Four Winds: Deployment Behavior Options

Question

What are the different Deployment Behavior options in Four Winds?

Answer

Below is some additional detail on the various Deployment Behaviors in Four Winds.

Copy resource to the player machine when deploying 

  • Ideal for:
    • 1920x1080 pixel images.
    • Template or Layout files (XML, XSL) that are unlikely to change.
    • PowerPoint files 
    • PDFs

**This Deployment Behavior is always the default and typically works when total playlist and deployment file size is not too large. 

Don't copy this resource; use the network location

  • Ideal for:
    • When referencing content on a website (i.e. YouTube).
      • Users may want to check Request may cause server state change, so result should never be cached, so that content should not be cached. 
    • Dynamic content that frequently changes throughout the day.
      • Users may want to check Request may cause server state change, so result should never be cached, so that content should not be cached. 
    • Videos 
      • Media player on Content Player/sign must be able to play with it. Media players already installed on these machines are: Windows Media Player and VLC Player. 
      • Videos typically require more storage space.
    • With Content Feeds (i.e. Adobe Experience Manager/AEM).

Let player download resource and check for updates

  • Ideal for:
    • Videos or larger files (use sparingly).
    • Live Data or dynamic text
      • This content type is used in some areas on campus (i.e. Dining menus), but may require layout adjustment and programming (XML, XSL, CSV) to setup.
    • Small Content Feeds

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Article ID: 71604
Created
Wed 2/6/19 4:34 PM
Modified
Wed 10/9/19 12:37 PM