RBCastro
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720p/1080p videos files

Fri Aug 07, 2015 3:05 am

Hello.

Can I watch 720p or 1080p videos from Raspberry Pi with the HDMI output connected to my TV?

I'll have any kind of lag or malfunction?

I'm pretending to make it a media center for my new Home Theater room.

Thanks.

gkreidl
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Re: 720p/1080p videos files

Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:30 am

RBCastro wrote:Hello.

Can I watch 720p or 1080p videos from Raspberry Pi with the HDMI output connected to my TV?

I'll have any kind of lag or malfunction?

I'm pretending to make it a media center for my new Home Theater room.

Thanks.
Yes, you can.
Minimal Kiosk Browser (kweb)
Slim, fast webkit browser with support for audio+video+playlists+youtube+pdf+download
Optional fullscreen kiosk mode and command interface for embedded applications
Includes omxplayerGUI, an X front end for omxplayer

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rpdom
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Re: 720p/1080p videos files

Fri Aug 07, 2015 5:59 am

All versions of the Raspberry Pi will play HD (H.264) videos at 1080p with no problems at all.

Other formats may not be so good.

MPEG2 (mpg) videos need an additional (very cheap) Licence to be purchased to use the Pi hardware decoder properly, but may play OK with software decoder on a Pi 2B due to the more powerful CPU.

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Re: 720p/1080p videos files

Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:14 am

Is there any limitation of the video format? I did a google search and many mentioned Raspberry Pi can play 720p or 1080p videos with the HDMI output connected to TV. What if my videos are in 4K H.265?

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rpdom
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Re: 720p/1080p videos files

Fri Aug 07, 2015 6:35 am

Yes, it will play 1080p and 720p. No, it won't play 4K. H265 is not supported in hardware and the CPU isn't really powerful enough to do it in software.

IIRC someone has managed to get a Pi to display at 4K, but I don't think video was supported, just images and desktop. That's pushing the hardware beyond its limits.

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