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by Tumerboy
Fri Jun 21, 2013 6:25 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Thanks for the help Ken, that did what I was looking for. Only problem is the noticeable black pause between image/video and video/image. Though I don't think there's much that can be done about that?
by Tumerboy
Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

OK, I'll try that.
I have separate images of the last frame of the video already.

So it would be Image>Video>Image>Video>Image, etc
Just want it to pause on each image, and trying to make the transitions between each as seamless as I can.
by Tumerboy
Wed Jun 19, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

So, thanks to your help, I've gotten a video to play, pause, and loop. I've got a photo slideshow that loops through some images, and can be paused. My next attempt was to make a multimedia presentation. Here's how I envisioned it in my head: Presentation starts on an image. Pressing next plays a sh...
by Tumerboy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:38 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How bad is it to power cycle the Pi without proper shutdown?
Replies: 7
Views: 4177

Re: How bad is it to power cycle the Pi without proper shutd

Cool. The plan is to have multiple kiosks, with each showing different things using PiPresents. But all of the different presentations are stored on USB sticks, so the base SD card image will be the same for every kiosk. It will be easy enough to make a few extra SD cards to have on hand, and have t...
by Tumerboy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:22 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How bad is it to power cycle the Pi without proper shutdown?
Replies: 7
Views: 4177

Re: How bad is it to power cycle the Pi without proper shutd

Ya, I was thinking if the only ill effects are eventual filesystem corruption, it'll be trivial to make an image of the "clean" version, and then just reload the SD image when needed. So long as that "when needed" is something like, every few months, not, every other day. If the Pi or the SD card it...
by Tumerboy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Beginners
Topic: How bad is it to power cycle the Pi without proper shutdown?
Replies: 7
Views: 4177

How bad is it to power cycle the Pi without proper shutdown?

I'm working on a Pi based kiosk for a museum I work with. It's a nice idea to say that it's just left on at all times, but in reality, it will need to be shut down/restarted periodically. While I know how to shut it down properly, and then restart it, others at the museum will not, and I don't think...
by Tumerboy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

I ended up wiring up one button to both GPIO inputs (with resistors on each) and it's working like I'd wanted. I have one button that both starts the Video medialist, and can pause/play the video, and the slideshow.
by Tumerboy
Fri Jun 07, 2013 6:50 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?

Seems to be working as I had hoped, and no mysterious blue smoke as yet.
by Tumerboy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?

Thanks guys, I'll try wiring it up tonight. Appreciate the help.
by Tumerboy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 2:46 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Re: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?

Not sure I follow you on your first point. . . ? I'm using PiPresents to make a video kiosk for a museum I work with. PiPresents has certain GPIO pins already coded to certain keystrokes. I want to trigger two of those keystrokes from a single button press, but I'm not a programmer, and didn't want ...
by Tumerboy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:49 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Thanks again, I got my two projects working using duplicate names on different flash drives, and the -o /media/BLAH/ argument.
by Tumerboy
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:00 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?
Replies: 6
Views: 1831

Wiring one button to two GPIO Inputs?

I know little of electrical engineering, so I'm curious if there would be any harm in wiring one button to two separate GPIO inputs? The button currently just connects ground to the GPIO input. The new one would connect ground to both simultaneously (when pressed). Is this a bad idea? If so, why? Th...
by Tumerboy
Wed Jun 05, 2013 5:28 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Apparently indentation does matter in the XML file. I de-indented each line by 2 spaces, and the window top bar no longer displays! I've got to get a couple of small thumb drives I can use to mess with to see about swapping profiles via that method. To clarify, I would have pipresents installed on t...
by Tumerboy
Tue Jun 04, 2013 6:46 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Thanks for the ideas. Yes, I'm using the default Raspbian Wheezy build I think. I can check when I get home.
by Tumerboy
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:31 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Oh, also I did check on lxde-rc.xml, and this is the very end of the file: . . . # end of the example --> <application name="fspipresents"> <decor>no</decor> </application> </applications> </openbox_config> the top bar of the PiPresents window is still visible. Another question. In my Kiosk, I was p...
by Tumerboy
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Ok, so either way, if I rewire my button to the PIR pin, or if I edit line 257 of pp_mediashow.py, that will have to be done custom for each box right? I'll give you a little background on this. I volunteer with a local non-profit museum, and what I'd like to make is a single, reproducible kiosk, wh...
by Tumerboy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Thanks! I'll try it out tonight.

And yes, I'm using '-f bottom' when I run the script.
by Tumerboy
Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Cool thanks! I did sort out my photos, but with 50 of them, it took a while doing up/down. The photo slideshow is working well, thanks for the help. My next project is to have a single video that starts paused, and upon button press, will play once, and then go back to the start, paused again. I've ...
by Tumerboy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:19 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Ok, I seem to have gotten it working. Using the Exhibit template, I have photo slideshow, as a single show/medialist, that goes through 40 something photos. Setting each photo to a duration of 3 works great, cycles through each image, and loops back to the start. Setting a photo to a duration of 2, ...
by Tumerboy
Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:02 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Ok, I've tried cloning the exhibit profile, and I can traverse through images by button press, but the slideshow won't go on it's own. I've set the show to "start" and "auto" progression. . . ? Also, is there a way to import a directory of files as tracks, and have them come in in any kind of order?...
by Tumerboy
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor centres
Replies: 331
Views: 104252

Re: Pi Presents: A display package for museums & visitor cen

Hi all, I just found PiPresents, and have been messing around with it a bit. I'm attempting to make a photo slideshow. I used the editor to make a clone of the "liveshow" profile. I renamed things to my slideshow, and added a directory full of photos, but when I go to run it (sudo python /home/pi/pi...
by Tumerboy
Fri May 31, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: seamless looping
Replies: 138
Views: 94642

Re: seamless looping

Just as an update, PiPresents seems to be exactly what I needed! Thank you very much Nolman!
by Tumerboy
Thu May 30, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: seamless looping
Replies: 138
Views: 94642

Re: seamless looping

Uh, I guess it technically doesn't have to loop, but if it doesn't, then when the video is done playing, it just dumps me back to the desktop with a terminal window. Not something I really want to show off in the museum. I'm not sure how I'd have it display an image between videos, and have it all s...
by Tumerboy
Thu May 30, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Graphics, sound and multimedia
Topic: seamless looping
Replies: 138
Views: 94642

Re: seamless looping

Nolman, I'm trying to make a video kiosk, for a small museum I work for. The idea is that we'd sprinkle these kiosks throughout the collection. As a tour guide lead a tour through the collection, they'd come upon a kiosk, which would be paused at the start of the video. The guide would press a butto...

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