You’ll find links to version specific FAQs at the bottom of this page.
Both Screenly OSE and Screenly Pro require:
Screenly Pro also requires:
Screenly OSE also requires:
The quickest way to get started is to purchase a pre-configured Screenly device from our partner Pi Supply:
These kits include everything you need to get started with Screenly.
Alternatively, you can purchase the hardware directly from one of the official resellers listed on the Rasperry Pi website.
In theory you could, but it isn’t supported.
If you’re using Screenly OSE, you have access to the source code and you could attempt to port it to any platform you like. In particular Debian-based systems should not be too difficult.
Both Screenly OSE and Screenly Pro support three types of assets: images, videos and websites.
The most popular image formats are supported, such as PNG, JPG, and GIF.
Image formats such as BMP however is not supported.
When you prepare images make sure they are as close as possible to 1920x1080px.
Screenly Pro supports all major video formats and automatically encodes them for the best possible playback fidelity on your screen.
Screenly OSE (or the underlaying video player, omxplayer) is pretty picky abut video content. In order for videos to be properly played, they must be encoded as H264 MPEG4 videos. If not, it’s likely that the videos won’t show up at all.
As long as you properly encode your videos, Screenly OSE can handle 1080p videos beautifully.