How to turn TV on and off via riseplayer

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When using a the raspberry pi as a player, there would be the possibility to turn a connected screen on or off via shell command!

The answer is given by using the CEC commands that talks to the TV via HDMI.

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Would this be an option to integrate into the general rise player? cec-client or libCEC is available for many platforms and it would be a great add on to schedule uptimes for a screen to black it out during nighttime for instance...

What do you think?
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Daniel Schmid

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Posted 5 years ago

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Thanks for the suggestion!

If anybody else is interested in something like this, please be sure to +1 the thread!
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Saša Madžar

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Mark Jacobs

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I want this please
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Hi guys,

At this point development for Raspberry Pi has halted and the hardware/player is no longer supported. We do appreciate your input.

Pi Player is an open source project. If a third party developer would like to implement this feature and make it public, this thread woul dbe a great place to update!