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Raspberry Pi Media Player

Raspberry Pi media players are a great choice for technology-based education programs and those on a restricted budget. Raspberry Pi can be configured into a compact case and offers a wide array of design possibilities.

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Raspberry Pi Digital Signage Media Player

What is Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi is a small, stripped-down computer that often doesn’t come encased. It was intended to provide a hardware platform for computer enthusiasts, educators, and do-it-yourselfers with a low cost, yet highly expandable base to work from.

Raspberry Pi computers traditionally cost around $25 (US). They are powered by the Raspbian operating system (developed from Debian Linux) which has a no-cost license. However, to build a reliable, fully functional digital signage media player, other hardware components need to be added to an out-of-the-box Raspberry Pi computer.


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Why Choose Raspberry Pi?

Raspberry Pi media players provide the lowest introductory costs for any person or organization looking to design a digital signage system. Additionally, there are no limits to the kind of digital signage system you can build - assuming you’re highly skilled at building computers from scratch.

Raspberry Pi Media Player Cost


Most basic Raspberry Pi computers start around $25 (US), which is a fraction of the cost of traditional media players. However, a basic, bare-bones Raspberry Pi will not serve as a useful digital signage media player. Additional hardware components will be required to operate a digital signage system. With that said, a well built Raspberry Pi media player will be around $125 (US), which is still considerably less expensive than other media player options.

Raspberry Pi Media Player Size


Raspberry Pi comes assembled on a motherboard that is 85mm by 56mm in dimensions (roughly 3.35 inches by 2.20 inches) - which is smaller than an index card! With such a compact size, you’re able to design a very small media player. This can come in very handy for tight spaces and any weight concerns (for example, if you must stow your media player above ceiling tiles).

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Large Support Base

The support base for Raspberry Pi consists of a large international community. There are tens of thousands of Raspberry Pi enthusiasts tinkering on DIY projects around the clock. Some are making flying drones and others are designing a digital signage system just like you! You can view general Raspberry PI documentation or browse through a Raspberry Pi digital signage forum topic and chances are someone has solved the problem that you might be facing.

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What You Will Need To Build A Raspberry Pi Media Player

To build a functional Raspberry Pi digital signage media player you will need to purchase the following components:
• Raspberry Pi 4 Computer
• Heat Sink
• Fan
• Power Supply
• Micro SD Card
• Case (optional)


Occasionally, you can find all of these components sold together. However, sourcing individual parts will allow you to select high-quality products that will reduce troubleshooting and downtime later on.

For instructions on how to set up your Raspberry Pi media player, please see this page.


How do you get started with Raspberry Pi media player digital signage?

Step 1

Pick a template

To get started with Rise Vision digital signage software,  you’ll need to first pick a template from our website or from this page and then sign up for a free Rise Vision trial account.

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Activate your display

After picking a template and then creating a Rise Vision trial account, it's time to activate your display.

To share Rise Vision to digital signage you need a digital signage display or TV and a digital signage media player if it isn't built into the TV.

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Keep it interesting

Remember to continue communicating better by subscribing to our free weekly template recommendations and be sure to attend one of our free weekly training sessions. Also, we’re standing by if there’s any problem, feel free to contact us anytime.

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Digital Signage Software For Your Raspberry Pi Media Player

Rise Vision is a digital signage content management and scheduling software for schools, organizations, and businesses. Our software is cloud-based which gives you the added benefit of being able to control your digital signage remotely without having to update each media player individually.
We have been supporting the Raspberry Pi digital signage movement since 2013 - iterating and improving our digital signage software to complement Raspberry Pi every step of the way. Our main mission has been to make digital signage easy. With the challenges that Raspberry Pi presents, the last thing we want our customers to have to deal with is complicated digital signage software. Try a free trial of Rise Vision on us for 14 days.

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