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laptop screen becomes digital picture frame

I am wondering about the possibility of turning the screen of an unused laptop (or another flat screen monitor) into a digital picture frame. I don't have a background in electronics but am pretty good with directions. Audio would be a nice bonus, but is not a necessity.  

Thanks, everyone!!!

Yonatan242 months ago

I think I've seen this before online. Keep in mind that the screen won't last forever and will start to get weaker over time...

Purple Chez (author)  Yonatan242 months ago

thanks!!

Purple Chez (author) 2 months ago

I should elaborate...My Halloween theme this year is
Disney's Haunted Mansion. One of the props I'm planning is the Aging Portrait
in the foyer, usually ID'ed as Master Gracey. I found a youtube video of the
portrait, drew it out to age more slowly and imperceptibly, and put music
behind it. I have a SmartParts digital picture frame that plays videos, but I
cant get any of my Master Gracey files to play on it. Somehow, I want to get
that loop on a screen that I can mount in a spookified, antique frame.