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Video Playback on the Raspberry Pi

Article Written By Anonymous    Posted Date 08-11-2012

Hi all
Just a quick note to those who were interested on Saturday about the playing of video files on the Raspberry Pi especially John Viney.

The files that won’t play, all have a frame rate of 50 fps from my PVR recordings. I found that avi files and Xvid files play ok.
Looks like I will need to find a setting to change this on future recordings.

Also for those interested the OS that I have loaded on the Raspi is Xbian 0.4.2 from here: http://xbian.org/?page_id=21&did=7
although there are other options. Some forum comments I have read suggested this was the faster OS image so far released. There is a version 0.5 now I see.

Under linux the application I used to install the image file ( .img) to the SD card was Image Writer. Note there is no bios on the Pi so there is no grub or other boot manager.
Generally these instructions http://elinux.org/RPi_Easy_SD_Card_Setup
apply for Windows etc. but the linux command line method did not work for me but Image Writer was fine.

Regards
Rob