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GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 pm
by mmkw43
Omxplayer does a great job playing videos, found that VLC does not. Would like however a GUI based player like VLC that does the trick, maybe with some options like playing all videos in a folder with a shuffle option? Anything available? Like Omxplayer and I could write a script I suppose but just want to check if I have other options. -- thank you

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:46 pm
by dom
Are you on debian stretch? VLC is hardware accelerated.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbi ... mber-2018/

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:04 pm
by gkreidl
mmkw43 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:23 pm
Omxplayer does a great job playing videos, found that VLC does not. Would like however a GUI based player like VLC that does the trick, maybe with some options like playing all videos in a folder with a shuffle option? Anything available? Like Omxplayer and I could write a script I suppose but just want to check if I have other options. -- thank you
omxplayerGUI does all that.

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:07 pm
by mmkw43
Oh -- my bad. I thought it was just a command line player. I'll look into that. !

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:02 pm
by gkreidl
mmkw43 wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Oh -- my bad. I thought it was just a command line player. I'll look into that. !
It wraps a GUI around omxplayer.

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
by mmkw43
dom wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:46 pm
Are you on debian stretch? VLC is hardware accelerated.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/raspbi ... mber-2018/
So if I'm on the latest version of Raspian with a PI3 will that give me the platform for a better VLC ? I know Raspian is based on Debian but too much lingo throws me. -- thanks

My version of Raspian is a couple of years old -- does it upgrade with a sudo update or upgrade? or do I have to reinstall? -- thanks much

Re: GUI based video player PI3

Posted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:45 pm
by dom
mmkw43 wrote:
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:08 pm
My version of Raspian is a couple of years old -- does it upgrade with a sudo update or upgrade? or do I have to reinstall? -- thanks much
You can apt upgrade to get updates for the same rasbian version.
The raspbian versions are based on debian version.
Current version is stretch. See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian_version_history

If you are on stretch (lsb_release -a) will tell you, then apt upgrade and VLC will have hardware acceleration.

If you have an older version (jessie or wheezy) then a new sdcard image would be best.