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Raspberry Pi Video Looper

Raspberry Pi Video Looper 

Adafruit develop a useful script. It looks the content of a folder and play it in a loop way.

How to install

How to configure


Limitations : you have to edit the video_looper.ini file , The configuration file is stored in the /boot part of the Raspberry Pi's SD card which means you can edit it directly on your computer.

There you can choose

  • the video folder
  • choose if you play from an external USB stick
  • choose between omxplayer and hello video , hello video is a more limited video player but with very fast and seamless looping of videos.
  • To add subtitles, you have to name the subtitle file with the same name but to have the correct extension.

The default video player, omxplayer, can play most videos encoded with the H.264 video codec and in a video format with an extension like .avi, .mov, .mkv, .mp4, or .m4v.  You can even play 720p and 1080p movies because omxplayer will use the Pi's GPU (graphics processing unit) to efficiently play videos!



Difficulty: 1/5


Last updated: April 2017