bob60
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VLC player not playing video

Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:54 pm

Hi, could someone help please,

I have a Pi Zero WH, running Stretch, which I have used to take a short video, with the Pi noir camera, when I try to play the video with the VLC player, either by double clicking on the H264 file, or opening VLC then selecting the file, a small VLC window opens, which just has a progress bar, which seems to show the video playing, when it reaches the end, a normal VLC window opens.

I have updated my PI, and am running VLC version 3.0.8, I have noticed a lot of problems listed with VLC player, so i was hoping to fix this problem, but if it is not possible, is there another player i could use ?

Thank you for your help
Bob60

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rpiMike
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Re: VLC player not playing video

Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:01 pm

Try omxplayer

bob60
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Re: VLC player not playing video

Mon Sep 16, 2019 7:25 pm

Sorry for the delay in replying, has been a busy weekend, thanks for the suggestion of omxplayer, I have tried to run it, but it can't find the file, I have tried typing the file name, the file path and starting sudo omxplayer, but nothing works, could vlc player be blocking it ?

hope you can help
Bob60

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