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    Computer Setup on Media Scheduling

    Open to anyone who can help me out!!

    The Objectives:
    Setup and configure a computer (networkly) that can store media (VHS/ DVD) that is transfered to a hard drive and to be setup differently each day or a set schedule (monday to saturday) to show on 2 different TV monitors.

    What I have so far...
    • Computer that is network ready, 360GB HDD, 2GB RAM, XP Pro, ethernet cable, and power cable.
    • Connections to the VHS/DVD combo to feed to 2 TV monitors.
    • DVD Burner.
    • 2
    TV Monitors.

    I'm a bit confused in putting this all together...actually this is my first time and I think the only way I'll learn is learning from any of you.

    I have a computer ready...I just need to know what software or other hardware devices that I will need to install in this computer or externally to make this work. I'm also looking into a converter or hardware device to convert VHS tapes to DVD or VHS tapes directly to a PC computer. These are the media resources that the organization had invested into 5+ years ago and are looking into making everything digital. If any of you have any ideas or proposed solutions please let me know.

    Any comments or opinions that you might have is greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!

    aphseeker

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    I used to use a product from www.scala.com for a similar application. I don't know if they have anything that fits your needs completely but they would be worth a look. Scala is an old company with a good reputation.
    Dave Owen
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    What is your full target media and market? Will this need to run 24/7? What is your budget?
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    RE: tonsofpcs

    "tonsofpcs: What is your full target media and market? Will this need to run 24/7? What is your budget?"

    Our company's target is health care...for better education and culturally to all of our patients old and new. Each language/s are important because in house we provide at least 10 languages for all ranges for our patients.

    Market: Pretty much everyone that needs health care needs in the Los Angeles/ Hollywood area.

    No. It doesn't need to run 24/7. It will be shown in two different waiting room area, but in 2 or 3 years there are plans for expanding to another building and it will also be a health care facility.

    Budget: Right now there isn't any. Once I have all of the information then I bring it to our board of directors then it is up to them to make a final decision especially on a budget for this kind of project.

    Thanks,
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    You can handle this with vlc's vlm features and a few networked pcs for displays. It will take some time to read the manual on your part, but the cost is nil.
    Eric Adler (tonsofpcs)
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    vlc and vlm

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    You can handle this with vlc's vlm features and a few networked pcs for displays. It will take some time to read the manual on your part, but the cost is nil.
    Can you clarify on what's vlc and vlm?

    Thanks,
    aphseeker

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    scala

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    I used to use a product from www.scala.com for a similar application. I don't know if they have anything that fits your needs completely but they would be worth a look. Scala is an old company with a good reputation.

    Dave - Thanks. I've been looking into scala already.

    Thanks,
    aphseeker

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    VLC is a free (and excellent) media player, sort of like windows media player.

    VLM's (VideoLAN Manager) one of the feature of VLC, supports multiple streaming.
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    I know of something

    I have just what it sounds like you need. It is called My Scheduler from Media Pig. It is located at mediapigsuite.com where you can also read before hand about how it works.

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