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play videos on dietpi

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 6:36 pm
by matteoraggi
Which software play the videos on dietpi? is it hardware accelerated with raspberry pi 3 and 4?

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Tue May 12, 2020 9:01 pm
by Joulinar
Hi,

many thanks for your report. Well there are quite a lot of Media Server available on DietPi. Maybe you can have a look into the catalogue.

viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 12:41 am
by matteoraggi
Wow! On raspbian I can play 1920x180 mp4 h264 files ony with omxplayer and with dietpi I can choose so many hardware accelerated media player? IT looks ot be a very big diet!

Kodi - Media Centre / Player
- YMPD - Lightweight web Interface audio player for MPD
- myMPD - Lightweight web Interface audio player for MPD
- O!MPD - Feature-rich web Interface audio player for MPD
- CAVA - Optional: Console-based audio visualizer for MPD
- Mopidy - Web Interface Music /Radio Player
- AirSonic - Feature rich media streaming server with web interface.
- SubSonic - Feature rich media streaming server with web interface.
- Logitech Media Server - aka LMS, Squeezebox Server
- SqueezeLite - Audio player for Logitech Media Server
- Shairport Sync - AirPlay audio player with multiroom sync
- ReadyMedia - (MiniDLNA) Media streaming server (DLNA, UPnP)
- Ampache - Web interface media streaming server.
- Emby - Web interface media streaming server.
- Plex Media Server - Web interface media streaming server.
- Tautulli - Monitoring and tracking tool for Plex Media Server.
- Murmur - Mumble VoIP Server
- Roon Bridge - Turns your device into a Roon capable audio player
- Roon Server - Turns your device into a Roon capable audio player and Roon core
- Roon Extension Manager - Manage extensions from within Roon
- NAA Daemon - Signalyst Network Audio Adaptor (NAA).
- IceCast - Shoutcast Streaming Server, including DarkIce.
- jRiver - Media Center
- Koel - Web interface streaming server.
- GMediaRender - Resource efficient UPnP/DLNA renderer
- Ubooquity - Free home server for your comics and ebooks library.

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 12:53 am
by Joulinar
well all this software is optional. By defauld, DiePi did not contain any software and there is nothing installed at the beginning. You can select them from dietpi-software catalogue. Once selected, it will be installed and configured.

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 1:38 am
by matteoraggi
Ops, the list is big, but reading these short descriptions no one looks to be a media player like vlc does.
Kodi looks to be the only one able to play a mp4 into the screen of a dietpi.

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 11:40 am
by Joulinar
In theory you can install any player you like. Similar to any other Debian installation. But than you would need to follow installations steps of the software provider and can't use DietPi automation.

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 4:39 pm
by matteoraggi
I just need to use omxplayer of raspbian with crontab, which other special automations dietpi can give?

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 4:52 pm
by Joulinar
With automation I mean, that DietPi is offering for some software title an automated setup process, including all dependency's and configs.

For OMX you would need to install manually as DietPi is not offering it as software title

https://github.com/brainfoolong/omxwebgui-v2

once installed you can run your files, even from command line

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omxplayer -p -o hdmi whateverfilename.mp4

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 9:27 pm
by matteoraggi
Normally I use this omxplayer on Raspbian, iss it ok too for dietpi theoretically?
https://github.com/popcornmix/omxplayer/

Re: play videos on dietpi

Posted: Wed May 13, 2020 10:13 pm
by Joulinar
DietPi is a Raspbian Lite, just with less packages installed.