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11-20-2013, 05:52 PM
We have a school channel our local cable company has provided for us. I am a new media teacher and want to utilize this channel to advertise the best product that our town puts out. OUR STUDENTS. Right now on channel 12 what we do is put up some pictures(slides) with a software program called MediaPlay. If we want to play video we just add it and then we schedule it to play at certain times and this does seem to work. Our software is outdated as it works only with XP as far as I know and it is rather costly to update. Does anyone know of something that would be a good fit for what we would like to do? I would like to show our student video projects, new broadcasts, classroom pictures of activies going on along with some of the slides of Mission statements our schools need to advertise and any other ideas we come up with along the way. If this makes sense, and you have some ideas, would you please help me out with some suggestions to make this work. Thanks.

11-20-2013, 08:01 PM
Use the source Luke ;) Open source that is . . . .

Linux based open source / free distribution geared specifically for multimedia authors and creators. -> http://www.ubuntustudio.org/

This distribution is packed to the rafters with the best in open source software designed specifically for multimedia.

11-23-2013, 03:07 AM
We use a Leightronix playback system. They are rather pricey and for what we do they don't seem to be as flexible as I'd like, however they may be worth checking out depending upon your system. They have been extremely solid for use, and fairly straightforward to use, also.