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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 ...


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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).


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Have you taken a look at XBMC? There are two distros being developed for the Pi. These are: OpenELEC Raspbmc XBian 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 ...


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Have a look at this page: http://aron.ws/projects/lirc_rpi/ It describes how to use an IR receiver component with the GPIO pins.


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Nope, sorry. There is currently no way to run Netflix in Linux without emulating a Windows environment, which is something the Raspberry Pi will not have the resources to attempt.


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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.


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First, stop xbmc pi@raspbmc:~$ sudo initctl stop xbmc go and get fbset pi@raspbmc:~$ sudo apt-get install fbset take a look to the current framebuffer settings pi@raspbmc:~$ fbset mode "1920x1080" geometry 1920 1080 1920 1080 16 timings 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 rgba 5/11,6/5,5/0,0/16 endmode enable hardware acceleration, maybe to improve the xbmc ...


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I've solved it: Set video at 30Hz, do not adjust rate to match played files. Turns out enabling passthrough, BUT setting audio at 2.0 gives me uninterrupted 5.1 AC3 and DTS on my receiver!


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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 man espeak to find how to change the voice. It should be ...


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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 ...


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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, ...


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Tested on a Raspberry Pi 4B with Raspbian Buster With Desktop 2020-02-13 updated on 2020-04-18. Raspbian Buster Lite 2020-02-13 updated on 2020-03-26. Updates done with sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade && sudo reboot. With the raspi you should be connected to your local network and to your audio output (earphone, amplifier etc). ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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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 ...


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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. ldconfig ln -s /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabi/libpcre....


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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.


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I assume you are talking about connecting a display on the GPIO of the PI. GPIO bandwidth Here are some speed benchmarks for the GPIOS: github page, and one can toggle a GPIO on the PI 3 at 65.8Mhz. This is the speed for toggling one bit. If you want to drive a 8-bit parallel bus, you will need to drive the 8-bits of data + the control bits (at least the ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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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 ...


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I made a tutorial on how to compile and run VLC with HW acceleration i you're still interested. You can find it at: http://intensecode.blogspot.com/2013/10/tutorial-vlc-with-hardware-acceleration.html


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Kodi does a good job with most formats. You can install it using: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install kodi It has both hardware decoding and subtitle support.


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Ventilation is a good idea if you notice the core temperature getting much above 60-65 °C. vcgencmd measure_temp ...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 ...


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Here's the relevant part of the official docs. Min and max: GPU memory in megabytes, sets the memory split between the CPU and GPU; the CPU gets the remaining memory. The minimum value is 16; the technical maximum value 944 [for the RPi 4]. The default value is 64, values above 512 will not provide increased performance and should not be used. ...


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