Build your own dedicated Video Player with a TV and an Android PC-on-a-stick

Feb 27, 2013 | 42Gears Team

Prepare a Kiosk Video Player using Surevideo & Miniand's MK803

Videos are a great way to reach out to your customers. Whether its a funky advertisement of your latest product or a presentation for social cause, videos attract more viewers than any other type of media. There was a time when video advertising was considered to be out of reach for most people. High initial investment, configuration and maintenance issues deterred the common businessman from trying it out.

However, encouraging news is that you too can setup video kiosk without burning a hole in your pocket. Kiosk Video Players provide endless possibilities to engage with your customers-

Brand Campaign Product Demo Corporate Presentations
In-store Displays Social Awareness Schools and Colleges


Here we describe how to setup a video kiosk on your own.

Hardware – There are several Android-based MiniPCs available in market. Miniand’s MK803 is one such product with good multimedia capabilities and small form factor, they can be connected to any display screen via HDMI-out option. Available for as low as $70, they are an excellent value for money.

Display – Whether you go for a LCD , LED or a plasma display panel, the type of display you select is absolutely your choice. With the availability of low cost display panels, you can choose any display size depending on your requirement. However, make sure it supports HDMI video input to connect your Android Mini-PC.

Software – You can download a kiosk video player such as SureVideo. SureVideo is a light-weight, easy to setup application which allows you to loop your videos automatically in kiosk mode. You can download a trial copy of SureVideo by clicking here. You can also refer to a blog on how to configure SureVideo.

Once you are done with above steps, all you have to do is copy your videos to SDCard & launch SureVideo. Your kiosk video player is ready for use.


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