From a terminal:
If it still doesn't stop, kill -9 $pid.
You can also use killall omxplayer and killall -s 9 omxplayer, which should stop all running instances (if there can be more than one).
You can use screen
It allows you to run commands in virtual terminal and then deattach from it and use terminal normally.
To install it use these commands:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install screen
and then to start new session use
screen -S qwerty
you can use any command there and then press ctrl-a and d to deattach from session.
If you want to ...
Or for simplicity replace "format_id" with "best" (best: Select best quality format represented by single file with video and audio):
omxplayer `youtube-dl -g -f best <youtube-url>` # play the video
You can fetch omxplayer build from this link http://omxplayer.sconde.net especially on debian based minimal distro and install it. On other flavors, you can get source from http://github.com/huceke/omxplayer and compile it by yourself.
I burned the latest minibian image to a ...
On my 1024x768 setup it looks like this :
"--win \"784 588 1024 748\"
a b c d
a) how far to the right is the top-left corner of the window (1024-240)
b) how far down is the top-left corner of the window (768-180)
c) where the window should end (width)
d) where the window should end (height)
My window is 20px above the edge of the screen ...
You can pass the --no-osd flag. This tells omxplayer not to display status information on the screen.
You can find info like this using the man command:
This displays the man (manual) page. You can read more about the man command on our blog.
You can also use the old standby and redirect the standout to /dev/null using the following ...
I don't think it would work.
You still can develop on your i386 desktop and compile/deploy remotely via SSH. That would be the easiest way I can think of. If you really want it, you can setup a cross-compiling environment. But you'd get much overhead in the beginning.
I personally use a set of Makefiles that copy the changes to my Raspberry Pi via rsync (...
libx264 supports multiple "pixel formats", so ffmpeg will automatically attempt to use whatever most closely matches the input. However, some players can't decode anything other than yuv(j)420p.
Add -vf format=yuv420p (or the alias -pix_fmt yuv420p) output options to your encoding command.
See Encoding for Dumb Players in the ...
Would a shell script be OK?
for song in /path/to/*.mp3
This will play all MP3 files in a directory. You can replace /path/to/*.mp3 with a list of individual files if you want to be more specific.
You have two choices in this kind of situation. You can try and build from source, which is sometimes wonderfully easy and sometimes plagued with problems; I don't recall doing it with omxplayer so can't say which is the case.
The other choice is to see if a precompiled version can be made to work.
There is almost always a way to get Debian/Raspbian ...
If you are starting omxplayer from the command line you can use the --vol option to set the volume at start.
--vol n set initial volume in millibels (default 0)
You can do a trial and error experiment with a few values and see which one is best suited to your likes. Then you can create an alias for omxplayer -b --...
You should setup up omxplayer to use a named pipe, then have lirc talk to omxplayer over the pipe.
omxplayer my_video.mp4 < /tmp/cmd
echo . > /tmp/cmd #(initial wait for input via the fifo)
echo p > /tmp/cmd #(p will pause playback)
List all options:
omxplayer --help && omxplayer --keys
It's optional but a good idea to ...
you have to specify the full path to the executable and/or data files:
exec('/usr/bin/sudo /check/the/path/omxplayer /your/home/directory/or/whatever/yes.m4a');
you may find the path to omxplayer using command which omxplayer and path to your data file using your linux command line experience.
To enable video output while using VNC you will need to do the following on older versions of VNC server on the Rasperry Pi.
Open VNC Server>Options>Troubleshooting.
Then make sure "enable experimental direct capture mode is checked.
You should now be able to view videos over vnc.
You may also want to consider doing the following but it is not necessary.
tboplayer seems like what you looking for.
omxplayer itself is just the engine to read and display video. tboplayer is an interface someone built. It starts omxplayer in the console (hidden, you cant see it) and then just relays all the commands to omxplayer via this nice python GUI. It plays audio too :)
Then just create a short cut to the python script,...
If the pi is working properly, SD card corruption should never happen regardless of whether the card is rw or ro (at least until the card is worn out, which would take quite a long time). The exception would be pulling the plug suddenly on a busy system, in which case a rw filesystem will be more vulnerable. Since you have decided to do that regularly, ...
+1 for Piwall. In addition to the displays themselves, you need one pi per screen, an SD for each pi, an Ethernet switch big enough to accept all of the pi's + cables, powers supplies, etc. You'll also need another pi or PC to act as a master and run 'the whole shebang'.
But the software is GPL'ed and available on their page here- (including source code ...
The simplest way to do this is to background the python call, i.e:
python shuffle.py <<<playlist>>> &
This will execute the python script in the background, but the subprocess calls will continue to execute synchronously.
Putting the ampersand on the subprocess calls will not block on execution which is why they are all running ...
There should be a man page (man omxplayer); the options are also explained here. I do not see a "background" or "damonize" (similar concept) option there.
This is probably because omxplayer was written specifically for the pi to exploit hardware acceleration for video playback (it may be less unique now in this sense than it once was); it will play audio ...
Here's an alternative
Open up a screen session using the command screen. Install it if you have to.
Run omxplayer -o local sample.mp3 from there.
Press Ctrl+A then press D to send the screen to the background (i.e. Disconnect from the session). To connect, run screen -X.
It should continue playing in the background.
One caveat of this is that I'm not sure ...
You can do this with the RealVNC server which is installed by default in Raspbian. You simply enable it from the Raspberry Pi Configuration app, and you should see the VNC icon appear in the top right to show it's running.
If you click on this icon, go to Options > Troubleshooting and enable "experimental direct capture mode", this will allow you to capture ...
Late answer, but hopefully still useful:
The problem is that omxplayer needs to be launched from within a terminal window, so that the keyboard input can be directed from the terminal to the player. Therefore, instead of specifying omxplayer itself for the command line, specify something like this:
xterm -e omxplayer -o hdmi -r %f
(If you don't have ...
When you call os.system(abc123) python will wait until that process has completed before continuing. You may want to consider using something that simply spawns a subprocess and continues like
import os, time, logging
from gpiozero import MotionSensor
From a terminal window to play a video once - examples :
To loop a video from a terminal window :
while true; do omxplayer /opt/vc/src/hello_pi/hello_video/test.h264; sleep 1; done