I am pleased to announce a major upgrade to Pi Presents.
A Beta test version is available at for you to try at https://github.com/KenT2/pipresents-next
I would appreciate any comments about the useability of the new features and any bugs, either on the Raspberry Pi Forum here or on Github in the Issues tab.
New audioplayer which will play audio tracks without affecting the display, uses MPlayer
Audio tracks can be sent to left or right speakers or stereo.
Audio tracks can have associate images and text.
Volume of a track can be set.
ANIMATION and GPIO
New animation subsystem, turn GPIO on or off synchronised with tracks
GPIO is now fully configurable, assign pins to buttons, trigger inputs, or animation outputs
TIME OF DAY TRIGGERS
Time of day triggers for liveshow and mediashow, start a show at a time of day, end a show after a period of time or at a time of day.
When waiting for time of day can display the time of the next show.
Can now play two or more shows simultaneously
Control keys and buttons can be disabled for chosen shows.
Messages can now have background images or text.
Simplified setup and use of fullscreen – thanks tjaehnel
Tracks in mediashow and liveshow can now be shuffled
Provision in the editor for seamless looping (waiting for omxplayer to be upgraded)
Provision in editor for windowed videos (waiting for omxplayer to be upgraded)
Added .m4v to video types
Volume of a track can now be set
Enhanced triggering – moving to the next track can now be triggered by GPIO