Here is a video of my working success:
- SanDisk 8GB microSD
- Raspberry Pi
- Standard Series HDMI to DVI Cable
- PC - with Windows or Linux
- 1080p video
- 1080p TV screen/Monitor ( I recommend Samsung 40 "LED 1080P HDTV)
There are a few different tools I found that play back HD content. The one I chose to use was called Omxplayer. From a terminal window lets install all the prerequisite applications first.
sudo apt-get install libpcre3-dev libpcrecpp0 libva-dev libva-x11-1 libva1
After some amount of time it will finish and then next we need to install the omxplayer.
After it's downloaded unzip it and install
sudo dpkg -i omxplayer_0.0.1-arm.deb
And that's it!!
Playing a movie
The last part of the tutorial will be playing a movie and how to call and use the omxplayer. Make sure you have a movie file i'm using an episode of friends that is located on a flash drive (extension MKV), many other extensions work too. Here is a list of all the omxplayer options and a general how to use them.
pi@raspberrypi:~$ omxplayer --help
Usage: omxplayer [OPTIONS] [FILE]
-h / --help print this help
-a / --alang language audio language : e.g. ger
-n / --aidx index audio stream index : e.g. 1
-o / --adev device audio out device : e.g. hdmi/local
-i / --info dump stream format and exit
-s / --stats pts and buffer stats
-p / --passthrough audio passthrough
-d / --deinterlace deinterlacing
-w / --hw hw audio decoding
-3 / --3d switch tv into 3d mode
-y / --hdmiclocksync adjust display refresh rate to match video
-t / --sid index show subtitle with index
-r / --refresh adjust framerate/resolution to video
sudo omxplayer -o local /My/Folder/MyVideoFileName.videoextension
If I was wanting to send my audio through the HDMI cable I would call something like this.
sudo omxplayer -o hdmi /MyFolder/MyVideoFileName.videoextension
And that's it, your 1080p Video will now run!! Please feel free to check out my other blogs or leave questions and comments below.