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omxplayer - no video

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:56 am
by tokyostormdrain
Hi,

I've been using get-iplayer to download bbc iplayer content and play it back using omxplayer.
This has been working fine until just recently.
now when I run omxplayer (omxplayer -o hdmi somevideo.mp4) I get sound playing but no video, just the contents of the shell are still displayed.
I update raspian on a farily frequent basis, maybe some update b0rked it. I tried removing and re-installing which got me a slightly newer version of omxplayer, but still no video.

Can anyone give me an idea as to whats gone wrong with it please?

Thanks for any help

Re: omxplayer - no video

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 12:21 pm
by dom
What's gpu_mem set to?

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 vcgencmd get_mem gpu
gpu=256M

SOLVED Re: omxplayer - no video

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:13 pm
by tokyostormdrain
Aha!

That was it. I had my memory split set to 32mb for the gpu, upping it to 64 fixed the problem.

Would be good to have that added to the help when its run, or in fact it should check there is enough gpu memory and report if there isnt.

Thanks for the quick reply.

Re: SOLVED Re: omxplayer - no video

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:00 pm
by dom
tokyostormdrain wrote:Would be good to have that added to the help when its run, or in fact it should check there is enough gpu memory and report if there isnt.
Like this?
https://github.com/popcornmix/omxplayer ... 3443bddc80

It's in development version you can install from here:
http://omxplayer.sconde.net/

Re: omxplayer - no video

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:53 am
by tokyostormdrain
Exactly so.

Thanks