OMXPlayer is a standalone commandline OMX player for the Raspberry PI.

I cannot find it in the repository. How do I install it?


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You can install it easily as superuser:

sudo su

First you need install required dependencies:

apt-get install libpcre3 fonts-freefont-ttf

Optionally you can install fbset, I highly recommend it if you are going to use --refresh/-r option:

apt-get install fbset

When you have installed the dependencies you can go ahead downloading the omxplayer and install it with dpkg:

cd /tmp/
wget http://omxplayer.sconde.net/builds/omxplayer_0.3.6~git20150505~b1ad23e_armhf.deb
dpkg -i omxplayer_*_armhf.deb

the latest version will change, so this is just the example for the (currently latest) version from 20150505.

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