[vcf-midatlantic] TVs installed!
cgioconda at gmail.com
Mon Oct 24 08:06:01 EDT 2016
Wouldn't it just be easier to use the HDMI port on the RPi? Then, you can
use any format for the content supported by Linux.
On Oct 24, 2016 7:36 AM, "Dean Notarnicola via vcf-midatlantic" <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Good thought. I've dabbled with Xibo (open spice digital signage) If I can
> get the pi's USB port to appear as a mass storage device to the tv, Xibo
> could serve to it.
> On Monday, October 24, 2016, Dan Roganti via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> > On Sun, Oct 23, 2016 at 8:28 PM, Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic <
> > > >> I believe the TVs are multimedia TVs. You can just put a USB stick
> > > them with a slideshow or MP4.
> > >
> > > Errr.... you missed something. :) USB is the easy / quick way to get
> > > started, and thats what I will do right away, but there may be benefits
> > to
> > > controlling the TVs from a computer. For example we wouldn't have to
> > climb
> > > up there every time we want to change the content.
> > >
> > re: media content
> > this is the perfect opportunity to enlist some IX members who dabble with
> > the RPi.
> > I'm sure some member there or even here can
> > create a media platform to hold and display your content
> > This platform has many practical uses for media.
> > There are some media players already available for the RPi, just load
> > content
> > Adding GPIO control for sensory activation is only a matter of adding a
> > python [or other] program to trigger on the signal
> > And it's well with in budget
> > Dan
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