We are looking for a solution at my work for playing out video files of various formats. We currently have dedicated broadcast servers for the majority of our needs but they are not great for random files that clients request us to playout. We have to transcode the files and then transfer them onto our closed network servers and it is not easy for most operators.
In looking at caspercg it seems like it would be a great solution but I am wondering about a few things.
Is there a very basic controller that can select a clip, que it up, and play (either direct or at a scheduled time). Basically a VTR like controller that most users would be familiar with? The casper client seems way overkill and I worry that people would mess things up accidentally. We have no current need for any sort of CG or overlays.
Can the casper client be web based vs software installed? Our computer network is pretty locked down and I doubt they will let me install software on every machine that needs it. I can implement a KVM solution if I have to but web gui control would be ideal.