Any suggestion to improve your Pix-Star?

play video, preferably from folder of mixed photos and video

I store folders of mixed photo and short video clips (like from a vacation). It would be nice if when I select that folder to play a slideshow, the frame play BOTH the photos and video clips that are in the same folder. I don't think video is currently supported, but wouldn't that be cool to see a mixed photo and video slideshow?

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      • Richard Bourne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I love my new Pix-Star Wi-Fi frame. I too would like to be able to play a folder of intermixed folders and video. It would be great if I could then upload videos to a web folder. I just tried that, and got a message that video filetypes are not supported for uploading. I hope that is changed.

      • Gillian Milbourne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I had two video clips on my frame but they soon went in go slow motion so I had to delete them which was a shame. Video would be good

      • Lynda Guillemette commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bonjour, je viens de recevoir mon cadre numérique WiFi, la premiere caractérisque qui a penché à l'achat de ce cadre numérique c,est que ce cadre pouvait lire les vidéo MP4, J'ai le son lmais pas le vidéo, je suis vraiment déçue. Merci de me répondre

      • Phil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Best idea would be to process video through mypixtar website and convert it to a compatible format to be displayed

      • Michael James commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        An option to play sound or not would also be nice. No need scaring the grandparents with voices coming from inside the house. :-)

      • dennis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Video is a great idea but super challenging with the various formats, frame sizes, aspect ratios, frame rates, field orders, bit rates... etc. just to support HD playback from apple devices alone across versions.. iphone 3, 4, 5, 6 ... would require different player capabilities. perhaps if Pix-Star stuck to two or three popular video formats it would work for most devices but my guess is that this would present a support nightmare. Perhaps an web integration point with youtube might work better but streaming video wirelessly across home networks presents a different set of challenges. Don't get me wrong, I'm a strong vote for adding video capability but do understand the reluctance.

      • Robin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. I have digital photo frame that supported video that was purchased over 7 years ago, but it doesn't have the wifi features of this device.

        It doesn't matter to me if it automatically plays the video from the folder being displayed, just have the video stored for easy access. I really want one central location for all my memories.

        Please let me know when this will be available. I will wait to purchase.

      • Sylvia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've researched other frames and they don't provide the services you do. The ease of e-mailing a picture over and having them uploaded to my frame is a convenience that keeps me using the frames. Past frames where I had to hook the frame to the computer are no longer used. With smartphones taking quality pictures and videos, we have the convenience now to take short video clips of special moments. I would LOVE to by a frame for Pictures and/or Video. I imagine a time when I'm at home and I'm looking at a video of something that happened years ago (not just a picture). I hope you would consider making a frame that loads pictures and video or just video.

      • Colin Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree. Consider how Instagram recently added video clip functionality to its service. The same would be great for Pix-Star frames.

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