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Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:35 pm
by jamkirbs
Good day! I'm just new with this rpi. I just wondered if i can do this rpi to become a plain web browser? I will be use as a computer just for browsing. How it can be? Is there anything i need to close to speed up my pi as a web browser?

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:42 pm
by fruitoftheloom
jamkirbs wrote:Good day! I'm just new with this rpi. I just wondered if i can do this rpi to become a plain web browser? I will be use as a computer just for browsing. How it can be? Is there anything i need to close to speed up my pi as a web browser?
kweb web browser is about as good as it will get http://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewt ... 66&t=40860 ;)

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:50 pm
by jamkirbs
Well thank you for the link! I just have to install it, am i correct? This would be a good help!

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:06 pm
by fruitoftheloom
jamkirbs wrote:Well thank you for the link! I just have to install it, am i correct? This would be a good help!
In the post I linked to you can download the kweb manual in PDF format

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Sun Jan 25, 2015 6:06 pm
by jamkirbs
Sorry i didnt notice the manual included in the most. By the way, thank you very much!

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 9:35 am
by jamkirbs
By the way, after installing kweb, can i still use my rpi to play movies right from my usb stick?

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Mon Jan 26, 2015 10:19 am
by ghans
That might depend on how you did it before the installation of kweb ...

ghans

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:41 am
by jamkirbs
ghans wrote:That might depend on how you did it before the installation of kweb ...

ghans
What should i need to do? Thanks.

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:43 am
by kusti8
jamkirbs wrote:
ghans wrote:That might depend on how you did it before the installation of kweb ...

ghans
What should i need to do? Thanks.
For SD videos, use omxplayer. It's command line and you can google it on how to use it. For hd videos, well, they won't play well on the pi so I find a way to convert them to SD.

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:43 am
by gkreidl
kusti8 wrote: For SD videos, use omxplayer. It's command line and you can google it on how to use it. For hd videos, well, they won't play well on the pi so I find a way to convert them to SD.
This is complete nonsense. I haven't seen a single HD file yet, that omxplayer doesn't play. I play live HD TV streams (1080p), for example, most of the time.

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:56 am
by jamkirbs
so i can still use the kweb to play movies? still does function as a typical rpi that can play movies?

Re: Rpi as web browser

Posted: Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:05 am
by gkreidl
jamkirbs wrote:so i can still use the kweb to play movies? still does function as a typical rpi that can play movies?
kweb and kweb3 are web browsers with lots of media support. They are simply programs as all others, so they do not keep you from using your RPi in any other way. You also get omxplayerGUI, which can be used standalone to play videos. All 3 programs are accessible from the applications menu (internet and media section) of the desktop.