How to create an Advertising Display with Ubuntu 16.04 and VLC player

Today we are going to look at how to create an advertising display in Ubuntu 16.04.  Let me first define what I mean with an advertising display, it will be a computer, it can be a Rasberry PI with a screen which will just in a loop play a video on fullscreen when you boot up your system.

I created this video, when I build a display like this at my previous work,  they are still using it today and it works great!

As you can see in the video, we firstly install VLC on our system, then we will move our video to a location you want, for example I moved it to the /opt folder, which is a great place to store data like this as many third-party applications store their data there, and lastly we will create a standard user account that will log in automatically.  After that, we go the newly created account, a test that VLC is working, if you want, and then we create a new startup application with the last command, as seen in the video and change the word pathtovideo to the actual path of the video.  Reboot your system and everything should work!  Enjoy!

Commands Used:
sudo apt-get install vlc
sudo nautilus
vlc -L -f pathofvideo


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