Can a digital picture frame slideshow include videos?
The Pix-Star digital picture frame slideshow support video playback and can even be set to play the video files accompanying audio. Pix-Star’s frames can receive videos by USB/SD card or from the Pix-Star Snap mobile app. You can set the frame to include videos in slideshows via the slideshow settings page. This can also be done within the current slideshow by pressing the “Menu” button and navigating down to “Slideshow options”.
It’s worth noting that not all of the top digital picture frames support video playback – and even fewer let you include videos in slideshows. For example, Nixplay and Skylight digital picture frames require you to pay for the “Plus” premium subscription plan to unlock video sending and playback. Dragon Touch’s frames only let you play 30-second video clips (compared to Pix-Star’s 2-minutes) and Aura frames don’t support video or audio playback.
How to remotely start a digital picture frame slideshow?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frames let you remotely start & manage slideshows via the Pix-Star web interface. This feature is great for families as you can choose which sources to play the slideshow from (e.g., linked web album from Facebook, photo-mail, etc.). You only need online and registered Pix-Star frames and access to your frame’s web dashboard via the Pix-Star web interface (accessed through an internet browser).
Here you can remotely configure your frame and start slideshows from anywhere in the world – and for up to 25 connected Pix-Star frames (via the multi-frame account). Once a slideshow has been started, you can adjust some of the slideshow settings remotely and manage the motion sensor so that the frame wakes up when movement is detected in the room.
Pix-Star’s remote-control feature is quite comprehensive and unique, with very few other frames offering a combatively similar feature. It’s excellent for families and elderly users as you can control who sees when & when – all without them having to lift a finger.
What settings do digital picture frame slideshows offer?
Premium digital picture frames have more versatile slideshows than any other range. For example, most cheap and mid-range digital picture frames don’t let you adjust the play order or the frequency at which photos are displayed in slideshows. Additionally, they usually only offer very limited stylistic effects and transition speeds.
On the other hand, the best digital picture frames like the Pix-Star offer versatile slideshows that can be remotely started and managed. You have control over the play order and frequency of photos in slideshows and can even include videos (with or without their recorded audio). There are plenty of stylistic effects like transition types, photo collages, smart-fill to remove black space around photos, and much more. You can also delete, rotate, and edit photos with some of the top digital frames.
Pix-Star’s frames are unique in that you can adjust slideshow settings without leaving the slideshows. Alternatively, you can start and manage slideshows remotely via the web interface. Here you can change stylistic effects, manage slideshow sources, and more.
Can I play music over digital picture frame slideshows?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frames let you play music over slideshows – though the music files need to be selected from a connected USB/SD card. This is not a universally offered feature and isn’t something that the digital frame focuses on – it’s more of a bonus feature that makes slideshows a little more immersive.
Additionally, you can play web music and radio stations over slideshows. You need to make sure you can connect to the radio first and that the station you’ve selected is available in your region. Pix-Star’s frames are unique in that they can connect to external speakers for an enhanced slideshow experience. Since the inbuilt speakers aren’t very loud or full, connecting to external speakers or headphones greatly improves the audio quality – though this isn’t always necessary.
Do Pix-Star’s digital picture frames have good slideshows?
Pix-Star’s digital picture frames are some of the most versatile and user-friendly digital frames on the market. When you consider their price point and robust features – particularly the famous Pix-Star slideshows – there aren’t many frames on market with better value for money. Today, Pix-Star’s frames are easily one of the most desirable premium frames with a feature set and real-world performance to rival the best.
Pix-Star’s frames are especially well-known for their versatile slideshows. You have almost total control of how and when photos and videos appear in slideshows. Pix-Star’s frames let you control both the play order and frequency of photos. For example, you can set the frame to show photos from the past “x” number of days more frequency – or set it to exclusively show these photos.
Pix-Star’s frames are unique in that videos can be included in slideshows. These videos can even be set to play muted when included, and you can further control which files and folders to videos are stored in. Videos can be sent to the Pix-Star frame by USB/SD card or through the Pix-Star Snap mobile app from anywhere in the world.
Slideshows are highly customizable and a smart-fill feature lets you choose what to do with photos that use up less than a set percentage of the display space. This helps to avoid photos being boxed into the center of the display – an issue that many 16:9 and 16:10 digital frames struggle heavily with.
Pix-Star’s digital picture frames use a 4:3 aspect ratio that perfectly matches the aspect ratio that most smartphones capture photos in. This means that photos will use up the entire display, further enhancing immersion and avoiding distorted images. You can manually adjust the frame’s brightness and color settings to further improve the display’s picture to suit any situation or occasion.
Finally, Pix-Star’s remote-control feature lets you remotely start and manage slideshows from anywhere in the world. This is done through the web interface and gives you almost the same level of control over the frame as you would using the frame in person.
Additionally, slideshow settings can be adjusted without having to exit the slideshow – and all incoming photo-mail can be set to automatically display immediately in the current slideshow. It’s an excellent digital picture frame for the modern home & family, offering one of the most immersive and natural viewing experiences on today’s market.