Raspberry Slideshow is focused on quick-to-set-up image and video slideshows for the Raspberry Pi microcomputer lineup.

It plays all media contained in a USB key, fetched from a network share, from a Web/FTP server, from a folder of your Dropbox account and loaded via scp as well.

The operating system can refresh the media list at fixed, given intervals, in order to slide images and videos according to any remote changement (addition or deletion of a media file). An optional photos’ rotation based on embedded EXIF informations is available.

New features for the v12 release:

  • the underlying operating system has been updated to Raspbian Buster, which assures the compatibility with the new Raspberry Pi 4 and all the older boards;
  • sliding Dropbox-fetched media feature has been added: you can now play images and videos directly from your Dropbox account!;
  • username and password can now be set directly in the network-share.txt file for the Windows share feature (previously a trivial modification of the source files was needed);
  • debug information is now much more verbose, easing issues discovery;
  • some bugs have been fixed, the most tedious one was that at every refresh timeout (serverlist-refresh.txt) all the media were downloaded, regardless if an upstream file had been modified or not;
  • Raspberry Slideshow code is now a proper Debian .deb package and not just a collection of source code files hand-copied across the system.

You can download the operating system and have a look at its manual in the project’s website.

 

By the way, time for a personal news: Binaryemotions’ projects reached recently the 6000th registered user: many thanks to all of my donors who made these projects possible and still alive and rocking!