Remotely control OMX Player on your Raspberry Pi.
If you don't own a Raspberry Pi, or you don't know what it is, keep moving, there is nothing to see here... If you do, stay tuned!
What is it?
- a simple way to watch videos on the Raspberry Pi with minimal overhead
- all you need is an SSH server (you will probably have this anyway) and OMX Player (naturally)
What is it not?
- a full-blown media player
- a generic SSH client
- a remote control for any other things on the Raspberry Pi, like GPIO pins, system monitor, etc.
I want to know more!
- large remote control for convenience, with alternative layouts
- supports hardware volume buttons
- keep browsing files while watching videos
- OMX Player connection running in the background to free up your device to do other things
- quick access to remote control via notification
- support for subtitles and multiple audio streams
- optional "screen" support to re-attach lost connections
- password based or public key SSH login
- support "killall" as a last resort to get rid of a running OMX Player that you somehow have lost control over (try the "screen" option if your connection is prone to drop frequently)
- reboot/shutdown and TV on/off functions for convenience
- integrated IMDb lookup (IMDb app needs to be installed)
- folder play, i.e. auto advance to next item
- URL play (add/edit/delete URLs manually, view/share URLs with OMX Remote from external app, configure multiple URL play commands)
- experimental playback of videos on device (share from Photos or Gallery app)
Help, I'm stuck!
- if you cannot get a file listing, try to log in to your Raspberry Pi using a generic SSH client with the same connection and user details
- if you get a file listing but cannot play any files, try to run OMX Player manually on the Raspberry Pi
- if that does not help, drop us an email
Oh, by the way, thanks for reading this far, and of course...
have a nice day ;)