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Diophantus
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DietPi - OMX VideoServer

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I have a RPi3 running DietPi with OMXWEBGUI (https://github.com/brainfoolong/omxwebgui-v2).
I am wanting to play a video file to the output of the RPi3's HDMI port in fullscreen.
This would make it like a video playout channel. I have it installed and it website works. When I play a file nothing shows up on the RPi3 just the prompt to login.
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Joulinar
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Re: DietPi - OMX VideoServer

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Hi,

did you tried to set the automatic login option on dietpi-config?
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: DietPi - OMX VideoServer

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Yes the autologin is working. What doesn't work is OMX. If I load a couple of videos and then click play the RPi just sits there waiting at a prompt. It's like it disregards the omxplayer -insertswitches /whateverfilename.mp4 command.
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Re: DietPi - OMX VideoServer

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ok I did a test with my RPi3B+ and did not have any issues to play videos on my TV screen.

can you try running the following from command line. Using SSH to login to your RPi should be sufficient. No need to connect a keyboard

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omxplayer -p -o hdmi whateverfilename.mp4
what I noticed, sometimes it takes 3-4 click on the web page to start the vid. But it is working. Even without auto login.

BTW the project seems to be archived and not maintained anymore.
Pls let us know if a solution is working. This could help others if they hit by similar situation. Your DietPi Team
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Re: DietPi - OMX VideoServer

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Thanks! I got it to work. A restart helps!!! :roll:
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