Simple tool for play and loop videos automatically
PLoop is an app.bin for the WDLXTV homebrew firmware that, once put
into an usb storage connected to the WDTV device, automatically starts
the playback of the first file in the 'video' directory of that
The playback will loop indefinitely for that file and there won't ever
be any graphical interface shown: the device becomes an on/off
solution ideal for exhibition spaces and musea deploying such
technology to show videos.Usage
As simple as it sounds: copy a video file into the video/ directory of
a usb stick, copy ploop.app.bin in its root, stick it into the WDTV
and switch it on.
The video will start playing and will loop again when its over. Screen
will always be black in the meanwhile.
Loop is not seamless, but close to, with approximately 1 second black
between each play.
This app.bin solves the problem many people had with WDTV, that the
autoplay function doesn't works.Compatibility
PLoop only works on a specific hardware configuration: WD HD Live
players running B-Rad's WDLXTV firmware, something artists themselves
can afford for approx 100EUR on the consumer market.Download
Download the app.bin from http://ftp.dyne.org/ploopSupport and warranty
We release Ploop as free and open source (Affero GNU GPL v3) in the
hope it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY. If you use it
publicly you should mention the use of this software in the
documentation of your exhibition or installation.
In case you need assistance to setup your own HD sync-starter, you can
contact us and ask a quote, see details on http://nimk.nl/syncstarter