Yes, VLC can be installed on the recommended Debian image using sudo apt-get install vlc.
As far as I understand, VLC (>= 1.1) uses the VAAPI to decode video, if it is available. VAinfo should tell you whether hardware decoding is available and since all packages are available for armel, hardware acceleration should work from the technical side. Since ...
VLC is available in the extra repository for Arch Linux ARM.
However, unless I'm mistaken, VLC doesn't yet support hardware acceleration with the GPU on the Pi. This means playback wont be as good as using OMXPlayer (see this question for more information).
Have you taken a look at XBMC?
There are two distros being developed for the Pi. These are:
Your other choice is to perform connectivity and media playback manually.
This involves using a Samba for file sharing and OMXPlayer for your media.
My new personal favorite is XBian, which is well supported, up-to-date, and offers a ...
This Multimedia IR Remote Controller with USB Receiver is supposed to appear as a plain USB HID keyboard. It shouldn't need drivers. Alternatively, MythTV users have a lot of experience in getting odd remote controls to work, sometimes with LIRC.
I am not sure how to make the gui, but I know how to do text-to-speech. You can use espeak:
sudo apt-get install espeak
espeak 'Hello world'
By default, espeak's voice is hard to understand (for me). To find a voice, use:
sudo apt-cache search espeak
Then, find a voice. Install it. Then, run
to find how to change the voice. It should be ...
It is possible Netflix WILL run on the Raspberry Pi but it's based on current development of Android Pi. Currently Android compiles on the Pi but does not have video hardware acceleration. The developers are working on this now however with Broadcom. When finished the Android Netflix app should work just fine.
It's just waiting for finished driver ...
I only have limited experience with XBMC but strongly believe that that might already be over-complicated for 'the target audience' (this 90-year old woman).
However, I believe that this project is most certainly achievable on a RasPi. As I'm a webdeveloper I would suggest to build a simple webapp. I have no clue whatsoever if something like this exists, ...
This sounds very much like some of your AVI files have video encoded with MPEG-2 or VC1 (or possibly some other unsupported codec) and you don't have the MPEG-2 or VC1 codec installed (only h.264/MPEG-4 content can be played by default). I had exactly the same issue when I first installed RaspBMC and tried to play DVD content (it plays like an audio file, in ...
As Qualcuno pointed out yesterday, the RPi (all models) does not have support for hardware acceleration of H.265 video sources. As such, the RPi just doesn't have the raw horsepower needed to decode higher resolution videos on the fly.
Will an MPEG-2 License help?
MPEG-2 is a totally different encoding type, so no it won't help your case.
do I even ...
I'm with Raspbian Lite from Debian stretch. With the raspi you should be connected to your local network and to your audio output (earphone, amplifier etc). First you can check your audio output with this small audio file working.wav. Of course you can take any other audio output test.
pi ~$ sudo apt install alsa-utils
pi ~$ aplay working.wav
If you hear ...
I've changed bind_to_address to "any" and set mpd to be /var/run/mpd owner.
sudo chown mpd /var/run/mpd
and gave 755 permissions to /var/run/mpd/pid file
sudo chmod 755 /var/run/mpd/pid
Now it is working perfectly.
I am not sure about Go but if you can launch command line (hidden?) and keep it live while it does its thing then use omxplayer. Not only can it play back video do a specified screen, like HDMI it can also play audio files like MP3, AAC or WAVE.
apt-get install omxplayer
Sometimes its needed to do this.
ln -s /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabi/libpcre....
I have done some light digging for you since most things can become overly complex fairly quickly for your target audience.
From my personal experience, buttons and gui's (no matter how simple in your dev eyes) can come across as confusing to the elderly.
I don't know how good your skills are with (web) development, or if you can get a skilled dev ...
I am afraid that those boards will not play nice in the sandbox together - at least not as supplied and without further hacks.
The Amp+ and the DAC+ board share the following pins (see here GPIO usage):
GPIO 2 and 3 for configuration
GPIO 28 through 31 for the sound interface
For pins 28..31 they also explicitely state that:
You can’t use them for any ...
A RPI3 can decode 1080p HEVC quite well. There have been NEON optimizations to HW-accelerate HEVC decoding. Best played with KODI.
The problem is a RPI3 is running hot, so it starts throttling, an RPI3+ has much less thermal issues.
Nowadays a RPI3+ can even decode 10bit 1080p HEVC pretty well. Use the latest KODI/LibreElec builds for the best performance.
This behaviour has very little to do with the hardware. Yes it is true that using the GPU speeds up rendering of encoded video or rendering 3D graphics but they must follow a strict standard. The GPU is not a round robin solution that magically makes everything work.
The core problem is the compression settings used with the encoder for your file. If it was ...
I had the same though, and decided to just try a cheap'n cheerful HID style device.
The item below seems to work perfectly (for all small values of perfect)...
PC Computer Wireless Remote Controller with USB IR Receiver
(It looks to be very similar or the same as the Deal Extreme device above).
Furthermore it works with the similarly cheep'n cheerful ...
Yes, it is possible to use the RaspberryPi as a remote infrared control. I have been building this exact project myself and have been documenting every step I have taken to accomplish it.
You can install LIRC (Linux Infrared Remote Control) to give the RaspberryPi the ability to send and receive IR commands. Then, you can use some open source software I ...
tldr; use VLC + e.
Can not be done using omxplayer
I am kind of stating the obvious, but it looks like it cannot be done with omxplayer. A quick search results in the following the keyboard shortcuts that are related but do not offer a solution.
Left Arrow Seek -30
Right Arrow Seek +30
Down Arrow Seek -600
Up Arrow Seek +600
Also, starting up the ...
Ventilation is a good idea if you notice the core temperature getting much above 60-65 °C.
...Will tell you this. Note that throttling will kick in if you get close to the recommended maximum; I think it starts upwards of 80 °C, the maximum being 85. You want to prevent that from happening.
most of the cases I am finding don't ...
This happens because you have mount helpers which mount the storage devices with the identity of the user holding the current session on your machine. If you have a GUI and log in as pi, that's the user who will own the mounted devices.
Changing permissions on /media/pi will not achieve anything as the mount helpers will either reset the permissions or ...
I've been looking into getting Netflix on the Pi as well.
If you have a PC that is fast enough you can run netflix there and stream the desktop through VLC mediaplayer to a HTTP stream and view that in Raspmc on the pi. I used the H.264 + MP3 (TS) codec and had to set the framerate and resolution too. In XBMC I opened a playlist file that pointed to the ...
vanilla vlc can be installed on archlinux using
pacman -Sy vlc
To get hardware acceleration you might want to compile vlc yourself.
There is a tutorial on vlc compilation at:
which was the basis for gekod's answer above.
I tried to create a script for the whole process and am currently ...