I'm looking to make a tiny embedded video player. Ideally, I'd like it to play an MPEG1/2 which either displaying a webcam in a picture in picture style window, or having it switch from an MPEG1/2 to the webcam on motion detection (can be done via a serial port remote-control style command).
We have microcontrollers on the boards inside of out unit, so motion detection doesnt have to be software based. In fact, I'd prefer it to not be. I basically need a minimalistic MPlayer with a couple of little scripts. I'm a pretty knowledgable linux guy (been my primary OS for over a year), but this thing has me by the neck :/. It needs to boot fast and autostart with no interaction.
The product itself is a public display. As of now, we have a flash car dreader, and it switches between a JPG ad and a video camera (switches to camera when it detects motion). We'd like to have that work with a video. Picture in picture would be great too.
Thanks in advance for all your help