Update: Version 3 of RPiLooper is now available for Raspberry Pi 2. This version is backwards compatible with RPi B and B+ as well. Here’s the image: http://curioustechnologist.com/post/118279299189/rpilooper-v3-image-for-raspberry-pi-2-available
We’ve received some requests for a version of the RPiLooper v2 downloadable image that works with the Raspberry Pi B+, as the original image wasn’t compatible. Well, we finally received a B+ to test, and we have that image for you! FYI, this version is backwards compatible with the model B as well – we just tested that.
Video of RPiLooper in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=owwmkfBxZpg
Update: We’ve replaced the 7.40GB image with a 3.64GB version. Your ISP thanks us 🙂
These instructions are not very different from previously posted steps on setting up RPiLooper on the RPi B. As a recap, this is a very gently modified Raspberry Pi installation that is designed to auto loop a video file with no gaps between playback loops. This method does not support audio. If you require audio for your solution, take a look at Steve Hickson’s solution – his method does support audio, but there’s a 1-2 second delay between loops.
Follow these instructions to get your Raspberry Pi B+ up and running with RPiLooper v2-Bplus:
- Download the RPiLooperv2-Bplus image from here: https://mega.co.nz/#!q1g32YwT!9ivXSuojJbErQnE2vQ5RTGXVQPlupyWpXYIcIaaYSgI
- Copy the image to a micro SD with a capacity of at least 8GB (image is 3.64 GB – it may fit on a 4GB card, but not all cards are created equally. YMMV) using these instructions: http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup
- Convert your video loop file to the appropriate format using these instructions: http://curioustechnologist.com/post/88672278836/converting-video-for-rpilooper-with-avidemux-one
- Copy your video file into the root of an external USB thumb drive (FAT32 format)
- Insert micro SD card and USB thumb drive into Raspberry Pi B+, connect monitor, and power it up.
After a few seconds, your video should pop up and start seamlessly looping away. To change the video being looped, just pop out the USB stick, replace the video file with a new one (again following instructions from step 3 to create a compatible file), replace the USB drive and reboot the RPi.
The primary differences between v2 and v1 are the ability to play files from an auto-mounting USB drive and the availability of a ready-to-boot image.
FYI, the step by step instructions to roll your own version are the same, whether you’re using the B or the B+. For those instructions click here.
And here’s a sample converted video file you can use for testing and troubleshooting: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10245008/RPiLooper/Coffee-53s-slomo.h264