Rotating display of Plex posters meant for a vertical TV or monitor.
Available as a binary and Docker container.
You can run Poster Box in one of two ways:
Install on Mac OS with:
$ brew install JakeWharton/repo/posterbox
For other platforms, download ZIP from
$ posterbox --help Usage: posterbox [OPTIONS] CONFIG HTTP server for Poster Box frontend Options: --port PORT Port for the HTTP server (default 9931) -h, --help Show this message and exit Arguments: CONFIG TOML config file
The container starts the webserver on port 9931.
It expects to load the configuration TOML from
/config/config.toml so mount a volume accordingly.
$ docker run -it --rm -v /path/to/config:/config \ jakewharton/posterbox
version: '2' services: dodo: image: jakewharton/posterbox restart: unless-stopped volumes: - /path/to/config:/config
The configuration file allows customization of behavior and specifies the source of content. All top-level keys and sections are optional. An empty configuration file is technically valid, but will result in no content being displayed.
# Duration each item is displayed as an ISO 8601 duration string (optional). # See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Durations. # Value: must be positive duration # Default: "PT15S" (15 seconds) itemDisplayDuration = "PT10S" # Transition between items (optional). # Value: "none", "fade", "crossfade", "slide-right", or "slide-left" # Default: "fade" itemTransition = "slide-right" # Use Plex as a content source. # This section is optional but has required keys if it is present. [plex] # Plex host URL (required). # Value: String containing DNS hostname or IP with protocol and optional port. host = "http://plexms:32800" # Plex authentication token (required). # See https://support.plex.tv/articles/204059436-finding-an-authentication-token-x-plex-token/. # Value: String token = "abc123" # Libraries from which to pull posters (optional). No matter the contents of this array, # only entries of type "movie" or "show" will be used. # Value: Array of case-sensitive library names or null to use all available libraries. # Default: null libraries = [ "Movies", "TV Shows" ] # Minimum rating cut-off for poster inclusion (optional). Content with no rating is # treated as having a rating of 0. Audience rating takes precedence over critic rating. # Value: Whole number in the range [0, 100] # Default: 0 minimumRating = 40 # Duration between synchronizing items from Plex server as an ISO 8601 duration # string (optional). See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ISO_8601#Durations. # Value: String containing positive duration # Default: "PT15M" (15 minutes) syncIntervalDuration = "PT30M"
To run the latest code build with
./gradlew installDist. This will put the application into
build/install/posterbox/. From there you can use the command-line instructions
The Docker container can be built with
docker build ..
Poster Box was inspired by Posterr which is a far more feature-filled and customizable tool. Posterr was not able to run smoothly on my Raspberry Pi Zero due to its use of a jQuery-based carousel and creating DOM nodes for every poster when loaded. Poster Box has only two sets of DOM elements which are updated when off-screen and animated using CSS animations. If you like Poster Box but wish it had more features and integrated with more tools you should try Posterr!
Copyright 2022 Jake Wharton Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0 Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.