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For anyone else who is interested, I wanted a way to have photos load directly into a Media Tile, but I wanted it to change or randomize based on my own intervals. I put together a script that I run every 10 minutes on my local Synology which looks at my photo folder, randomly selects a picture, saves it to a local folder with a set filename, and I can then point the Media Tile at.
The Media Tile can be pointed at a static URL, and in the background the script does all the heavy lifting. The tile just needs to know how often to reload which is dependent on how often you run the script to change the photo.
Let me know if you have any comments or questions.
I wrote a script for creating a countdown image. I wanted to be able to supply a date (or dates), and then have a countdown that updates each day. You do need somewhere to run the script and a PC that can be a web server (most can do this without to much issue).
You can pick the date, adjust the font, the font size, and even add a background image to the tile if you want.
First, if this type of post isn't permitted please remove it, thank you.
I’m working on a simple application (it's free) that works like a web server for photos for ActionTiles. Basically you copy this application into a directory and point an ActionTiles Media Tile to the applications IP address. The Application will serve up either a specific requested photo, or if you specify random.jpg it will serve a random photo from the directory.
You can also (optionally) specify different directories for different tablets etc. So you could have vacation photos served to the kitchen tablet, while your spouse gets photos of the kids and the garage tablet shows hunting and car photos all while the ActionTiles media tile points to a single local Web URL.
Photos can be: jpg, jpeg, gif and png.
Example directory layout:
The Application Interface:
If anyone has an interest in this local photo server and wants to help in beta testing this please let me know.
I’m working on this in my spare time so response from me could be slow at times as I work full time.
What this program doesn’t do:
Slideshow the photos in sequence (they are randomly presented).
Access directories outside of its own directory.
Charge for it's use (It's beggar ware)
Have an Apple version.
Media tile that can be configured with two or more URL’s such that the tile rotates among the multiple images every ‘n’ seconds. Would enable rotating among multiple video cameras on a single tile, or rotating between video camera and weather images, for example.
Is it possible to add a stream of photos to a tile?
I have photos in Apple iCloud and would like to have a rotation of images in a tile next to some Smartthings controls to build a dashboard come photo frame.
I have tried the urls for the shared iCloud albums, and also the urls for a DakBoard i also use, but i can't get ActionTiles/Smartthings on the same screen.
New to ActionTiles and I can't seem to figure out how to get my Bloomsky Weather Picture to show up? I have it setup as a device in SmartThings and I am getting the readings from the Bloomsky but I don't see where I can add the image. Is this possible?
Got my Skybell connected (thanks). It now shows the camera icon and when I push it it says "capturing image". This is great but all I see is the default camera icon. It never showst the image from the camera.
I thought actiontiles showed me the captured image on the dash? I don't have an image just an icon. I know skybell won't send actiion tiles a live feed video.
I've got a couple of media tiles (static image with 10s refresh time). I've noticed that when I first load up the panel the initial image is one from several days ago - it takes until the first refresh (i.e. 10 seconds) to load the correct image. Also, every so often on a refresh cycle it reverts back to the 'old' image for one cycle, before properly refreshing again.
I have a media tile for national radar and it doesn't seem to update on its own. If I refresh the browser it updates but not otherwise. The one on the left is SmartTiles and the right is ActionTiles, screenshot taken side by side. I have tried adjusting the refresh rate without any luck.
Thanks everyone for your patience with this problem, your helpful symptom and diagnostic details, and your validations / verification of the fix we implemented in ActionTiles v6.2.4.
While there's a chance there are still some remaining or new glitches with similar symptoms to this Topic; we're going to close this one off and start with a clean slate.
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