in Screenly OSE is simply a component. Everything runs natively directly on the Raspberry Pi.

With regards to running Screenly OSE on a regular Linux host, it should be possible in theory but not something we support at the moment.
Creator of Screenly (Screenly.io), the most popular digital signage solution for the Raspberry Pi and Sonar (databat.io), Google Analytics for the physical world.
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:16 pm

Hi everyone,

After a busy last few weeks, we've now finally merged in all the work we've been doing into the development branch. Because we have essentially reworked a huge chunk of the system, it is expected that we've broken a few things in the process. Thus we'd like to get users in to help us find and fix issues.

Here's a partial list of the new changes:
  • Brand new Chrome (or WebEngine to be precise) based browser, which should be able to render most modern web content
  • We've moved the entire runtime environment into Docker to better compartmentalize components away from the host
  • We've added support for Raspberry Pi 4 Model B
To try this version, simply install Raspbian Buster (Lite) and run:

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$ bash <(curl -sL https://www.screenly.io/install-ose.sh)
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:25 am

Hi everyone,

I've recently been playing around with Screenly OSE on a Pi 3 A+ and have it up an running now on a monitor via HDMI.....but for my project I eventually need a smaller screen.

I have a Hyperpixel 4.0 screen here which I have used before so was wondering if it's possible to use this?

When I used it before, I installed the Hyperpixel on a Pi running Raspbian. Now I'm running Screenly on a SD card which I flashed now, so not sure if I can install the Hyperpixel onto that now? Or if I can start with Raspbian with Hyperpixel install, then do a Screenly install over that? Or neither will work?

All good if not.....it's just a great little screen so was hoping to try it out. Also in case you couldn't tell.....I'm quite new to all this.


Thanks!

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:24 am

Pr3sto wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:25 am
Hi everyone,

I've recently been playing around with Screenly OSE on a Pi 3 A+ and have it up an running now on a monitor via HDMI.....but for my project I eventually need a smaller screen.

I have a Hyperpixel 4.0 screen here which I have used before so was wondering if it's possible to use this?

When I used it before, I installed the Hyperpixel on a Pi running Raspbian. Now I'm running Screenly on a SD card which I flashed now, so not sure if I can install the Hyperpixel onto that now? Or if I can start with Raspbian with Hyperpixel install, then do a Screenly install over that? Or neither will work?

All good if not.....it's just a great little screen so was hoping to try it out. Also in case you couldn't tell.....I'm quite new to all this.


Thanks!
In theory, I see no reason why this would not work. You will need a network connection with Screenly OSE. Beyond that, it seems fairly straight forward based on these (https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/san ... perpixel-4) instruction. Simply put:
I have not tested this myself, but we have used various other similar screens over the years with success.
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Sun Jan 31, 2021 11:12 pm

vpetersson wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:24 am
Pr3sto wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:25 am
Hi everyone,

I've recently been playing around with Screenly OSE on a Pi 3 A+ and have it up an running now on a monitor via HDMI.....but for my project I eventually need a smaller screen.

I have a Hyperpixel 4.0 screen here which I have used before so was wondering if it's possible to use this?

When I used it before, I installed the Hyperpixel on a Pi running Raspbian. Now I'm running Screenly on a SD card which I flashed now, so not sure if I can install the Hyperpixel onto that now? Or if I can start with Raspbian with Hyperpixel install, then do a Screenly install over that? Or neither will work?

All good if not.....it's just a great little screen so was hoping to try it out. Also in case you couldn't tell.....I'm quite new to all this.


Thanks!
In theory, I see no reason why this would work. You will need a network connection with Screenly OSE. Beyond that, it seems fairly straight forward based on these (https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/san ... perpixel-4) instruction. Simply put:
I have not tested this myself, but we have used various other similar screens over the years with success.

Great thanks for the response! I'll try this out and see how I go....

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Mar 03, 2021 10:35 am

vpetersson wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:24 am
Pr3sto wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:25 am
Hi everyone,

I've recently been playing around with Screenly OSE on a Pi 3 A+ and have it up an running now on a monitor via HDMI.....but for my project I eventually need a smaller screen.

I have a Hyperpixel 4.0 screen here which I have used before so was wondering if it's possible to use this?

When I used it before, I installed the Hyperpixel on a Pi running Raspbian. Now I'm running Screenly on a SD card which I flashed now, so not sure if I can install the Hyperpixel onto that now? Or if I can start with Raspbian with Hyperpixel install, then do a Screenly install over that? Or neither will work?

All good if not.....it's just a great little screen so was hoping to try it out. Also in case you couldn't tell.....I'm quite new to all this.


Thanks!
In theory, I see no reason why this would not work. You will need a network connection with Screenly OSE. Beyond that, it seems fairly straight forward based on these (https://learn.pimoroni.com/tutorial/san ... perpixel-4) instruction. Simply put:
I have not tested this myself, but we have used various other similar screens over the years with success.
Hi - just updating that I tried this and was eventually able to get it going. I had issues with the dev version for some reason (it would say installed correctly, but then just restart into Buster lite again). So I tried the standard version and it worked first go! Thank you.

Follow up question - if I follow the same process but with Stretch Lite (2019-04-08 release) instead of Buster lite, should it work?

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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:28 pm

Hallo,
Raspi4 wit the latest Buster
all updates and upgrades are doing
installing screenly OSE developer version over the terminal
manage network = no
full system upgrade = no
localhost : ok=67 changed=21 unreachable=0 failed=0 skipped=18 rescued=0 ignored=0

and?
no website no screenly
This site can't be reached
srly-ose-nginx's server IP dress could not be found

ERR_Name_not_resolved

what can I do?

Pr3sto
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:07 am

Hi all,


I figured out my question above re: using with Stretch Lite (2019-04-08 release), but now have another question now I'm hoping someone can help with?

I have a screen that is 1280x720. We are using it in vertical orientation, and if I play a video that is 720x1280 straight from the Pi (i.e. using VLC) all works as expected (displays in full screen etc.).

When I play the same video using screenly though, I get two black bars down either side. I've tried different resolutions and different screens, but am a little lost as to how to correct this.

I know that omx player has 'aspect mode' commands like letterbox, fill, stretch - but I'm not sure if this a clue or how to change these when running screenly.

I'm sure it's a very easy solve, so any help would be great!!

Pr3sto
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Re: Screenly OSE -- Digital Signage for the Raspberry Pi

Thu Mar 18, 2021 4:04 am

Update:

I tried using omxplayer (without screenly).

When playing default aspect mode (letterbox), I get the same issue as when playing via screenly. If I change to 'stretch' aspect mode though, I get video playing in full screen as intended.

So.....how do I force 'stretch' aspect mode in screenly?

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