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Play video and music

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OMXPlayer is command line media player and can play many video and audio file format. It is installed on Raspberry Pi default.

There many video and audio player which has GUI, and you can install one of them on Raspberry Pi.

Play Video

The video which will be played is located under /home/pi/Videos directory.

You can store your video under any directory, but you must know the exact directory path. To learn the path please follow steps:

  1. Right click on the video or music file.
  2. Click “Properties”
  1. You can find the location of video file and please note it.
  1. open terminal and run below command

omxplayer /home/pi/Videos/abiola.mp4

NOTE: You change the command according to your path
omxplayer <path>/<video name> 
path: /home/pi/Videos
video name: Abiola.mp4

Shortcut keys for OMXPlayer

You can learn the shortcut keys and use OMXPlayer more effectively.

  1. Open terminal and run below command

omxplayer –keys

As you can see the screenshot, there are many keys to use OMXPlayer