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Add URL streaming option for AutoKiosk system

Added by Hammel almost 2 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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In Progress
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Immediate
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Start date:
20 Aug 2020
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% Done:

10%

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Severity:
01 - Critical

Description

Ive had a request to allow videofe to stream from a URL. The request also asked for the playback to occur on power cycle, which implies use in AutoKiosk.

The way to do this is:
  1. Add a cli and config file option that specifies the URL to open by omxplayer.
  2. Add support in videofe to prefer the URL option over playing locally. If playing locally, don't use the local db code.
  3. Add support for testing the URL for it's availability.
    1. Add notification that remote url can't be accessed.
That's basically it. I can get fancy and add an option to set the URL but really what this guy wants is the ability to automatically set it. To do that:
  1. On boot, look for USB stick with file: autokiosk.url
    1. That file has one line: the url
    2. if present, update videofe.cfg with the config option and that url.
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