triggering video playback from external source


I’m looking to learn how to control video playback, perhaps via serial, from an external controller. The thought is for the beaglebone to output a video file, receiving start/stop commands from a serial source. Possible? I would appreciate a push towards any tutorials.

Many thanks,

I’m not sure if this is what you mean, but there is mjpeg streamer,

which streams mjpeg compressed video over a wired or wireless network.