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A project log for Pi Video Player

An all-in-one video player/controller, suitable for children

Craig HissettCraig Hissett 09/02/2015 at 10:190 Comments

Just a quick update, as it feels like an eternity since I last wrote on here.

I now finally have a stable unit; there was a flickering issue that lead to the Powerboost 1000C going up in a puff of smoke... It turned out it was caused by the HDMI panelmount port!

I have re-jigged my wiring whilst troubleshooting and also introduced a thermal fuse and the 12v converter, so now the powerboost 500C is powering my USB hub, and the 12v step up converter is powering my screen. The 12v converter is taking power directly from the batteries via the 'BAT' out pins on the powerboost. I have ordered another 1000C to put in as charging takes an eternity with the 500c's 500mA charging rate. The 1000C will allow me to charge twice as fast!

I am now in need of assistance with my python scripting, however...

Over on my Github (https://github.com/CraigHissett/PiVidPlayer) I have started writing my scripts. Trouble is I can't seem to get how to integrate OMX player into my script and make it work.

Does anyone have experience with the pyOMXPlayer library or have any alternative ways of playing videos from Python?

Thanks!

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