darthpaul74
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Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:07 pm

Im trying to loop multiple videos using OMX player.

The following command works great for one video in /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart

x-terminal-emulator -e omxplayer --loop /home/pi/test1.mp4

But I'm not having much luck finding documentation on using several videos.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

RobSteele
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Re: Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:37 pm

I'm actually trying to do the same and all of the tutorials I have found are dated and do not seem to work anymore. Anyone know of any newly updated tutorials?

tvjon
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Re: Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:38 pm

So you mean to play several videos, & then repeat playing those videos?

Tutorials? Where? How did you use them?

You can try this fairly simplistic approach:
loop-several.sh.zip
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Place this file in one of your executable paths, eg.,

/home/pi/bin

then from the folder containing your videos to loop:

$ loop-several.sh

RobSteele
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Re: Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Sat Dec 23, 2017 10:46 pm

thanks tvjon, does this work for using a usb thumb drive to hold the videos ?

tvjon
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Re: Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:23 am

You are welcome.

Yes, any attached storage that the RPi knows about will work.

Also, X-windows is not required, so Raspbian-lite will work for example.

Omxplayer is a very useful application. The script can also be used for audio files, so handy in a museum for example.

Attached is an improved version.
loop-several.sh.zip
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kgn
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Re: Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:17 am

Hi,

between the two videos comes a desktop view. How to play all videos unbroken continuum.. :?:

tvjon
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Re: Looping multiple videos with OMX player

Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:07 pm

Well, one simple way is to set your RPi to boot to cli.

When it has booted to the console prompt, type

startx

& you'll arrive at your desktop.

When you're ready to start your videos, mouse to the Raspberry menu, select the Shutdown submenu, then press on

Exit to cammand line

$ cd wherever-your-files-live

wherever-your-files-live $ loop-several.sh


I've also made a small change to one of the script's statements, attached.
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