I am trying to figure out best path for the following:

  1. An inexpensive headless internet device that I can control remotely to stream media files (mostly mp4).
  2. Play hosted mp4 based on schedule (time and day).
  3. Movies would be hosted on a remote web server.
  4. I would use or create script in PHP to upload movie to hosted folder.
  5. Internet device would read script and play remote file per schedule.

I feel this can be done with a Raspberry Pi but need some direction. Goal would be to connect the hdmi output of Pi into a modulator and play the mp4 so it will show up on modulated channel 6 for example. I need to remotely upload the mp4 to the hosted server through a script or my script, schedule when file should play, play random files when no schedule is available, monitor status of device (maybe restart). Need something reliable as I will be off-site the majority of the time. Help would be appreciated. Not sure where to start.Solution does not need to include a pi. It just seemed logical. Not sure how long a pi can run without failure or reboot.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.