Offline Interactive Touch screen Webapp

I have a touch screen interactive display and I want to create a simple interactive program.

Basically the system will have 4 buttons and each button will either play a video or show an image/slide with the ability to back to the home screen.

The system needs to run on a windows computer and ideally we be written in HTML5.

The issue i'm having is knowing how to make it offline.
The reasons for making it offline:
- Making it run as fast as possible
- Internet cannot be relied on.
- playing back videos locally will be faster than via the web.

The ways ive been looking at:
- local webserver on the interactive pc
- caching the webapp locally
- just running the html locally (although i think running javascript locally may cause a few issues).

The html5 webapp will be using javascript / jquery

Could someone please offer some better ideas??

Thanks

Steve
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Julian HansenCommented:
The issue i'm having is knowing how to make it offline.
Why an issue?

Just code the html to reference a relative resource and open the file directly with a web browser.

We do this all the time - you don't have to have a web server serve the file for it to work.
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Julian HansenCommented:
So you have something like this

index.html
        /images
            some images
        /videos
           your videos
        /css
            your stylesheet
        /js
            your javascript

In the html file
<!doctype html>
<html>
<head>
...
<script src="js/jquery.js"></script>
<script src="js/yourscript.js"></script>
...
<link rel="stylesheet" href="css/styles.css" />
...
</head>
<body>
...
<a href="#video1">Button 1</a>
...
</body>
</html>

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Then you have your javascript that when the <a> is clicked it plays the video using a relative location i.e

Now just load index.html directly in the browser as

file://path/to/index.html

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videos/video1.mpg

Open in new window

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Steve TinsleyAuthor Commented:
Do you not find that the browser shows a security error because of this??
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Julian HansenCommented:
Why would it?
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