Overheating is NOT an issue. This rumour really needs to go away!Rudgey wrote: ↑Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:34 amThanks for the suggestions, very helpful, I have looked at the Pi Wall before which is interesting.
Just to clarify I intend to run 4-5 HD videos 30 or 60 FPS, one video on each Pi for each screen, the problem is as they are of the same footage (each slightly different treatment) and need to sync together.
Ideally as simple as possible! as these will be used in an art installation and will need to be switched on each day at a gallery space.
If setting off the videos to run at exactly the same time is not straightforward I could possibly leave the exhibit running for two weeks and hope none of the Pi’s over heat?
Mike what is SSH ? I’m not much of a programmer
If you're willing to trade money for convenience, you can look at our info-beamer hosted digital signage solution. It can do what you describe easily, you don't have to program anything and setting things up and managing them is pretty simple. For different videos on different Pis, synced to play at the same time (which then requires all videos having the exact same duration) is pretty easy to do with the HD Player package. Basically you create a playlist for each screen, each having the same total duration. Then you activate "☑ synced playback" and install each on one of the devices. That's all. Updating content can be done by just editing your playlist again. Let me know if you have any questions.
info-beamer is really on the lower end of the price range for professional digital signage. Unless you get the screens and power to run your installation for free, I would guess that info-beamer adds around 30-40% to the total budget of a project like this if it runs for a year. Which seems to be more than affordable and your project is ready to go immediately and won't ever have to think about it again while it is running.Rudgey wrote: ↑Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:58 pmInfo Beamer looks interesting, yes I would really like a turn key solution with start and stop times to control the media players. Unfortunately I think your solution David is rather out of my budget as it has more commercial features than I require as a poor Artist.
You don't need the bandwidth to stream. A dog slow internet connection (visitor WiFi?) is more than sufficient.
No idea, sorry.