I have no clue if the Pi can do this. Here is my overall idea:
Have a Pi connect to two monitors, one a standard monitor and one a touchscreen. On the touchscreen is an interactive program that allows you to select videos. Once selected the videos play on the standard monitor. After video ends, a default video loop plays until another video is selected.
Can the Pi:
1) Have two independent screens? USB connectivity would be ok if two true video ports cannot be obtained.
2) Can those screens show independent images (i.e. not mirror imaged)
3) Has anyone written a program for the Pi like what I described? (i.e. program on one screen, able to access video files saved on the Pi, and display those videos on command.
4) How easy would it be to via a network connection refresh the software and stock videos monthly?
I can do all of this with a standard PC computer now. Cost to do so is more than I want to incur. I can procure monitors and a Pi at far more affordable rates. Software on PC is easy to write, but have no clue if Pi can support similar software (my existing software highly depends on Windows and VNC media player. I don't think the Pi can run windows).
Is my idea wishful thinking, or can experts actually make something like that happen?
Last idea that pops to mind ... if dual screen a no, can two Pis talk to each other? One connected to touchscreen, and once button is pressed send a network signal to a different Pi to tell it what to do?