Why there is no basic media player on wheezy


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by mahook » Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:26 pm
Why there is no media player on wheezy, I tried xmbc and my wireless MLK ebuyer keyboard works only on debian wheezy, so how can i install a media player to the wheezy
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by Nimphina » Sun Jul 22, 2012 11:42 am
If you are running Raspian Wheezy it will come with a command line based video player called OmxPlayer already pre-installed. There is also a command line music player by the name of mpg123 which you can get by doing:
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sudo apt-get mpg123
in the CLI or a terminal window.

There was a media player in Debian Wheezy but I never got it to work.
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by JeremyF » Sun Jul 22, 2012 12:10 pm
mahook wrote:Why there is no media player on wheezy, I tried xmbc and my wireless MLK ebuyer keyboard works only on debian wheezy, so how can i install a media player to the wheezy

The program "omxplayer" is pre-installed, however, it does not have an interface (type in a terminal and the video starts playing across the whole screen, no windows).

If you don't need an interface (not to worry omxplayer still has play/pause/rewind/fast-forward/volume) and are only playing H.264 videos and Xvid videos, omxplayer should be fine.


For non H.264 and Xvid video, you could try mplayer and for MP3 audio files, like mentioned before, try mpg123.
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by raspfly » Sun Jul 29, 2012 8:56 pm
Which is the most light weight media player but also supports most of the formats ?
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by JeremyF » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:00 pm
raspfly wrote:Which is the most light weight media player but also supports most of the formats ?

omxplayer is the most lightweight (doesn't require X windows to be running) and is the only GPU accelerated one (and thus only H.264 and Xvid)
You can try mplayer, but you'll probably only get about 15 fps
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by raspfly » Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:10 am
JeremyF wrote:
raspfly wrote:Which is the most light weight media player but also supports most of the formats ?

omxplayer is the most lightweight (doesn't require X windows to be running) and is the only GPU accelerated one (and thus only H.264 and Xvid)
You can try mplayer, but you'll probably only get about 15 fps


omxplayer is able to play wav file can it play mp3 also ?
omxplayer did not respond when i tried to play a mpg video.
What video formats are well supported by it ?
H.264 and Xvid are the codecs how can we make out if a file is made with this codec ?
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