Repeat Signage V4 help

Creating shortcuts and command line parameters

Help home


These examples assume that you installed Repeat Signage in the default folder of "C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage".  If you installed to another location then you will need to alter the location of the RepeatSignage.exe in the examples.

IMPORTANT NOTE - In the Standalone edition of Repeat Signage, you can only display presentations the primary monitor even if you have more than 1 monitor attached to your system.  The command line parameters for displaying on a second monitor will not work with the Standalone edition.  Same goes if you try to spread a presentation across 2 monitors.

Command line parameters

 

When starting Repeat Signage you can pass optional parameter to the program.  For example, to play a presentation from the command line:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "<filename>" "<monitornumber2>"

 

for example:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp"

(The above plays the presentation on the main monitor)

 

or

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp" "2"

(The above plays the presentation on the second monitor on a multiple monitor computer)

 

or

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp" "1,2"

(The above plays the presentation spread between the first and second monitors on a multiple monitor computer)

 

 

To edit a presentation use the /edit switch :

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp" /edit

 

or

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp"  /edit "2"

 

or

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp"  /edit "1,2"

 

To play a play list then the syntax is exactly the same:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPlayList.rspl" 

 

To edit a play list:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPlayList.rspl" /edit

 

 

To play the default presentation or play list from the settings screen (which can be set to start with Windows), use the /autorun switch:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe /autorun

 

If your run Repeat Signage and it crashes prior to opening the main screen, you can run Repeat Signage in debug mode to identify where the error occurred.  Repeat Signage is dependent on several third party pieces of software and rarely there is a crash on load.  You can use the following command line to start Repeat Signage in debug mode:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe /debug

 

The debug mode will display a series of message boxes that tell you what part of the program it has gotten to.  You need to note the last message prior to it crashing and contact support with that information so that they can then identify and fix the program.

 

Displaying a Repeat Signage presentation to just an area of the screen

You can display a Repeat Signage presentation or playlist to just part of the screen.  For example, on a 1920x1080 screen, you could display 4 x 1080x540 pixel presentations to each quarter of the screen.  This is done by specifying screen co-ordinates with the command line:

Top left of a 1920x1080 screen:

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe 0,0,960,540 "C:\data\Presentation1.rsp"                        

Bottom left of a 1920x1080 screen:

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe 0,540,960,1080 "C:\data\Presentation2.rsp"

Top right of a 1920x1080 screen:

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe 960,0,1080,540 "C:\data\Presentation3.rsp"

Bottom left of a 1920x1080 screen:

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe 960,540,1920,1080 "C:\data\Presentation4.rsp"

There is currently no user-interface for doing this with in Repeat Signage.  A batch file could be created it you needed to do this (make sure each line in the batch file has 'START ' before the command).  Please note is that each presentation is a completely separate, so to close these down to need to right mouse click each presentation and select 'Exit' from the menu.

 

Monitor numbers

 

Monitor 1 is always the primary screen, Monitor 2 is the second screen on a dual monitor system, etc.  Start Repeat Signage from the start menu and it will display the screens on your system and their numbering.  If you want to play a presentation designed to play over multiple monitors, then you can use "1,2", "1,2,34", etc, so to specify exactly which monitors a presentation will play over.

 

Creating a shortcut to play a particular presentation

 

Create a Windows shortcut (right mouse click an empty space on the Windows Desktop, then right mouse click and click on 'New' then 'Shortcut'). Then add the following to as your target:

 

C:\Program Files\RepeatSignage\RepeatSignage.exe "C:\data\MyPresentation.rsp" "2"

 

You will need to alter this with the name of your presentation and the target monitor number.