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# 209146 14-Mar-2017 15:49
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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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  # 1736394 14-Mar-2017 16:09
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"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.


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

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  # 1736395 14-Mar-2017 16:14
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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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  # 1736425 14-Mar-2017 17:30
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Intel Compute Sticks are pretty good. Pick them up cheap at PB with Win 10 Home on them.

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  # 1736439 14-Mar-2017 18:00
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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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