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No issues at all. I tried this video loop program on the Pi Zero, Pi 2 and 3. It works fine on all three of them!! Feel free to use whatever you have at hand. As per the speaker... I got a super cheap one at Value Village. I'm playing super old B&W shows, so the sound is really not good which matches the speakers I have :-) I would go with the cheapest PC speakers you could find. Another solution is to use a LCD TV rather than the Monitor, to save the work of setting up audio... Happy to chat about it in person any Thu night (open house nights at Snoco Makers)
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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.
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 hear you!! They do have movies and full series episodes there too.... most of my files are commercials though.
Actually the loop code does exactly that: It will loop ALL videos in the thumbdrive. I have 176 short videos and it will play them all before going back to the first one again! On top of this, nothing prevents you from having several different thumb drives and exchange them.... Have fun!!!
That's exactly why I built my own... It was a tradeoff: the real deal is very expensive... :-(
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