I'm trying to get a hardware accelerated playback of H264 videos, e.g. the Big Buck Bunny sample.

I have

deb http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/ bullseye main
deb http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian/ bullseye main contrib non-free

in my sources.list, and I see there are some omxplayer packages in http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian/pool/main/o/omxplayer/. Yet apt-get install omxplayer cannot find an installation candidate.

How can I properly install omxplayer on bullseye?


Installing omxplayer_20190723+gitf543a0d-1+bullseye_armhf.deb seems to work, but I would prefer my packages to be managed by apt rather than manually.

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It's my understanding that omxplayer has been depreciated, meaning that there are not any plans at this time to make it work on Bullseye. I don't know what options there are that you could use to replace it off-hand.


For me, omxplayer got installed automatically after doing apt --fix-broken install - I don't really understand how apt finds it, but there you go. However, the installation doesn't work out of the box. The instruction listed here: https://github.com/dasl-/piwall2/issues/18 sorted the issue out for me (on a Raspberry Pi model 1).

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