[ubuntu-za] I need to make a movie player

Fredre Hattingh hattingh.fredre at gmail.com
Sat Apr 24 10:36:33 BST 2010

On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 4:11 PM, Lee Sharp <leesharp at hal-pc.org> wrote:
> I need a system that will boot up and play the movies in a directory,
> continuously, with no intervention.  Also, if the files change, the
> playlist has to change with it.  In other words, a stand alone video
> kiosk.  Has anybody done anything like this, or have any ideas for me?


I would guess if this kiosk is going to be uses for movies only you
would create a specific Linux re-spin if one does not already exist
(have not Google around myself).

Personally I have found that Slax is very easy to modify for a quick
and dirty solution. You might also want to look at the Debian live
project that has some excellent documentation.

The rest would just require some clever scripting as highlighted by
others on the list.


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