Xibo for Android v2 R207 Available

Xibo for Android v2 R207 Available

Xibo Signage are pleased to announce Xibo for Android v2 R207. This release works with Xibo CMS version 2.x and has legacy mode for versions 1.4, 1.6, 1.7 and 1.8.

Please note: this release contains significant changes to the way content is played. We strongly advise testing this release on a small subset of devices prior to rolling this out to your entire network. If you experience issues with this release please rollback to v2 R206 and contact us.

We have addressed 6 issues in this release:

  • Gapless Playback
  • Local Player Information (hardware key, name). Call the local webserver on /info to get information about the Player.
  • LetsEncrypt root certificate installation on Rooted Devices
  • Improvements to performance with logging
  • Bug: Set a maximum Region count on devices which experience memory usage issues. Layouts will be limited to the configured number of Regions on that device (CMS 2.3.6)
  • Bug: Midway compass points for transitions (North East, North West, etc)

Gapless Playback

Xibo has always done its best to switch between Layouts and Widgets as seamlessly as possible. In the past, device side limitations have prevented a truely seemless switch and often a "black flash" of one or two frames was visible between content.

This release takes further steps to solve this issue and brings around a truely seamless switch between content.

As a result we are also able to connect together some types of transition - for example two images with "fly in" and "fly out" East will both be on the screen at the same time as one moves in and the other out.

Note: some content, such as embedded web pages, are likely to still show some background as they load. We will continue to improve this in future versions.

Gapless playback with videos requires the device to have multiple video decoders. CMS 2.3.6 has a setting in the Display Profile to turn on/off the use of multiple video decoders.

Download

Download Xibo for Android v2 R207.

Download Xibo for Android v2 R207 for DSDevices J18 and J19.

Install / Upgrade

Installation instructions can be found here.

Instructions for upgrading from an earlier release can be found here.

If you have a white label build of the application, the upgrade is available in your account.