Feature #197

make sure omxplayer is included in rootfs

Added by Hammel about 7 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:07 Jul 2013
Priority:HighDue date:
Assignee:Hammel% Done:


Category:04 - Root File System
Target version:0.9.0
Severity:02 - High


Find omxplayer source and cross compile.


#1 Updated by Hammel about 7 years ago

  • Status changed from New to In Progress
  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

Once built, here are some demos to test with it.

#2 Updated by Hammel about 7 years ago

Requires building a custom (from git) version of ffmpeg which it (I think) statically links. The build of the custom ffmpeg failed on my build host on the initial try.

It may make better sense to make this a package build, like xbmcbox, in order to cross compile instead of adding the heavy ffmpeg dependency just to build it. I could then release the binary as an opkg.

A binary build of omxplayer is available from this discussion: http://www.raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=5543
I have doubts that this will "just work" under PiBox, but it won't hurt to try it. If it works, I can create an opkg for it.

Update: the original link to the binary doesn't work. The latest link I can find is for a .deb package:


This includes omxplayer-specific ffmpeg libraries to be installed under /usr/lib/omxplayer. I need to convert this to an opkg to try it.

#3 Updated by Hammel about 7 years ago

The binary doesn't work. It's not recognized by the pibox loader. But I kind of expected that.

#4 Updated by Hammel almost 7 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.0 - Atreides to 2.0 - Harkonnen

#5 Updated by Hammel over 6 years ago

  • Target version changed from 2.0 - Harkonnen to 0.9.0

With the new Matchbox UI I think it would be useful to create an app that can display the files under /media (from USB sticks) and then launch omxplayer to play them.

Moving this to 0.9.0.

#6 Updated by Hammel over 6 years ago

  • % Done changed from 10 to 50

I've created an opkg cross-compiled metabuild for the omxplayer. The player works with audio over hdmi (use -o hdmi option).

As soon as I check in the build system for omxplayer I'll close this issue.

#7 Updated by Hammel over 6 years ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • % Done changed from 50 to 100

Build is committed and pushed upstream.

Closing issue.

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