It depends on what they are playing it from :
- burn a video to DVD and set it up to play on a loop
- Memory stick / USB
- if the tv supports memory sticks, then put the images on that and use the operating system of the tv to loop images
- computer - try these links
Beyond that, I'm stuck.
I've done similar in the past, but the client made their own presentations using my images.
Hope these options work for you
Whether your video will loop completely depends on the operating system on that TV. Some will have options to loop video. Many don't. Nothing you do to the file will help. Simplest option as Hamish notes is to just export a folder of jpegs and use the slideshow software on the TV to loop that. That will work on almost any TV with a USB port as they all have some primitive slideshow software built in. I wouldn't recommend using a DVD as the resolution will be terrible especially on a large tradeshow TV and it will just not be usable. If there is a computer hooked up, powerpoint or keynote (mac only) will work perfectly and will be available almost anywhere but there you could also just loop a mp4 using quicktime (the view menu).
Good point about DVD's. I should have said Blu Ray or DVD, but I don't use either, so forgot about blu ray machines
Yeah, BluRay is not trivial to author though. Adobe abandoned their DVD and BluRay authoring program Encore but you can still install it using trickery if you have a full CC subscription. There's not much left besides that. Apparently nobody needs to author BluRays anymore. If you don't actually author and just burn a mp4 file on a BluRay disk, you won't be able to set it to loop and functionally it is the same as just saving the file on a USB stick. It's surprising how hard this is.
Thanks guys been searching and searching and seems that all pans out as you say.
Trouble is they are renting a TV so won't know for sure until they pitch up at the Show what it's capabilities will be.
Think I'll do an hour long mp.4 and well as a folder of image slides, should cover them hopefully!
Fingers crossed and thanks again.
It may be sensible for the client to talk to the rental company and find out in advance. I expect it will be a shiny modern large TV designed for shows and take a USB memory card.
As its a vital part of their presentation, surely this kind of stuff should be sorted out by them in advance.
If I was you, find out who the company is, talk to them and if local, go see them and trial the memory card.
Yes it will cost you time, but the client will - should - be delighted you are looking out for them and made the effort to solve a problem the client should have solved.
Good plan on making both options.
Yes you would think wouldn't you, but you know what folk are like, always something else to worry about.
Good advice ta!