Playing video on the Raspberry Pi

The simplest way of playing video is to use the OMXPlayer application, which is described in more detail here.

To play a video, navigate to the location of your video file in the terminal using cd, then type the following command:

omxplayer example.mp4

This will play the example.mp4 in full screen. Hit Ctrl + C to exit.

Example video sample: Big Buck Bunny

There is a video sample of the animated film Big Buck Bunny available on the Pi. To play, it enter the following command into the terminal:

omxplayer /opt/vc/src/hello_pi/hello_video/test.h264