Time to switch to VLC
I'm having problems with omxplayer again. It's not exiting properly or something. Leaving a video (videofe) doesn't return me to the app. Webcam doesn't even accept keyboard input.
This may not be omxplayer. But the hacks I have in place for it (vt switches, etc.) may be the problem. So maybe it's time to look at vlc again.
VLC is in Buildroot now and is at the latest version.
There is a dbus interface for it which is just like omxplayer: https://scriptsandoneliners.blogspot.com/2014/07/control-vlc-via-dbus.html
There is a command line program that can run without the UI: cvlc
And it runs under X. So the question is: if I run it under X will videofe/picam still get keyboard input?