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I would like to know if anyone can help me with this, I would like to activate the reproduction of the video by pushing a button. The video will be played using Raspberry Pi. Do I need to program the Raspberry Pi? How do I connect the button to the Raspberry Pi? At the moment I have been using Bright sign.

Thank you in advanced

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    It is disappointing that google offers no answers. What search terms were you using? – joan Feb 8 '17 at 10:49
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What you're trying to do is called a keyboard shortcut or a hotkey. Assuming Raspbian, those are configured via the file ~/.config/openbox/rc.xml. The documentation on this file is available here. A quick example:

<keybind key="F1">
  <action name="Execute">
    <command>mplayer -fs /path/to/file.avi</command>
  </action>
</keybind>

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