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USB Stick w/Video Files In => HDMI Video Out?

Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:35 pm

Somebody has a Sony KDL-32bx320.

It has USB inputs, but only supports .mpg files and I would like to be able to give them other-format files like .avi, .mkv, .mp4, and so-forth on a USB stick

But it also has an HDMI input, so I am thinking that maybe a Pi could act as middle man:

- Switch the Sony TV's input to HDMI

- Plug the USB stick into the box

- Menu of files on the USB stick comes up on TV screen

- User navigates the list, selects a file, and it plays.

I guess there are many boxes out there that would support that, but I'm looking for simple - from the user's perspective - and thinking maybe Pi is the way to go.

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Re: USB Stick w/Video Files In => HDMI Video Out?

Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:26 am

A Raspberry Pi running Kodi, e. g. with LibreElec.
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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Re: USB Stick w/Video Files In => HDMI Video Out?

Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:54 pm

Your TV doesn't have the necessary codecs installed, so, yes, plug your RPi in via HDMI cable & use it as your monitor.
(You can obtain a tiny wireless keyboard & touchpad to operate it.)

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