Is it possible to install and run MediathekView on a RaspberryPi 4 with 4GB RAM and if so, how to do it?

Is this also possible with a RaspberryPi without a monitor attached?


Download the arm-architecture (for Raspberry Pi chip) as .deb from here and run the installer (with sudo)

cd ~/Downloads
wget https://download.mediathekview.de/stabil/MediathekView-latest-linux-armhf.deb
dpkg -i MediathekView-latest-linux-armhf.deb

Check if the programm was installed with ls /opt/MediathekView. It should print the content of the directory:

bin  MediathekView          MediathekView.ico   MediathekView_ipv4.desktop    MediathekView.jar  MediathekView.vmoptions
jre  MediathekView.desktop  MediathekView_ipv4  MediathekView_ipv4.vmoptions  MediathekView.svg  README.txt

See how the installation includes a Java Runtime Environment in jre. Now run the startup command from the correct directory:

cd /opt/MediathekView
jre/bin/java -Xmx1G -jar MediathekView.jar

If it does not work try

jre/bin/java -Xmx1G --enable-preview -jar MediathekView.jar

This should start up the program.

Note, that all of this is possible from a client that logs into a Pi via VNC that has no monitor attached. To to this use a client like Remmina. To set this up you might have to take some additional steps in the config for the graphics, but is is possible. I might adjust my answer accordingly in the future.

You also need to install the following:

sudo apt install vlc
sudo apt install ffmpeg

and then set those paths in the configuration the first time the program runs and asks for it:


While downloading one file the RaspberryPi uses 30% of the 4GB RAM and about 100% of CPU. With this passive cooler the core temperature was about 48°C:

vcgencmd measure_temp

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