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  1. Hemophilus

    Can you loop a sequence to run infinitely?

    Yeah I get why the Feature module is mandatory, I'm sure that caused you some headaches before setting it that way! I posted the log from CV, hopefully it has info that will help you track this issue down. So I'm surprised nobody has ever wanted to employ CV this way before...it seems a natural use for it! A little background: before this I was using an old DVD player with a disc that I burned which had similar content. Lots of trivia slides for the most part, with cinematic background music. Basically the player's only job was to play that disc forever so that I could switch back and forth between it and the movie (I have a remote that controls all equipment with macros including lighting etc). That's what I hope for CV to do...always playing so that when a less tech oriented person switches on the theater in "Welcome mode" all the equipment comes on, and the preshow is already running without poking around on the Raspberry Pi. Of course this had the advantage that I can easily change the content by switching the directory content, rather than having to re-burn a disc. I totally get what you're saying about the stub files, but hopefully you can see from above why that doesn't really matter for me. I don't really want a defined sequence that has the rating bumper etc because I want it to be able to jump in and out at any point rather than having a defined length and sequence. If we can get the looping working, I would probably structure no more than half a dozen modules that just repeat infinitely. Plus all the content is fully family-friendly so I don't really need it to filter the content. Couple of other things that might interest you: 1. When I set the trailer module to "directory" it initially wouldn't work, then suddenly did. But then after it started working, I never had to repeat the "update content" action to get it to recognize when new trailers were dropped in the folder...they just started playing in the rotation all by themselves! 2. You may notice in the file that I have the trailers now in the Feature Outro folder. I started trying that since it had the randomize option, and I don't use that folder for anything else. Just in case you're wondering why they're being pulled from there... BTW thank you so much for being so responsive. Even though I'm using CV in a bit of a quirky way, maybe it will help someone else down the road! cinemavisionlog.txt
  2. So I'm using CinemaVision just as a theater intro, not to play movies. I'm using my BluRay player for that. So all I want CinemaVision to do is play an infinite sequence of trailers, trivia and courtesy video/short films. That way I can start up the theater without messing with the Raspberry Pi (hopefully) as well as switching back to it after a movie. I want to do all this without having to pull out the keyboard for the Raspberry to start the sequence again. So nothing seems to work without having a Feature module in the sequence, but I can disable it and it still works so that's fine. But if I add a Command module to have it go back X number of steps and loop the sequence, it never does that if the Feature module isn't active. If I set it to loop with the queue either full OR empty, it just terminates when it hits the Command module. If I pick "none" for that option, it locks CinemaVision with a black screen before it plays anything and won't escape or respond to the keyboard. So is it possible to do what I outlined in the first paragraph? Seems like it shouldn't be hard...just a simpler loop version of the Command module? Thanks! Sorry one clarification: when I said "I set it to loop with the queue either full OR empty" I meant setting the option in the Command module setup. I never have anything in the actual feature queue since I'm not playing the movies that way. Hope that helps!
  3. Hemophilus

    Trailers not playing when set to "directory"

    Not a problem! It's not some critical error or anything... Thanks for the info, I appreciate it. What I'm trying to do is just confine the trailers to some hand picked ones, specifically downloading the original theatrical trailers from YouTube for things like Star Wars, Raiders of the Lost Ark, etc. So given the situation, would I be better just using the video module instead of the Trailer one? It's just video files, I don't really need it to know about the ratings etc since I've picked the set myself. And do you know if it plays randomly from the folder, or if it plays them in sequence until it runs out? So all that being said, here's the funny thing: it suddenly started working! Not sure what caused it to change its mind, I had done Update Content 5-6 times then suddenly it was playing the trailers. I haven't been able to play with it a lot yet but it seems to not be totally random when it picks the file to play, which is why I asked about that above. Thanks again for the reply and I look forward to hearing what you find out from the developer.
  4. Running CinemaVision on Kodi on Raspberry Pi 3B Content folder on a network drive, accessed by hardwire When I try to set the trailer sequence item to a directory, nothing plays and it skips to the next item in the sequence. I have tried to update content several times but it never seems to pull from the directory. If I change the settings on the Trailer item to a single file, I can pick any of the video files from the trailer directory and it plays them fine. But I would prefer to have it pick one randomly from the directory (I assume this is what would happen if I choose "directory"). I saw someone had a similar issue a while back, but there didn't seem to be an answer...also the content was outside the CV content structure, where in my case it is all in the default directories. I hope I'm just doing something stupid! Thanks! Todd

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