Hello all, I’m new here so, you’ll forgive me if I breach any forum etiquette. I could not find a “category” for this that seemed appropriate. I trust a mod will move this to the right spot if this is not it.
When I heard that the Raspberry Pi 3 could run Ubuntu MATE, I no longer had a reason to delay in buying one. Ubuntu MATE has been my primary OS for awhile now. My first experience with linux was Ubuntu 9.10 and so I feel right at home with Ubuntu MATE. It did not take me long to realize that video playback on the Raspberry Pi was a little non-standard. There is only one video application that can take advantage of the RPi’s hardware acceleration and it’s a terminal application.
I am attempting to create a wrapper for omxplayer that behaves more like a standardized video player such as vlc. I know this has been attempted before but I believe I have been able to surpass previous attempts.
@Wimpy has requested that I create this thread and has expressed an interest in including tomxplayer in Ubuntu MATE for the Raspberry Pi. I hope that happens.