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i am trying to put together some code i have found. i am noob with python. So i want to press a button and 1)arm relay for 20 sec 2)play a video at same time, and to stop both after 20 sec. in those 20 sec i need the button to be dead. in the code i have the video sometimes dose not play. can someone plz help?

#!/usr/bin/python


import RPi.GPIO as GPIO
import time
import os
from time import sleep
from  xbmcjson import XBMC, PLAYER_VIDEO

def my_callback(channel):
  xbmc = XBMC("http://localhost/jsonrpc",'osmc','osmc')
#  print xbmc.JSONRPC.Ping()
  xbmc.Player.Stop([PLAYER_VIDEO])
  xbmc.Player.Open(item={"file":"/home/osmc/Movies/wall.mpg"})
#  video_id = ""
#  xbmc.Player.Open(item={"file":"plugin://plugin.video.youtube/?action=play_video&videoid=" + video_id})
  xbmc.Input.Back()
  xbmc.Input.Back()
  xbmc.GUI.ActivateWindow("videos")
# xbmc.GUI.ActivateWindow({"window":"videos"})
# xbmc.GUI.ActivateWindow(window="videos")

switch =  27 #enter your switch gpio number here
relay =  17 #enter your relay gpio number here
state = 0

GPIO.setmode(GPIO.BCM) # you can change this to Board if you prefere 
GPIO.setwarnings(False)
GPIO.setup(switch, GPIO.IN)
GPIO.setup(relay, GPIO.OUT)
GPIO.add_event_detect(switch, GPIO.FALLING, callback=my_callback, bouncetime=200)
# set relay off you may need to change this to high if you relay board works active on low, also change state to 1 if this is the case.
GPIO.output(relay, GPIO.HIGH)
while True:
# check if switch is pressed and keep checking
   while GPIO.input(switch) == 0:
      print "waiting for switch press"
      time.sleep(0.5)

   else:
      # checks current relay state and changes it to the other.
      if state == 0:
         print "Setting gpio high"
         state = 1
         GPIO.output(relay, GPIO.HIGH)
         time.sleep(1)

      else:
         print "setting gpio low"
         state = 0
         GPIO.output(relay, GPIO.LOW)
         time.sleep(1)
  • the video sometimes dose not play - probably OSMC being stupid. Check the OSMC logs for stupidity – Jaromanda X Feb 6 at 1:27

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