Before anyone lashes out at me, I did google this problem, I looked all over Stack Overflow and I spent about 15 minutes searching it in the forums here, but I have not found a suitable tutorial on how to cross compile a program for the raspi. I found great sites on which cross compilers to download, like this one
and how to set up a cross compiler, like this one
Installing Raspberry Pi Cross-Compiler
But then everyone is completely silent when it comes to what to do with the cross compiler once it's up and running. I think what would go a long way is if someone was kind enough to put up some sticky tutorial posts demonstrating the step by step process of installing, for example, omxplayer. Specifically, it should outline how to modify the conventional
sudo make install
commands such that they become aware of the cross compilation process.