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Implement video loaded notification
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This is an extension for the MagicMirror. It can show/hide a video downloaded from a Podcast or a private server (needs static file path). Hereby you can use an existing podcast or be able to create your own script to select the displayed videos. At the moment you can only display the video by clicking a button (MMM-Button) or using MMM-voice.


  1. Navigate into your MagicMirror's modules folder and execute git clone A new folder will appear navigate into it.
  2. Execute npm install to install the node dependencies.
  3. Install omxplayer.

Using the module

To use this module, add it to the modules array in the config/config.js file:

modules: [
		module: 'MMM-Podcast',
		config: {
			// See 'Configuration options' for more information.

Configuration options

The following properties can be configured:

Option Description
feedUrl The url from the wanted podcast. Default value is the 100 second news podcast from German TV (Tagesschau)

Possible values: string
Default value: ''
videoUrl The static file url from any server you want (for custom video "podcast")

Possible values: string
Default value: ''
updateVideoHours The daily hour when the video gets updated

Possible values: int
Default value: 4
updateVideoMinutes The minute when the video gets updated

Possible values: int
Default value: 0


This modules sends a VIDEO_LOADED notification to all modules once the video download is finished.

Voice Commands

You need to say your KEYWORD (Default: MAGIC MIRROR), when the KEYWORD is recognized the microphone will start to flash and as long as the microphone is flashing (timeout config option) the mirror will recognize COMMANDS or MODES (Keep in mind that the recognition will take a while, so when you say your COMMAND right before the microphone stops flashing the COMMAND will propably not recognized).

Mode of this module: PODCAST





The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright © 2016 PtrBld

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the “Software”), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

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