Multiscreen Raspberry Pi video looper
Rob Gavagan has created a delightful cacophony of retro TV monitors. Part art installation, part tech project, they all work together as one video looper.
A Raspberry Pi 4 Model B is conducting the show.
Rob installed Raspberry Pi OS Buster (a stable legacy version of Raspberry Pi OS, available on our downloads page) to get the video looper working. Now Rob’s room lights up like a Curry’s television sales section, looping the same video simultaneously across all the screens.
Video looper tutorial
We found this handy tutorial which guides you through the process of building a video looper with the same Raspberry Pi board and OS that Rob used.
As Rob says in his original reddit post, he is “far from finished”. And we believe him, judging from this collection of old monitors he snapped and shared elsewhere on the site:
Raspberry Pi aside, we are most interested in Rob’s interior design choices. A mish-mashed tower of old TV monitors is one thing. But the skeleton holding a Ouija board is an added extra we wish we had the style confidence to pull off in our own house.
Stay weird, Rob. And get back to us when your preloved monitor collection gets even bigger.
Great work! Saw it on reddit last month.
But: Adafruits video looper is still based on the OMX-Player. You have to use the legacy Pi OS (Buster) to get it running. I’d really like to see someone replacing OMX Player with VLC. If so, you’d possibly be able to include videos AND photos into your loop.
Nevermind! A Bullseye compatible version is already in development. There is a bullseye branch in the github repository.
Great CRT collection, the RPi always shines on TV!
Raspberry Pi Staff Liz Upton
Hooooooold me close in your aaaaaarms!