play fullscreen animation after linux bootup?

August 3, 2011 at 19:58:22
Specs: Damn Small Linux, ..

How do I make Damn Small Linux begin playing an animation (.avi, .mpg, or even vector graphics like flash... any one of these, doesnt matter which one) in an infinite loop, after booting?
It would power a few monitors (splitted) and display some ads on them.
So what I want is that when this computer is powered on, it would begin playing this animation (any format will do it) looped.
So I don't need the linux GUI (desktop) or anything like that. The only thing that the computer would do is to display the ad after booting, and that's it.

Can this be done ?

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August 5, 2011 at 13:58:04
Yes, it can be done maybe with 30 different ways. Not sure what may be easier.

Actually you would need some sort of window manager unless you want to run mplayer alone.

I think I'd start with a kiosk type of disto but you can do it in dsl.

There are ways to start stuff at boot, start stuff with a cron task, and autostart ways and scripts.

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