I’m working on a 4 channel video installation for the BFA show in a couple weeks & am using Raspberry Pi’s as media players connected to old CRT monitors (HDMI --> VGA).
I’m new to the Linux OS so I’ve been wracking by brain sorting through different forums trying to get omxplayer installed / running. I recently installed Raspbian on all of my SD cards so the OS is up to date & boots to the GUI . My movie files are in .mp4 format (bc I believe that is one of the supported formats in omxplayer??). They are 20-40 seconds long each (no sound) & I am looking to have them run on a loop.
I have tried converting my movies into animated gifs which I rarely have success opening up in the built in image viewer bc a) they have crashed my pi & b) I am running into the issue of my screen blacking out after 5-10 min if / when they do run for that long.
I’m not sure if omxplayer overrides the screen blanking…but essentially I am just looking for a simple way to get these moving images up and running in one format or another on a seamless loop w/o the screen timing out on me.
Thankxx in advance!
// Christine Janokowicz