[Nottingham] Raspberry Pi and omxplayer loop

Brian Pickford brian at brianpickford.co.uk
Wed Jul 4 14:21:34 UTC 2012

Hello list,

I have an issue that I have posted on the RPi forum, but maybe there is
some one here that can spot my mistake:

a hoi hoi,

I have set up Raspbian and omxplayer from source. This is working well and
is doing a great job.

I want to be able to play a single video file in an endless loop on my
stand at the farnbrough air show next week, but my lack of bash skills id
defeating me. I hope some on can spot the error and help me out ...


while true; do
if ps ax | grep -v grep | grep $SERVICE > /dev/null
echo "runing" # sleep 1
omxplayer -o hdmi video.mp4 United\ Springs\ Master.mp4 &
sleep 180

This script and a few variants of it either return "Have a nice day [image:
;)]" or play the video once through then cycle the same message

Grateful for any pointers
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