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Playing music videos on a Pi

Discussion in 'Networking and online stuff' started by Yellow Fang, 30 Apr 2016.

  1. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Veteran Geek

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    Placeholder for useful Linux commands for downloading clips off YouTube.

    youtube-dl is jolly good, but it stopped working.

    These commands eventually got it working again:
    sudo curl https://yt-dl.org/downloads/2016.04.24/youtube-dl -o /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
    sudo chmod a+rx /usr/local/bin/youtube-dl
     
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  2. Yellow Fang

    Yellow Fang Veteran Geek

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    omxplayer -o local --win "0 0 1360 780" seems to play the videos reasonably well on my Pi and sound system. I have a phono jack lead connecting my Raspberry Pi to my amplifier; the -o local causes the sound signal to go through the phono output rather than the HDMI cable. The win "0 0 1360 780" stretches the video over my TV screen, rather than playing as a square in the middle of it.

    To play from the file manager equivalent:
    • right click on a video clip
    • select Open With
    • click on the Custom Command Line Tab
    • type omxplayer -o local --win "0 0 1360 780" in the command to execute box

    Your setup may require a different utility or parameters. Mplayer is an alternative. I use vlc on my old PC running LinuxLite, but I could not get vlc to work on my Pi.

    Edit: I am having difficulty getting the Pi to remember the command to run. I think you have to check the default action tickbox, and maybe set an application name.
     
    Last edited: 2 May 2016
  3. amusicsite

    amusicsite dn ʎɐʍ sᴉɥ┴ Staff Member

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