Here’s the deal: a guy wrote wonderful script (yle-dl) to download material from YLE channel. In 2016, a mini series called Downshiftaajat got aired, and me and my wife were hooked instantly on it. We had a basic flat TV, with HDMI connector, but no “media box” ie. a set-top box. Oh, and very scant time to watch anything, overall. So… something need to get cooked.
- use Raspberry Pi 3 to show downloaded TV series (generally: digital videos)
- make some kind of menu, where user can select a Show to play
- make it darn easy™
How’s that for a spec?
Turns out that probably the greatest risk in this project would be to aimless wander in the side alleys; basically Raspberry Pi 3 is a capable device — thus, with relative ease of installing a Debian Linux on it, along with one of the most feature-rich video player software (VLC) one could ever dream of, there shouldn’t be any big problems.