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Is it possible to play audio though the /3.5mm jack/ without startx?

Seems like it would be a lot of trouble just to play some audio.

  • When you say 'auxiliary port', are you referring to the 3.5mm jack output, or the RCA connector output? – goobering Feb 10 '16 at 18:35
  • The 3.5mm jack. – desu Feb 10 '16 at 18:37
  • 'aplay' or 'omxplayer' will play audio from the command line... – Piotr Kula Feb 10 '16 at 18:45
  • Sorry desu, that was an either/or question. The pi has a 3.5mm jack output, which is used for audio, and it has an RCA output which is used for component video. RCA type connectors are commonly mis-named as 'auxiliary'. I suspect your question relates to trying to get audio out of the yellow RCA connector, which is not possible. Can you confirm which output socket you're referring to? – goobering Feb 10 '16 at 18:57
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    @goobering, it's a Pi2B, so there's no additional RCA connector, just the 3.5 mm jack with four rings for audio and video. – Ghanima Feb 10 '16 at 19:32
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Yeah, it's possible. I even play movies without startx. I personally use omxplayer but any command-line based player would do it.

Edit as suggested by angussidney:

  • What package do you need to install?
    • You need the omxplayer package.
  • How do you install omxplayer?
    • sudo apt-get install omxplayer
  • How do you open media files? What command do you use?
    • omxplayer [media file name or path]
  • Do you need any special boot config?
    • No.
  • Could you expand on how you do this? What commands do you use? What packages do you need to install? Do you need to do any special boot config? – angussidney Feb 11 '16 at 8:14
  • @angussidney -1. Tsk. No, there's nothing special about it. – PNDA Feb 11 '16 at 9:11

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