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Thu May 18, 2017 7:19 pm

Hi all: I have an issue where I need to take a mp4 video and loop within raspbian. The code have so far in lxterminal is:

omxplayer -o local --loop /home/pi/Videos/3Brothers.mp4

I have it looping already, but need it to start at bootup. Any answers would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: omxplayer

Thu May 18, 2017 8:31 pm

One solution:
Disable automatic login and disable boot to desktop with raspi-config.
Enable SSH so you can log in from another computer and fix stuff if you break the boot.
Put the command at the end of "/etc/rc.local" and put a "&" at the end of it.

Now it should load pretty fast into the video without using time to load the desktop, but to stop it you probably have to log in via ssh and kill the process.

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Re: omxplayer

Fri May 26, 2017 11:19 am

in terminal

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crontab -e
then add at bottom

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@reboot omxplayer -o local --loop /home/pi/Videos/3Brothers.mp4 > /dev/null 2>&1
or with some log file

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@reboot omxplayer -o local --loop /home/pi/Videos/3Brothers.mp4 >> /path/to/mylogfile.log 2>&1
edit: oops forgot >

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