Images & Videos



  • I want to display images and videos in the center of the screen.
    Also I want them to appear with effects … is it possible ?



  • See my module for displaying images, videos does not work with this module. https://forum.magicmirror.builders/topic/1178/random-background-from-local-folder

    It only has a simple transition animation for now.



  • Thanks - I will test it and keep up posted …



  • Some feedback …
    Install gave this warnings:

    pi@mirror:~/MagicMirror/modules $ npm install
    npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/package.json’
    npm WARN enoent ENOENT: no such file or directory, open '/home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/node_modules/node_helper/package.json’
    npm WARN modules No description
    npm WARN modules No repository field.
    npm WARN modules No README data
    npm WARN modules No license field.

    Here is my config.js with your module :

    module : ‘MMM-RandomBackground’,
    position : ‘fullscreen_below’, // Any region but this one makes the most sense
    config: {
    animationSpeed: 2000,
    updateInterval: 5000,
    photoDirectories: ‘/nfs/MIRROR’
    }

    As you can see the photos are in a NFS share on my server.
    What I got is a totally black screen …
    Where have I missed ?



  • You are installing from the wrong directory, the installer is looking for package.json in your modules folder. You should be in home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-RandomBackground/

    I just noticed my readme is wrong, after git clone you have to execute cd MMM-RandomBackground.



  • OK - now I got this …

    $ npm install

    magic-mirror-module-random-background@0.0.1 postinstall /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-RandomBackground
    ./scripts/post-install.sh

    Post install [in the future this creates a share to photos]
    magic-mirror-module-random-background@0.0.1 /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-RandomBackground
    ├── jquery@2.2.4
    └─┬ recursive-readdir@2.1.0
    └─┬ minimatch@3.0.2
    └─┬ brace-expansion@1.1.6
    ├── balanced-match@0.4.2
    └── concat-map@0.0.1

    npm WARN magic-mirror-module-random-background@0.0.1 No repository field.

    But still I don’t get any picture from /nfs/MIRROR … hmmm



  • That looks good. Are you sure that the share is accesable? Try ls -al /nfs/MIRROR on the commandline of your mirror. Does it show any folders and/or photos?



  • Sure it is accessible - I just set up the nfs share myself.
    All the images are listed when I give ls -la /nfs/MIRROR command …

    $ ls -l /nfs/MIRROR/
    total 748
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 pi pi 157448 nov 16 13:18 IMG-20161116-WA0004.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 pi pi 90988 nov 18 14:07 IMG-20161118-WA0004.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 pi pi 188982 nov 25 13:30 IMG-20161125-WA0002.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 pi pi 197352 dec 8 23:55 IMG-20161127-WA0023.jpg
    -rw-rw-r-- 1 pi pi 117901 dec 14 12:01 IMG.jpg



  • My bad, I just realized that the photoDirectories config is not yet implemented. It only reads photo’s from the photos directory in the module itself. You could make a soft link from your share to /home/pi/MagicMirror/modules/MMM-RandomBackground/photos.



  • OK - it worked … but it is a temporary solution
    When are you going to implement photoDirectories config …


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