A generic playlist, called normal-demo.sos, is automatically opened when the
SOS Stream GUI is started. To open a user-generated playlist, click on the
“File” menu and select “Open Playlist.” In the window that appears, select the
playlist that you would like to use.
All of the playlists are saved in the directory /home/sos/sosrc for the user
sos and /home/sosdemo/sosrc for the user sosdemo. If a playlist contains
errors, a warning message will pop up with the names of the offending datasets
and the paths that they use. Clicking on a dataset in the playlist will load it
on the sphere. The dataset bar will turn yellow while loading, and then turn
green if it loads properly or red if it is unable to load.
If you make changes to your playlist while it is open, it will not
automatically reflect those changes. You will need to reload the playlist by
clicking the “Reload Current Playlist” button in the “File” menu.
In this mode, the system will run through the playlist on an automatic timer.
To turn on Autorun, click “Autorun” under the “File” menu. In Autorun mode, the
system will display each dataset for a default three minutes unless otherwise
specified in the playlist.
To do this you can use the buttons across the top of the window, the commands
in the “Control” menu or the keyboard. The buttons across the top of the window
are similar to those on a VCR. There is a timeline across the top with a slider
bar to indicate the frame number of the dataset. You can move the slider bar
around with the mouse to fast forward or fast backward through the dataset. The
commands in the “Control” menu provide all the same functions as the buttons
across the top. The controls for the keyboard are listed the right side of the
commands in the “Control” menu. The most common keyboard commands are the up and
down arrows that allow you to move through the selected playlist, and the space
bar which pauses and plays the datasets.
For complete information, see the SOS Remote App
Manual. In order to connect
the Remote App to the SOS system, it must either be on the same Wi-Fi network
as the SOS system or paired using Bluetooth. Refer to the Network
in the Operation and System Administration
for specifics of the network. The SOS Remote App is freely available through
the Apple App Store for download onto Apple devices.
Once the iPad is connected, a user has the option to load a playlist, navigate
through a playlist, tilt and orient the sphere, browse through the library,
draw on the sphere and much more. On the iPad, along the bottom of the page
there are four tabs: “Presentation”, “Data Catalog”, “Playlist Builder”, and