jamesh
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Re: Raspbian: New release March 2nd 2017

Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:40 pm

If you want alsa player, then do this

sudo apt-get install alsaplayer

And 15 seconds later you have alsa player installed.

However, we do not want to include this as standard because it is NOT hardware accelerated, and will not perform well on earlier Pi models (and indeed the latest ones for certain files).

A HW accelerated GUI app is, as I said above, planned. It will simply be a GUI over OMXPLayer, which IS HW accelerated and is installed as standard as a command line app.

Some information on using omxplayer is linked from here.

https://www.raspberrypi.org/documentation/usage/
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Re: Raspbian: New release March 2nd 2017

Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:29 pm

Can raspbian update the LXDE to the latest version?

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Re: Raspbian: New release March 2nd 2017

Thu Mar 09, 2017 6:33 am

freefish wrote:Can raspbian update the LXDE to the latest version?
Not yet. Raspbian follows the very conservative Debian package system. Currently it is following the Debian "Jessie" release which is around two years old now. Soon Debian plan to upgrade to their "Stretch" release which is a lot more up to date. I'm guessing around that time that Raspian will also upgrade to Stretch and a newer LXDE will be available.

If you're really keen you could try updating your Pi to use Stretch now, it will probably work.

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Re: Raspbian: New release March 2nd 2017

Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:05 am

jamesh wrote: If you want alsa player, then do this
sudo apt-get install alsaplayer
And 15 seconds later you have alsa player installed.
However, we do not want to include this as standard because it is NOT hardware accelerated, and will not perform well on earlier Pi models (and indeed the latest ones for certain files).
I was under the impression till now that alsaplayer was a simple, small music player for audio only; I didn't know older Pis could not handle alsaplayer with average LoFi music files without hardware acceleration.

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