Looping Tool For Librarians

If you want a low maintenance digital sign to show off a video loop providing students with a preview of upcoming events or enticing book trailers, it is quick, easy, and inexpensive.

The coolest feature of this install is all you need is a USB drive with media. You insert the drive and your video loops, that’s it.

Here is what you will need:

  • Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit (Raspberry Pi 3 B+, Micro SD Card with NOOBS, Power Supply, HDMI Cable) Amazon
  • USB Drive
  • Keyboard/Mouse
  • Monitor

Once you have installed Raspbian (included on the NOOBS SD Card) you will install the video looper. Once installed you will not be able to use the GUI, but can configure the app by updating the .ini file on your computer using the card reader included in the starter kit.

To add the video looper open the Terminal and type the following:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y git

git clone https://github.com/adafruit/pi_video_looper.git

cd pi_video_looper

sudo ./install.sh

Once you run these lines of code your Pi is a standalone video looper for your digital signage.

This is a quick summary of a more detailed blog post posted at Adafruit.com.

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