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traffic cam tile keeps on expiring?

johnnytlee 2 years ago in Media Tiles / Weather & Traffic • updated by Terry (ActionTiles) (Co-Founder) 1 year ago 7

i see people's tile setups with traffic cams. the ones i found like on sigalert or trafficland work initially but then after a few hours the image expires. anyone find a better source or a way to keep the traffic cam images from expiring?

Waiting for Customer
  • Do you have it set as a "static image" (we're renaming this to "Still Image (snapshot) or GIF"?
  • You should.
  • Then you can set a Refresh Interval (in seconds). It can be a large number... 1800 seconds = 30 minutes.

1. yup. i went to media and it's set as a static image.

as an example, i went to trafficland. pulled up an image of traffic. right click and saved image address. gave me this url:


http://ie.trafficland.com/15848/full?system=trafficland-www&pubtoken=0202b8ce3b7d1954ea81340ab21a35e9cc4a30bbb422d1fbba2b8ccdadeaad89&refreshRate=2000&cache=71236


or even if i pull it from siglalert:

https://ie.trafficland.com/15848/huge?system=sigalert&pubtoken=dd634c420ca4b9477805222ecbba67b2c9bae30ea2f3626a2a01c9fab134bce6&refreshRate=2000


eventually those all time out.


Thanks!

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We have a possible fix pending deployment.


Cross fingers!

Waiting for Customer
  • What do you mean by "time out"?
  • What refresh rate did / do you use in ActionTiles?
  • These feeds already seem to have a built-in "refreshRate" parameter... I wonder if that is causing a conflict...

if you click on the links above, you'll see the Error 401: image expired that i see on my tiles.

i tried different refresh rates...30 seconds to like 50 minutes and all eventually get the image expired screen.


i tried to strip out some of the parameters but the image wouldn't show after that.


thanks!

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Answered: Discussion Open

Oh... There's nothing we can do about that... This is an image source specific problem.


They are building a TOKEN into the image URL so that you are purposefully prevented from embedding it into a web page like ActionTiles!

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