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Looping Video

Posted: Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:29 pm
by jaley
Greetings. I'm a Pi newbie, and I am hoping somebody can give me some guidance.

I am wanting to create a looping video for display on a large television. I would prefer to create the video in .MOV format. Is there a version of Pi hardware that any of you would suggest? Again, total newbie here. Thanks for any help!

Re: Looping Video

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:40 pm
by spiwakc
I'm a beginner also so my answer may not be the best, but here's my current setup:

I'm using a Pi 3 B+.

I needed to come up with full-screen looping video for a museum installation. I also wanted to make sure there was no on screen display or user interface. I played around with VLC but it always glitched on the loop no matter what settings I changed. I ended up using omxplayer from the command line. I'm using an mp4, but it should be able to play anything encoded with H.264 (.avi, .mov, .m4v, .mp4, etc).

Here's my command line code:

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omxplayer -o local --no-osd --loop /home/pi/Videos/video.mp4
I took it one step further and inserted that line in rc.local and it auto-starts on reboot. So far seems like a foolproof system for simple digital signage.

Re: Looping Video

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 am
by oppfields
I've been testing video loopers and ended up using the following tutorial:

viewtopic.php?t=199775

If you combine this script with udevil you will end up with a very solid video looper which runs on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Note: I have not found any other video playback distributions which work with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ so the script linked above is your best option.

https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/udevil

Hope that helps :-)

Re: Looping Video

Posted: Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 pm
by RPi_Mike
oppfields wrote:
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:53 am
I've been testing video loopers and ended up using the following tutorial:

viewtopic.php?t=199775

If you combine this script with udevil you will end up with a very solid video looper which runs on the Raspberry Pi 3 B+. Note: I have not found any other video playback distributions which work with the Raspberry Pi 3 B+ so the script linked above is your best option.

https://github.com/IgnorantGuru/udevil

Hope that helps :-)

I'm glad you found my script — and the GPU-accelerated software suite it creates — to be the "best option" for video looping on the Raspberry!

In order to consolidate everything related to my custom-built software on one thread, I've posted a detailed response at my FFmpeg / mpv tutorial. Please check it out:

viewtopic.php?f=38&t=199775&p=1466314#p1466314