Why shouldn't a laptop be able to run all day?
The nice thing is that it has a big hard disk, so it can store and play a long HD movie without human intervention.
I am interested in buying some sort of device (media player?) to hook up to an LCD projector and run for 9 hours a day in an art gallery. I would like to plug in a flash drive (that has videos stored on it) to this player, and plug in the player to the LCD projector. I have yet to convert the video files from their current DVD format. Once I burn them to my MAC and edit them in iMovie, I am wondering what I need to format. Ultimately, I want to be able to avoid using a laptop and dvds and just use a device that can stay on all day and hook up to a projector
So, my questions are:
1. What product(s) would be suitable for my needs listed above?
2. What format should I save my video files as (.mov, .mp4, etc.) when I am ready to start using the player?
3. Do I need to reformat the player or my flash drive so it's compatible (because I have a MAC)?