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omxplayer is the software responsible for the actual video playing. Toni, from Adafruit, created some sort of wrapper to it to make our lives easier. I would take a look at its documentation because I believe there should be a way to do the random playing...
Hi, this is such a GREAT idea. Thank you for sharing. Thanks to the Arduino Nano I have in the timer, reprogramming it to do what you just said should be easy. Will work on that.
Toni, from Adafruit, did an amazing job in documenting and creating a fully automated script to install the video-looping code in the raspberry. The beauty of it is that you don't need to know how to code!! You can get the video-looping working in a no time. You're right: I only needed the adaptor because I was using an old monitor. If your has the HDMI port, you can skip the adaptor.
I hear you!! They do have movies and full series episodes there too.... most of my files are commercials though.
Obrigado! Thanks Leo! My next step is to add some other shows that are not public domain, but for which I own DVDs of some great shows like Twilight Zone and I Love Lucy. Good ol' times!
that would be great!!! glad I could help. I got some electronic tubes from an old radio, and having them sitting on my desktop is no good for me: now I want to do some project with them....
I truly hope he can build you one with the instructions I made available here! If not, I'm sure there should be a nice Maker space around to help you out!
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