Movie Looper for the Rasberry Pi using USB drive for storage
Setup USB media
sudo mkdir /media/usb #One time USB device mount sudo mount -t vfat /dev/sda /media/usb #Keep USB device sudo vim /etc/fstab #Add to fstab /dev/sda /media/usb vfat rw,user,defaults 0 2 sudo mount /media/usb
Ensure omxplayer is installed.
sudo apt-get install omxplayer -y
Install files on USB media:
autoplay-mp4.sh -> file used to write playlist file and start video loop
play-mp4.sh -> use for startup via cronjob
stop-mp4.sh -> stop all videos via kill
control.sh -> stop/start movie
www -> web interface
Can play movies continuously on boot or respond to commands
Store movies and scrips on a old thumb drive and play at boot
Turn your old TV into a movie player or play your favorite videos or songs
Web interface has visual representation of video size, commenting on videos and start stop control
Can also play mp3 files and make digital video frame
Future ideas include collaborative movie editing and viewing
Working RasberryPi2, Raspbian 8
Thumb drive, HDMI cable, Old TV
Projector - optional
Wifi USB device - optional for web interface
Example Flashcard Contents:
DIR: /media/usb -> autplay-mp4.sh -> play-mp3.sh -> play-mp4.sh -> stop-mp4.sh -> control.sh -> video -> featured -> main video playlist [Add first videos here!] raw-footage -> your recently recorded movies relax -> your relaxing meditate movies
Run (via ssh on pi)
sudo apt-get install screen -y screen bash /media/usb/autoplay-mp4.sh # Stop bash /media/usb/stop-mp4.sh
Movie Playlists: Order and continuously play movies
Web Interface: See what video is playing and comment/rate video
Show footage on TV with friends while editing
Review recorded GoPro Videos
Portable Movie player
Recycle (what is old is new again)
Put your movies and files on a USB flash device using structure above.
Install cronjob to autoplay movies at reboot change location if needed, comment out.
Start at boot (optional)
as pi user crontab -e
#MEDIAPI AUTOPLAY AT BOOT # @reboot bash -x /media/usb/autoplay-mp4.sh > /media/usb/autoplay-mp4.out #MEDIAPI CONTROL # * * * * * bash -x /media/usb/control.sh > /media/usb/control.out
Install Web Interface:
- Install apache, php, setup wifi, permissions on web folder
sudo apt-get install apache2 php5 -y
- Deploy files to MediaPi (deploy.sh)
#remove old html file
- Control via web interface, start, stop, comment
Q) How do I boot up normally and not play videos?
A) Remove the usb stick
Q) How to stop the videos while playing?
A) ssh to the mediapi: echo “stop” > /tmp/play-mp4.txt or use web interface
Q) Does this require X running?
A) No does not require X (although it will work either way)