- For Debian 10 or Ubuntu 18.04 you can compile garlic-player easily with this tutorial.
- On Android activate the "Install from Unknown Sources"
- On macOS disable the app verification for garlic-player
Garlic is a W3C SMIL 3.0 compatible Open Source, and plattform independent Digital Signage Player
The player can be used online and offline. It works with SMIL compatible software like a Digital Signage CMS.
A Digital Signage Player is an important part of a Digital Signage Solution. They have different feature sets and possess more intelligence than the everyday media players we use regulary.
Players for Digital Signage play different content formats like images, videos, web pages as well as widgets. Furthermore, they support multiple monitors and divide screens into different zones. In addition, they offer reporting functions.
Their playlists include complex structures and commands. Most players get their content from the Internet and some can even be administered remotely. Therefore they have to meet high security requirements.
A SMIL Player is a Digital Signage Player which uses the SMIL-Language for creating playlists.
SMIL is a XML dialect which is standardized by the Word Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Exactly like HTML! The language describes playlists, time synchronizations, screen layouts, interactions and a lot more usable magic things for presentations.
SMIL covers nearly every requirement for digital signage and can be extended easily. It is open documentated and can be used by everyone without licenseor NDA hassle.
garlic.sh [options] SMIL_INDEX
-h, --help Displays this help.
-v, --version displays version information.
-m, --windows-mode fullscreen, bigmultiscreen or windowed
-z, --windows-size e.g. 980x540
-s, --screen-select selected screen number.
Arguments: SMIL_INDEX Path to SMIL index
Or visit our CI-Builds directories.
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