I’ve used omxplayer months ago and got away from it but now I want to try it again until I can figure out how to get vlc to work properly
The Raspberry Pi is a great device for video playback using its HDMI output. It is popularly used as a HTPC by installing a full-blown media player solution like OSMC (formerly RaspBMC) or OpenELEC. What if you do not want such a heavy-handed solution, but just need the ability to play a video file now and then?
OMXPlayer is a command-line video player written specifically for the capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. It is filled with features and can output to the HDMI of the Pi.
- SSH into your Raspbian and install it:
- Make sure your HDMI is forced to turn on at boot, as described here.
Shutdown your Pi and your TV. Connect the Pi to the TV using a HDMI cable. Power on the TV first and choose the HDMI input. Next, power on the Pi.
SSH to the Pi and play the video file…
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