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Hi,


I'm looking for a server *primarily* to show random slideshows in the style of the Windows XP slideshow screensaver. WinXP's screensaver is great for me because I can point to My Pictures, and even though there is a very deep folder structure there, the randomization goes completely through whatever folders are there.


I looked at the manual for the WD TV Live, and although it has a Random mode, there's no indication that it will go recursively through all folders under the one you point it to.


So that's my primary requirement. A *really* nice to have would be if there are video files included with the photos, the slideshow would include them in its randomization and play a video from time to time.


What media server would you suggest? BTW, the device needs to be one of the dedicated media servers, not a HTPC, because what I'm trying to do is to have a wall-mounted HDTV act like a huge digital photo frame -- there's no room for a HTPC.


Thanks!


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i am looking for the same thing, video randomization first then photos is my bonus but unfortunately no luck thus far, if you find the media player that suits your need please post here or pm me and of course I will do the same


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We use the WDTV for slide shows on a KIOSK located in a main hall.

The WDTV allows for continuous looping on single and multiple folders.

Our slide shows are .mpg and .mov. It loops both sequentially.


Obvously the slide shows and videos are created on a computer, we take

the finished product and load it on a flash drive, plug it into the WDTV and play it.


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Just checkin back... any media players capable of playing videos in random order? stock or hacked?


thx,

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Sorry for the ancient bumps BUT I AM DESPERATE FOR A MEDIA PLAYER WITH RANDOM PLAY FUNCTIONALITY, ANYONE...bueller?


Seriously tho, I simply need any media player capable of random pictures first, random vids second... talk to me, please
 

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XBMC on SFF PC.


Will even auto-rotate based on EXIF data. And you can do that Ken Burns effect.


Suggest Acer Revo - mounted on the back of the display via the VESA mount bracket.
 

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^^ thx for the suggestions but in this particular application I need it to be a media player nit a little mini pc for closer to 100 rather than 200... I honestly can't believe none of these media players have a random function
 

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Check out the old Roku HD1000 photo bridge devices. They have been discontinued for many years but are available all over ebay for less than $50. I have a couple i can sell you too if you pm me.
 

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and they do random photos? how about random photos and videos? I first just need random photos.. let me know, thx!
 
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