Signage Player

make pi

turn on pi maker

log in as edgeadmin/edgeadmin, wait for desktop to load.

insert your SD card

double click the shortcut ' pi maker' on the desktop

Choose your pi image type:

  • For digital signage use the edgesignage images.
  • For video playback choose a video looper image and;
    1. pick the right kind of audio playback

Choose a destination disk from the dropdown menu - it should be under TEAC USB HS-SD card

Click Start restoring

Confirm you are using the right disk, then click restore

enter egdeadmin's password 'edgeadmin' to authenticate

Wait while the disk restores - about 15min for a average speed 8gig card

you can unplug your pi when complete

Convert Movies for Pi

Open Handbrake from the desktop

Select you source video

I'm using a .mov file as an example

handbake will automatically name the file, and output it to the Desktop

Select 'Pi Looper' from the preset list at the top right

Select Start

Once your video is made, copy it to your USB

make USB disk for video

Open 'disks' from the desktop

Insert your USB stick

In 'disks' select the USB stick, then in the Volumes section, click on the gears icon to select format

fomat the disk to ntfs and give it a useful name

once the format is done, open the disk from the desktop

create a new folder called 'videos'

copy any required videos into this folder

eject the disk

test in pi

facilities/fablab/equipment-custom/pimaker/signage_player.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/23 14:27 by Michael Byrne
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