Thanks. On it.
@gkreidl did you ever find a way to display the video occupying the entire screen with the mmal_vout (overlay) output? I need to play some 720p vidoes on my 1080p tv. Using the vlc zoom option (zoom=2) fills the height, but there is a big black band on the right. I'd like to show the black band equally on both left and right (which omxplayer does out of the box). Is there a way you are aware of to achieve that?gkreidl wrote: ↑Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:35 amWhen using MMAL (overlay) output, the video size is not stretched to fill the screen. A 720p50 video will be displayed in the upper left side using the original size. And it looks even worse when you play SD video. This may not be called a "bug", but it really should be changed.
No display output works, including "automatic". They all either do the same thing or crash completely.
I can't reproduce that.
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[email protected]:~ $ apt-cache policy vlc vlc: Installed: 3.0.6-0+rpt4+deb9u1 Candidate: 3.0.6-0+rpt4+deb9u1 Version table: *** 3.0.6-0+rpt4+deb9u1 500 500 http://archive.raspberrypi.org/debian stretch/main armhf Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 3.0.6-0+deb9u1 500 500 http://raspbian.raspberrypi.org/raspbian stretch/main armhf Packages
solelunauno wrote: ↑Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:39 amTest of Raspberry Pi 3 model B. Raspbian reinstalled on a new microSD.
I first tried the official last version of Raspbian with desktop, that is called "buster".
It comes with VLC 3.0.7 wich has HW acceleration and doesn't need to be installed with manuallì compiled.
I made some tests with this new system.
I noticed that now it's possible to play videos in Cromium browser from youtube and other sites with Hw acceleration.
I tested VLC with tose results:
1) It can play some video formats, some mpeg2 and some videos downloaded from youtube with youtube-dl.
2) It cannot play other video formats (mpeg 4), that instead previous VLC manually compiled could play well.
3) it can play some video directly from youtube url, but not all videos; some will play bad, with damaged frames.
So I decided that I need to install also Kweb suite with omxplayer, in order to play videos not still well supported by VLC.
But I noticed that omxplayer installs and doesn't work on this new "buster" Raspbian.
So I thought that the last Stretch version of April 2019 will have both the advantages of new VLC 3.0 and omxplayer.
Yes, I believe it is the latest packaged firmware in Raspbian Stretch which has problems with the composite output.solelunauno wrote: ↑Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:49 pmTested now always with raspbian-2019-04-09 , but without the update wizard after first boot. Vlc in this way is 3.0.6 and works well in full screen in analog video output.
Omxplayergui also works well, it plays videos and full screen on analog tv.
So there is something broken with the update wizard.
Tomorrow I'll try the apt-get update and apt-get upgrade from this stage, to confirm that the problems of analog output are from some broken update.