This is the second blog entry about Xibo, in case you have missed the first you can read XIBO: An Open Source Digital Signage Server/Client to make yourself familiar with Xibo and learn how to install it in a Windows XP computer.
The video below shows how to create a layout with a background, different zones with videos, images, html pages and an RSS feed and schedule it for a specific Xibo player.
Here’s the resulting output in Xibo’s player. (The audio does not match. Since I had some problems during recording, I simply used a background music instead).
You can get obtain free backgrounds at the Layout exchange section of Xibo’s website.
We used Blue Boxes – 1920×1080 – for the background image of our tutorial.
The RSS Feed is http://twitter.com/statuses/user_timeline/114751985.rss from CNXSoft twitter account.
Xibo only supports the following video containers: wmv, avi, mpg and mpeg. So if you download some youtube videos (mp4 format) you’ll need to convert them with tools such as WINFF to convert the video to a format supported by Xibo.
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.