I'm looking for an accessible and easy to set-up image/sound/video player for a museum. The wishes are...
1. Easy start: Auto boot into the slide show.
2. Display those slides (images / images with a linked sound file / videos that auto-start) in a constant loop. Slides progressed on a timer, but also possible to manually override via a keyboard/game controller (next, previous, pause/play).
3. Slide order sorted alphanumerically from a SLIDES folder, unless directed otherwise by a simple well annotated and easy to find configuration script.
4. Some sort of SD card corruption protection / recovery if possible.
5. Slideshow system to be provided in an .img file (like RetroPie) that can be written directly to an SD card. Ideally with a config.txt file so the user can adjust the monitor output settings (e.g. vertical/horizontal/CRT/HDMI etc.) - just like you can with RetroPie.
6. Ability to add files and edit config as easily as you can with RetroPie (e.g. Ethernet / Wi-Fi connection typing \\RETROPIE to get access to the important folders.... Or SSH Remote Access (e.g. Putty).
On point 1 - that's great for not having to be around to set the thing up.
On point 2 - being able to link a sound file to an image would be really important for visually impaired / blind visitors for audio description... short videos that auto-play great for many inc. those who can't read. Being able to control it via a USB keyboard / joystick (e.g. Xbox 360 standard) allows for accessibility controls to be easily connected.
On point 3 - makes life easier for anyone setting it up.
On point 4 - RetroPie does this really well. I've never had a problem with it corrupting anything after a hard-power down.
On point 5 - that would make life massively easier for many, as the alternative is quite daunting for many.... or a digestible explanation of what the workable alternative is.
On point 6 - again, makes life so much easier to use drag and drop with a connected PC.
If anyone knows if this is possible, even if a commercial thing, I'd love to know. I'm hoping to share information on Game Accessibility at a number of venues in the near and mid-future. Something like this display I put on in the past, but in more detail: http://oneswitch.org.uk/page/se2007-2017. Any help, would be much appreciated.