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Why does the Raspberry Pi need a MPEG-2 licence?

Since August 24 2012, it is possible to buy a licence to hardware-decode MPEG-2 videos. Here are my questions: Does it mean that, without this licence, the RPi cannot handle at all MPEG-2 video, or ...
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What is the simplest way to setup and run XBMC?

How can I get XBMC on my Raspberry Pi? I'm not particularly interested in running a specific operating system. My primary desire is to run XBMC on a Raspberry Pi. According to this official post, ...
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What speed can I expect from the hardware-H264-encoding?

I stumbled over the Wikipedia-article that the Broadcom GPU has hardware support for encoding H.264/AVC, not only de-coding. I also found an article where someone gave an example using ffmpeg to ...
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How do you make the HDMI hot-pluggable on a Pi?

We have a Pi3 connected to a TV on a remote worksite. Sometimes, the remote site has a power outage, and when power is restored, the TV and Pi get power at the same time. The problem is that the TV ...
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Can Raspberry Pi 3 do 4K Video?

It looks like the Raspberry Pi 3 may be powerful enough to output 4K video, but I haven't seen anything about it anywhere. Does anyone know if the Raspberry Pi 3 can output video over HDMI at 4K ...
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Difference between H.264 and x264 and how to play it

Disclaimer: This is not an actual question, but rather "share your knowledge, Q&A-style" So, I'm running Xbmc on my Raspberry Pi and I'm having trouble understanding what I can actually play with ...
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Can I stream 1080p video from the Pi?

We all know the Pi can play 1080p video no problem, but is it fast enough to act as the basis for a file server that can stream 1080p video over its wired network connection? I'm thinking of using ...
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DSI video connector

On the left of the Raspberry logo, there is a DSI connector. I am not familiar with this standard. What sort of displays can I connect to using this connector? And can I buy these displays off the ...
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Ideal Handbrake x264 settings for encoding videos

What are the ideal settings to take advantage of the hardware decode abilities of the processor and still steer clear of any features that would require software decode or inability to correctly ...
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Hardware-accelerated h264 encoding possible?

The Raspberry Pi will do hardware accelerated h264 encoding when recording video from the camera board. How can I encode h264 (using hardware acceleration) when the source images are not coming ...
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How to disable local terminal showing through when playing video

Any local terminal text (login prompt, etc) is showing through areas of the screen that are not covered by video (i.e. the black bars on the top and bottom) when I use a remote terminal to play video ...
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Stream videos wirelessly from PC to Pi to TV?

I have a collection of movies (Please note: Mostly 1080p) on my external hard disk drive. This drive is attached to my PC (Mac). The external hard disk also contains some important work files, hence I ...
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Running 1080p video from within XOrg smoothly

The 1080p examples that work outside of X.Org run very smoothly on my Pi, but within X.Org they don't run very smoothly at all at the moment. Given that X.Org is currently not GPU-accelerated, this ...
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Can the video acceleration on the Raspberry Pi be used for video compression for surveillance and recording?

I was wondering about installing the Raspberry Pi as a video recording device and connecting a USB camera to it. Of course, I'd rather compress it using something like MPEG. Does the hardware support ...
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Do I still need to purchase the MPEG-2 and VC-1 license keys for the Raspberry Pi 2?

Do I still need to purchase the MPEG-2 and VC-1 license keys for the Raspberry Pi 2? If so, will the same MPEG-2 and VC-1 licenses available in the Raspberry Pi store work with the Raspberry Pi 2?
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Are there hardware-incompatible video codecs?

Are there any video codecs that are not compatible with the Raspberry Pi based on hardware requirements?
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What's the quickest way to start playing a movie after attaching power?

I want my Raspberry Pi to start looping a predefined .mp4 movie (/home/oliver/awesome.mp4) as soon as possible after attaching power to the device. This has to happen without any user interaction and ...
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Pi for Google+ Hangouts

I'm trying to find out if the Pi could work for a Google+ Hangout. I'm guessing no but wondering if anyone is trying to get it to work. Will the new webcam version make it easier? We want to set up a ...
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Pi Zero Video out header

I'm still waiting to sort getting a Pi Zero, but a thought has just occured to me. The Pi Zero has 4 pins which are AFAIK something to do with video: So I have two questions: What is the pinout for ...
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What is the best way to access a DRM flash sites like Hulu or YouTube?

What is the best way to access DRM Flash sites like Hulu or YouTube using the Raspberry? I have a Neuros (Ubuntu) box on the same network that runs these sites now using the Flash plug-in.
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Does an MPEG-2 license improve Flash video playback performance?

I'm running Raspbian. I installed Gnash to enable Flash support (i.e. YouTube playback). The videos come up, but they're too slow to be watchable. Does the MPEG-2 licence key improve YouTube ...
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Raspberry Pi for real time video processing

A project I'm working on involves wireless transmission of images from a camera to a host computer in real time. Can the Raspberry Pi be used as a DSP for the camera for image acquisition and pre-...
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Is the pi-zero capable enough to play video?

The project would be a turnkey video player: plug it in to the hdmi display and power, and it plays a prepared video list in a loop. No user controls or anything; brute stupid to use in the field. ...
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How can I get Raspivid to skip h264 encoding? (getting rid of 5 second latency streaming video)

There are gazillions of forums and threads about getting rid of a 5 second latency when using a Pi together with a PI-Cam as a surveillance camera. Many tutorials show how to use vlc to encode and ...
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omxplayer: h.264 bitrates and encoding settings for stutter-free playback

We just received six Raspberry Pi boards with 512mb ram and plan to use them for HDMI playback. Initial tests were working great with omxplayer, but we are experiencing extreme stuttering issues for ...
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How to stream low-latency video from the RPi to a web browser in realtime

I took me a while of hunting, but I managed to get low-latency real-time video streaming working on my RPi2. I'm running this on my RPi2: raspivid -t 999999 -h 720 -w 1280 -fps 25 -b 2000000 -vf -o -...
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Watch YouTube in Browser with Raspbian

What is the easiest way to watch YouTube in a web browser when using Raspbian? I tried using something called PiVid with Chromium, but videos never played (despite it otherwise working as described ...
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No video on HDMI?

I just got my Raspberry Pi in the mail, and went to hook it up to my TV with an HDMI cable. I plugged in the cable (known to work with my cable box), a keyboard, and then power. A light comes on the ...
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H265 decoding performance on a Pi 3

Though there seems to be little information available, I've seen several posts of people successfully decoding H265 video on the Pi 3 either with, or without overclocking. I'm running a Raspberry Pi ...
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Type of cable needed for new audio/video port on Model B+?

Just wondering what kind of cable I need to output audio and video using the new AV jack on the RPi model B+. I'm assuming it would look like a headphone cord but split to RCA or similar?
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HEVC playback on RPi 4

Raspberry Pi 4 lists HEVC (H.265) video decoding up to 4K@60fps in the spec. I'd like to get some feedback from people who already had a chance to try it out. Is this hardware or software encoding? ...
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Can't get Pi to work with a Sony SDM-S74 DVI-D monitor

I have just bought a new RaspberryPi that I'm trying to get working with a Sony DVI monitor. I'm hoping someone can help me. I installed Raspbian on a 8GB card, connected the Pi to a Sony SDM-S74 ...
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Is it possible to connect to a display port?

I bought a HDMI to DP cable to connect my Raspberry Pi 2 to a screen with Display Port. Unfortunately I get no output on the screen. Is it possible to connect the Raspberry Pi 2 to a screen with ...
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How am I supposed to set GPU memory in RPi4?

I have been using RPi4 for a while and I have found some problems playing videos on VLC and YouTube. After searching for a long time, I found that these problems can be solved by increasing GPU memory....
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Take picam image while motion is running

I am running motion on my raspberry pi using the V4L2 driver. While motion is running, I can't take a snapshot using raspistill. Is is possible to take a snapshot of the virtual V4L2 device using ...
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Creating an HDMI Pass-Through Connection

I would be very interested to know if anyone on here might be able to provide some insights into the feasibility and/or proper approach to add a HDMI input to the Raspberry Pi in an effort to allow ...
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Will Raspberry Pi work with a USB Bluray player to play Bluray discs?

Raspberry Pi has H.264 licenses available. What does that mean though -- VLC claims to be able to play H.264 and VC-1 though, yet I see a lot of people advising against turning Raspberry Pi into a ...
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Media player for Debian Squeeze

I would like to install a media player, but I don't know what players are available to install. I have tried to install VLC although it does not work. I am using Debian squeeze.
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GPU accelerated Video decoding on a browser. Is it possible?

Let's say I have a Rpi (B+) and want it to act as Kiosk, where a video will play on a loop in fullscreen. The video will change programatically, so I need an API to control it. I've done this before, ...
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How can I move the terminal?

For some reason my TV is cutting off about 4 or 5 characters from the screen of my Raspberry Pi. I am using Raspbian, but it occurred with Arch as well. Could it be that I have an HDMI to Component ...
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QtMultimedia on RaspBerry Pi

I've been trying to get QtMultimedia working on Raspberry Pi for a few weeks now, cross-compiling using the BakeQtPi script, yet the QtMultimedia plugin never seems to find an appropriate service to ...
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Chromium tab crashes if mp4 video with GPU acceleration

I maintain a distro that runs chromium called FullePageOS. I added gpu acceleration, but now mp4 video crashes the chromium tab when its viewed (mpeg works). How can I fix this? Alternatively how do ...
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The Composite Video on my Raspberry Pi isn't working

I run the commands /opt/vc/bin/tvservice -o<br> /opt/vc/bin/tvservice -c "PAL 4:3" and the screen changes from the default "no signal" screen to a black screen. This shows me that the ...
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Streaming Audio and Video from a remote Raspberry Pi to my computer

I've been working a couple of days on this issue. I need to set a stream up that streams audio and video (doesn't matter if I need to open separate connections for it, as long as it works) from the ...
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Get HTML5 videos to play in Chromium on Raspberry Pi

I installed chromium-browser on the Raspberry Pi. However now when I make a webpage with this: <video width="860" height="480" controls> <source src="vid.mp4" type="video/mp4" ></...
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AirPlay on Raspberry Pi

I would like to start a new project definitely out of my current skill level. I want to make a program to run on the Pi that will allow it to use AirPlay and display on a 2nd gen Apple Tv. This is ...
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Is there a way to smoothly play video directly from a Blu-ray drive? [closed]

I tried to play compressed .mkv and compressed .m2ts and it works perfectly with omxplayer. I am just curious to know if I overclock my Pi to run .m2ts straight from a Blu-ray so it will not be laggy.
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How to exit omxplayer without command line?

I'm running default raspbian with the desktop environment. If I start omxplayer without allocating a console, I have no access to the control keys and can't get it to exit. Am I doing something wrong? ...
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Can I use the composite video connecor to send video INTO the Raspberry PI?

I am looking to convert video from an analogue surveillance camera (w. BNC connector) into a digital format using a Raspberry PI. I was wondering first if the composite video connector would allow me ...
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How to stream video via socket using OpenCV and picamera

I'm relative new with Raspberry and I'm trying to stream a video to a PC using OpenCV libraries. I already made connection using the camera documentation but I don't know send the frames using OpenCV. ...
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