I have a linux machine which is currently running debian 7. I need a piece of software to play a series of video adverts from a folder without the user being able to stop or mess around with the video. Literally just needs to be start up and go. Any ideas?
Configure an X server with no input devices. Disable VT switching and ctrl-alt-del just in case.
Don't run a desktop on the X server, just run a video player like mplayer, fullscreen.