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Topic # 209146 14-Mar-2017 15:49 Send private message quote this post

Current situation is powerpoint 97 running on a P4 cool

 

This need an upgrade and the initial thought is chromecast or raspberrypi or similar.

 

looking around for options the "digital signage" options are quite pricey, raspberrypi's are a little fragile with not being shutdown properly.

 

 

 

All I need is MP4 in (preferable reading from network share)

 

and full screen hdmi out.


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  Reply # 1736394 14-Mar-2017 16:09 Send private message quote this post

"raspberrypi's are a little fragile with not being shutdown properly"

 

You can fix this - configure linux to mount root as read only once you've got it all configured.

 

https://web.archive.org/web/20150101110424/http://raspberrycenter.de/forum/umruestung-raspberry-pi-read-only-root-filesystem

 

(needs translation from German but gives you the rough idea)


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  Reply # 1736395 14-Mar-2017 16:14 One person supports this post Send private message quote this post

Why not look at TV's with a USB? I've seen several that can just loop the content on the USB drive.

 

In fact usually at the "As Seen on TV" section in the Warehouse they have a 19" TV with a USB stick on a loop.


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  Reply # 1736425 14-Mar-2017 17:30 Send private message quote this post

Intel Compute Sticks are pretty good. Pick them up cheap at PB with Win 10 Home on them.


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  Reply # 1736439 14-Mar-2017 18:00 Send private message quote this post

TV's tend to keep popping up filenames as they change between videos, and last I checked wouldnt auto start on the USB drive, instead always going to that "tuner" thing in them and saying that you have to autoscan for "channels"





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