Video playback on Raspberry Pi – OMXplayer

Posted: October 13, 2013 by schoolpiclub in General News, Raspberry Pi Camera

To playback videos on our Raspberry Pi we installed OMXplayer. This is a media player created by Edgar Hucek specifically for the Raspberry Pi.

Instructions to install

Omxplayer is installed on the latest Raspbian image so you may already have it installed. If not you can install it via LX Terminal using :

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get -y install omxplayer

Video Playback

To play a video file you just need to type the following into LX Terminal :

omxplayer myvideo.mp4

If you are using HDMI you should use this command to pass audio over the HDMI interface :

omxplayer -o hdmi myvideo.mp4

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