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📅 2016-Mar-20 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 📚 Archive

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.

$ sudo apt-get install omxplayer
$ omxplayer foo.mkv
$ omxplayer --help

Tried with: OMXPlayer 0.3.6, OMX Remote 1.9 and Raspbian 7