RPi 2 connected via hdmi to a TV which starts playing video on boot. Preferably able to run a randomized infinite loop of video files stored locally.
The idea being that switching on the plug to the TV/Pi socket is enough to keep the Pi playing movies indefinitely until power is cut and there is no need for any user input.
My plan was to use Alpine & omxplayer, it's fast light and the live/readonly nature of the install seems ideal where the only interaction is the power going on or off. But after an hour or so last night I'm struggling with the very basics. OMXplayer doesn't seem keen to play more than one file at a time alongside the lack of any random or loop options.
I've had a quick duckduckgo around Kodi, been a while since I used, and couldn't see a simple solution.