Video on Raspberry Pi

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So I have spent about a day with rise on a raspberry pi and an have a half question half Idea. If I am correct the rise vision player for the RPI uses chromium but doesn't support any video. Well if I use chromium with gnash and use a link I found on this forum and video using the flash gadget works just fine. So I just wanted what I found out to be know and possibly be looked at for video compatibility for the RPI.
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Posted 4 years ago

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Derek,

Just so I understand you correctly, you installed the Gnash Flash Player on your Pi, and you were able to play a swf video using the Flash Gadget? Do I have that correct?
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I installed Gnash and its plugin in chromium and I was able to play a swf video in chromium.
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For example the picture that has couldn't load plugin is in the rise player that I installed from your site and the second using just a random swf is in chromium.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oBKVi8aCNwMHI4TmthcHY1T28/edit?usp=sharing

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B1oBKVi8aCNwSkY1aTVxc0tScnc/edit?usp=sharing
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Oh, OK. I think I understand now. 

You got it to work in stand alone Chromium, but not in the Rise Vision Player using the Flash Gadget, right? 
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I am playing the same presentation in the Rise Vision Player and Chromium its just the difference is one can play video and the other can't. I am currently working on having chromium auto start in full screen because the only difference at face is one can play video while the other can not.
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Derek,

Were you able to find a way to get rid of the error message "Adobe Flash Player Plugin is out of date" that shows at the top of the Chromium window? I can get the video to play in Chromium as well, but not unless I press that button. 

However you are right, currently the Pi cannot play videos with the Rise Vision player. We will be sure to let everyone know in the forum if this changes at any time. Thanks!
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If you open chromium with the command 'chromium-browser --allow-outdated-plugins' it will play flash content without getting the error message.
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I was looking at it and to me it looks like you are just pulling all of the chromium libraries to run independently for the rise display but maybe I am just looking at it wrong. Is it possible to add the '--allow-outdated-plugins' in the auto start for rise?
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Hi Derek,

If you're interested, you can look at submitting the changes to the Player on your own.  You can find additional information here.

Thanks.
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hi i am new to pi and RV .... i installed RV on PI then came to know about flesh is not supported? there is any way out? i didn't understood much but can i play videos using this in rise player if yes pls can you post step by step guide? it will be great great help... thanks
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Currently the Pi doesn't support videos or flash files.

Thanks.
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Hi Everyone,

I have a genuine interest in RiseVision taking advantage of RPi's GPU processing for video, and I have a feeling MANY others do as well. Unfortunately I am by no means a programmer of any sort.

I wanted to state that I would buy codec licenses without a problem if that was required as well. We have seen that RaspBMC can easily play full HD video. I have also noted the following http://www.ucview.com/digital-signage-players/ARM-Caster-HD/ boasts a working video solution. 

Is there a way to campaign in a Rise newsletter or similar for community involvement to help find a solution specific to Rpi Video?
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J Juno,

One thing you may want to do is contact one of our Partners to see if they are interested in working on this functionality with you.

I hope that helps!
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Are we at the end of this conversation? I'm extremely interested in developing a digital signage solution using the Rasberry Pi and Rise Vision with about 40-50 displays in total. This whole project will need to move in a different direction if video is not supported on the Pi. 
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Hey Jeremy, I really wish we could help, but our backlog is so deep right now I just don't see how we could fit this work in. All of our Player applications are open source, including the Raspberry Pi Player.  Is it an option for you to take our source code and do whatever you would like with it?

You can access the repository for the Pi Player here, https://github.com/Rise-Vision/player-raspberrypi
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We don't have any current plans on further developing the Pi Player.

There was a brief discussion about using a different browser with the Pi Player, rather than the Chromium version it uses now.  You can follow the discussion here.

Thanks.
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I implemented vide on chromium using i fram and omax player :)
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Could you provide us with a brief about how you did this? With your solution, is RisePlayer still involved?
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Yes, could you please tell us how you did it :)?