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As of April 2015 GStreamer 1.2 included in Raspbian supports OpenMAX hardware accelerated H.264 encoding through omxh264enc. I've done some benchmarking comparing: MacBook Pro (Early 2011) dual-core i7-2620M 2.7GHz (Sandy Bridge) - 4GB RAM RaspBerry Pi 2 Model B 900MHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU - 1GB RAM Sample file: 60s sample from the movie Alatriste (...


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In /boot/config.txt: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 hdmi_group=1 hdmi_mode=16 Those are explained here: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/config-txt/video.md There is also this: https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/configuration/hdmi-config.md -- But if the group 1, mode 16 as above works, you don't have to worry about all that.


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From Raspberry Pi 2 - FAQ and collated answers Do I still need CODEC licences? Yes, if you want to use the HW decoders. However, the higher speed of the device MIGHT mean a SW decoder can be used. This will depend on the resolution of the video you are trying to display.


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The best information I can find suggests that it's possible to output 4K resolutions, but at fairly miserable frame rates. The Pi 3 has the same GPU as the Pi 2, so the information should still be valid: Source: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=79330 I have managed to get 3840 x 2160 (4k x 2k) at 15Hz on a Seiki E50UY04 ...


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That cable is most likely a DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable not a HDMI-to-DisplayPort cable (mind the direction). While there are DP ports able to support HMDI signals (DisplayPort Dual-mode) HDMI does not support DP directly. Since HDMI data transmission is very different from DP there will be no simple (passive) cable that just re-routes some signal lines on the ...


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I had a similar problem with my Pi, when I connected it first time to my tv (a Samsung D5000): the tv did not understand an HDMI device was connected. I have raspbmc as the os. There are a couple of instructions you can add to /boot/config.txt to tell your Pi to activate the hdmi output when you connect a cable, and to force hdmi output mode instead of dvi. ...


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Yes. As far as I can remember, pretty much every Pi I've ever tried to play 1920x1080 video on has worked, up to and including the very first generation boards. You can see a brief sample of the Zero playing back 1080 resolution footage from Big Buck Bunny using Kodi on the KordKutters Youtube channel. Looks fine to me, although the presenter notes a little ...


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GStreamer is included in Raspbian and with its OpenMAX plugin it will use the hardware encoding capabilities of the Raspberry Pi. See this link for a tutorial on doing what you're looking for: https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=72435 If you're interested in transcoding, I've just posted an answer to another question that might interest you: ...


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Unfortunately it won't. First of all, flash video does not support MPEG-2 for encoding. Secondly, in order to use RaspberryPi hardware decoding capabilities (and MPEG-2 licence is exactly for this decoding mechanism) you have to use RaspberryPi OpenMAX libraries. This means that only applications with specifically written to support RaspberryPi hardware ...


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It's possible and even encouraged. A nice command line player for the Pi is omxplayer. It might be installed by default in Arch, otherwise it's available in the repositories. Omxplayer is written for the Pi, and uses the GPU for decoding video. It works extremely well and smoothly, provided that the video is in a supported format (h264 and mpeg4). ...


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The article you mention says: "Hardware accelerated video (H.264) encoding became available on 24 August 2012 when it became known that the existing license also covered encoding." It says nothing about the date of the manufacture. H.264 decoding was available prior to Aug, 2012, and is still available, you don't have to change anything H.264 encoding ...


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If you want to use the PI exclusively as a HTPC or media center, you could use a distribution geared towards such applications. OpenELEC/XBMC /RasBMC seem to be the obvious choice. I did try OpenELEC at one time, but getting WiFi to work reliably on it seemed to be a pain. Here's how I went about using Raspbian (since I use the RPi for tasks other than ...


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It would likely be a 4-pole RCA cable, similar to this one - http://www.techbuy.com.au/p/160072/CABLES_RCA/Sansai/MP-9103.asp However you will need to check pinouts on the cable to make sure it matches with what the Pi is outputting. I found this blog post - http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/2014/07/raspberry-pi-model-b-3-5mm-audiovideo-jack/ - that ...


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omxplayer now has an option to set the background to black. omxplayer -b It works both on the terminal and in X. This feature should be in the current version available in raspbian.


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You should look to v4l2loopback in order to allow to open "twice" a V4L2 device. 1 - It will allow to create a virtual video device using : sudo apt-get install v4l2loopback-dkms sudo modprobe v4l2loopback video_nr=10 This will add a new device /dev/video10 2 - Next you will need to copy the real device (/dev/video0) to the virtual one (/dev/video10) ...


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Most probably, bottle neck in this case is CPU speed to process the feed. I use Rpi for some basic image processing based automation work and here is what I've noticed. Rpi 1 hardly gives 5 fps at max @ 640x480. Blame single core @ 700 Mhz Rpi 2 gives about 14 - 16 fps at 640x480. (Quad core @ 900 Mhz) I've used Odriod-C1 (SBC mostly similar to Rpi 2 - ...


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No, those pins have nothing to do with audio. The upper two pins are to reset the Pi and are labeled "Run". While we have no schematics of the Pi Zero available yet, we can deduce this from former models of the Pi. According to this article it's a two pin header. The circuit with two clamp diodes, a pull-up resistor, and capacitor connected (at least that's ...


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You can send raw 264 frames to a browser through websocket and decode in in javascript. Latency < 0.1s :p I wrote an opensource project in this manner, checkout https://github.com/131/h264-live-player


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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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If you know you won't be using the composite output, you can set up the pi to always use the hdmi output, even when no device has been detected. That way it will pick up the screen when it's attached, even if done at a later stage. In your config.txt add/change the following line: hdmi_force_hotplug=1 For more (screen and other) settings, see http://...


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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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This seems to be a problem with the noob release - previous versions would default to the composite video if nothing was connected to the HDMI port. To correct this do the following: Connect your keyboard and TV to the Pi. Insert your SD card. Power on the TV. Power up the Pi and hold down the SHIFT key, until the green LED stops flickering This will ...


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All hardware accelerated players go directly to the video hardware (overlay). You can only view them on a monitor connected directly to the Pi.


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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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In 'Raspberry Pi Configuration', select 'Set Resolution' Choose resolution, then reboot.


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There are a couple of codecs not shipped with Raspbian. You can do two things. Buy a license. Get rid of incompatible files. For instance, use a more powerful computer and run ffmpeg -i "some video.wmv" -qscale 0 "some video.mkv" which will convert the video nicely. For Debian derivates (like Ubuntu), ffmpeg comes in a package of the same name. While you ...


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That's probably not what you are wanting from answers, but I do not recommend VLC streaming at all.. For a school project, I tried some streaming options (on RPi too!) : VLC MJPEG GStreamer Using VLC and MJPEG (and some other less known), I had latency between 3 and 5 seconds.. Using GStreamer, NO LATENCY and with a best resolution (and lots of more ...


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Yes, it is possible, I started this project some time ago but I had to stop because of insufficient time. This is the best result I could get (1080p): https://youtu.be/fVM1GRDhXGw. It is based on this open library: https://github.com/carlonluca/pi. Some more info here. The demo uses that library with WebKit1 in QtWebKit, all running without X11. It ...


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feh is a simple image viewer that should do what you want. feh requires X11. You can give it a list of files or directories or URLs. It looks like you might be able to use the --info option to display the IP address. For displaying images on the console (without X11) you can use fbi. It is not a full featured as feh but it will do a simple slideshow. ...


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There is an command-line utility called omxplayer which will use the Raspberry Pi's VideoCore IV GPU to play video at 1080p resolution. Open up a terminal window (from the Desktop menu or by pressing Windows-key+R and then typing lxterminal). On the command line type omxplayer vid.h264 and the video should play.


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