MMM-GoogleDriveSlideShowallows you to display a slideshow of your photos stored in Google Drive.
The MMM-GooglePhotos module allows to display photos stored in Google Photo, but as my photos are stored in Google Drive, I’ve created this module to create a slideshow of these photos on the Magic Mirror screen.
The module is highly configurable :
- Google Drive root folder
- Number of folders to scan / photos to retrieve
- Refresh interval of the slideshow and periodic scan of Google Drive
- Integration with other modules notifications (PIR sensor for example to display next image)
- Play mode (automatic, manual)
Thanks to the MM team and all the community for their great work !
@clegallic and if u get a suspend() call, u stop polling the server and stop attempting to display, right?
@sdetweil I wasn’t aware of the
I will update the module to implement these methods.
It’s fixed now. Regards.
I am not having any luck installing this module. It is probably user error. I have MM2 up and running but when I paste the code and restart MM2 is tells ,e i need to create a config.js file.
WARNING! Could not validate config file. Starting with default configuration. Please correct syntax errors at or above this line: /home/pi/MagicMirror/config/config.js:56 rootFolderId: my id is here, ^ SyntaxError: Invalid or unexpected token at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:722:23) at Object.Module._extensions..js (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:798:10) at Module.load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:645:32) at Function.Module._load (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:560:12) at Module.require (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:685:19) at require (internal/modules/cjs/helpers.js:16:16) at loadConfig (/home/pi/MagicMirror/js/app.js:67:12) at App.start (/home/pi/MagicMirror/js/app.js:202:3) at Object. (/home/pi/MagicMirror/js/electron.js:126:7) at Module._compile (internal/modules/cjs/loader.js:786:30)
Do I need to add anything to the ID? I have tried adding quotes but that did not seem to work.
rootFolderId: my id is here,
the rules for values in config.js
whatever to the right of : if its numbers (1, or 21.25) or true/false it does not need quotes
if it contains letters or spaces (this is a test, or 232130-1485i2jelnefkhwerh (apikey) it must be quoted,
single or double doesn’t matter as long as start and end are the same.
so, under the rules above
rootFolderId: my id is here,
should be at least
rootFolderId: 'my id is here',
@sdetweil thanks that helped somewhat. now MM2 loads but i just have a white box. Making progress though.
You have to configure the module with the ID of the Google Drive folder (rootFolderId) where your photos are stored.
You can check a complete answer here : https://github.com/clegallic/MMM-GoogleDriveSlideShow/issues/2#issuecomment-658843412
first of all, I really like the ideaof the module. But I am currently stuck at creating the authentification with google and then the token. In step 7 of your readme, I have no “other” option to choose, so I chose “web application”. But in step 9 (using VNC to access the magic mirror), the authentification fails.
Do you have any idea what is my mistake?
I don’t think you made a mistake, and that the “type” choice at step 7 has any importance.
Can you check that your credentials.json file looks like that ?
Can you send me the detail of the error while trying to authenticate at step 10 ?