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Which program plays videos?
28th Mar, 2016, 08:29 PM
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Question Which program plays videos?
I can not find out which program plays videos under xbian/kodi. Which program do I have to start if I want to play a video from the command line?

My idea is a video player which plays all videos which are stored on a memory stick. I want no playlist, no remote control, nothing. I only want to write a small Perl script which collects a list of all videos on the memory stick, creates a random order and plays all videos. Therefore I need a command line call for the video player.
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28th Mar, 2016, 08:59 PM
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RE: Which program plays videos?
(28th Mar, 2016 08:29 PM)Paul Lenz Wrote:  I can not find out which program plays videos under xbian/kodi. Which program do I have to start if I want to play a video from the command line?

My idea is a video player which plays all videos which are stored on a memory stick. I want no playlist, no remote control, nothing. I only want to write a small Perl script which collects a list of all videos on the memory stick, creates a random order and plays all videos. Therefore I need a command line call for the video player.

in this case you do not need Kodi but bare OS like headless Raspbian.
By running Kodi you just wasting resources...

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28th Mar, 2016, 11:35 PM
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RE: Which program plays videos?
(28th Mar, 2016 08:59 PM)rikardo1979 Wrote:  in this case you do not need Kodi but bare OS like headless Raspbian.
By running Kodi you just wasting resources...
I gave it a try and it works. There is omxplayer which does what I want. Thanks!!!
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29th Mar, 2016, 12:12 AM
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RE: Which program plays videos?
(28th Mar, 2016 11:35 PM)Paul Lenz Wrote:  
(28th Mar, 2016 08:59 PM)rikardo1979 Wrote:  in this case you do not need Kodi but bare OS like headless Raspbian.
By running Kodi you just wasting resources...
I gave it a try and it works. There is omxplayer which does what I want. Thanks!!!

same player is used in Kodi, but if you not going to use gui it is better you use lightweight OS Wink

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29th Mar, 2016, 03:07 PM
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RE: Which program plays videos?
There is a standalone omxplayer, I use it all the time. Just shutdown Kodi and use omxplayer, you must install it first of course.

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