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.