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Bug #863

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Time to switch to VLC

Added by Hammel over 1 year ago. Updated over 1 year ago.

Status:
Rejected
Priority:
Immediate
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Category:
09 - Testing
Target version:
Start date:
20 Oct 2021
Due date:
% Done:

100%

Estimated time:
Severity:
01 - Critical

Description

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?

Actions #1

Updated by Hammel over 1 year ago

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

VLC added to rootfs.
Updated picam.cfg to use cvlc.
Build generated and now in test.

Actions #2

Updated by Hammel over 1 year ago

  • Status changed from In Progress to Rejected
  • % Done changed from 10 to 100

Nope - I'm not doing this. omxplayer works fine. The problems I was seeing were with the apps that launched omxplayer, not with omxplayer itself.

Rejecting this issue.

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