Portable on-demand streaming via tablet and covid.

A project log for Computer controlled TV station and cameras

Extra TV channels for a retirement home's MATV network, with automated playback control of internal event camera streams and video library.

haydenhayden 05/30/2023 at 00:430 Comments

So covid happened, and it really impacted us, not so much the disease itself but all the precautions and increased workload which we are still dealing with today in 2023.

For a long time we could not hold our weekly happy hour event, so I made a way to use off the shelf tablet and rtsp streaming app to stream an entertainer from a room other than the main lounge to all our residents rooms who where now all stuck in their rooms !

I wrote a python script to via cron check the ip of the tablet for an active stream, and play it via vlc. and when not active close vlc.

This is still a useful feature for if we have events not in the main lounge.