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Display TV within a web page

Display TV within a web page


I have been asked by my manager to build a simple application for a presentation screen in reception. It is a 42" lcd that currently either has TV playing or a powerpoint presentation.

They want to use it to display key information, have a scrolling news area and show the TV in the top corner taking about 1/3 of the screen. They want to be able to update this info through a simple web interface so I thought about using Chrome in kiosk mode.

The problem is the TV area, the TV has an aerial input and connection to the network so I could use either the aerial or web tv streaming (prefer aerial though as the office is quite remote and the internet occasionally goes up and down). They want the rest of the page to wrap around the TV section so it is embedded into the page.

Can anyone make any recommendations on how best to go about this?

RE: Display TV within a web page

Unfortunately, unless your TV has a Picture in Picture feature this is not likely to be a doable thing. Or its going to be so impractical to get it done, it won't be worth it.

The Webpage will be coming form either a computer connected to the Tv, or some server somewhere if the Tv is a smart Tv and has a browser built in you can use. The Tv signal comes from the antenna directly into the Tv through a different input port, so there's really no way to mesh them together.

You would probably need a TV capture card on the computer providing the website, and then some type of Activex control on the web page that can access the TV signal from the capture card on the PC.

Your other option would be to embed the TV or cable provider's Tv stream player in the website if they have one.

Phil AKA Vacunita
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RE: Display TV within a web page

Thanks for the reply, I have just checked and it has picture in picture, I can even move the smaller picture to where I want it but can;t change the size.

So, if I have input 1 as a connected pc running the web page, input 2 as the tv image I can create a frame area in the web page and position the PIP over it.

Job done, thanks for the help, sometimes it helps just having someone elses thoughts on things :)

RE: Display TV within a web page

Have you thought about using a Raspberry Pi and Digital Signage software? www dot screenlyapp dot com

RE: Display TV within a web page

Glad it worked out for you.

Phil AKA Vacunita
Ignorance is not necessarily Bliss, case in point:
Unknown has caused an Unknown Error on Unknown and must be shutdown to prevent damage to Unknown.

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