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SOLVED: newbie: how does one play videos on porteus?

Post#1 by neuronetv » 28 Nov 2014, 21:20

I'm new to porteus-kiosk and I've got porteus running from a usb stick (Porteus-Kiosk-3.1.3-i486.iso) but I'm scratching my head as to how I get it to play my videos. I've got mp4 files and avi files on the internet and on my LAN but the browser won't play them. I've also got an rtmp stream running on the internet but the browser won't play that either. There appears to be nothing on this install except a firefox browser. Thanks for any help.
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Re: newbie: how does one play videos on porteus?

Post#2 by fanthom » 28 Nov 2014, 22:20

hi neuronetv,

firefox plays Theora videos natively (and VP8 in never version). VLC can be added through commercial custom kiosk builds:
http://porteus-kiosk.org/builds.html

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Re: newbie: how does one play videos on porteus?

Post#3 by neuronetv » 29 Nov 2014, 15:27

thankyou for that. What version of ff does porteus come with? I can't find the version number. Firefox will not play the theora file I have created (video.ogv). It plays fine in google chrome on a pc but in firefox I get:
No video with supported format and MIME type found
what format and MIME types does firefox require in the free version of porteus-kiosk?

btw: if you type 'about:' in the URL bar you'll see the firefox version.

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Re: newbie: how does one play videos on porteus?

Post#4 by fanthom » 29 Nov 2014, 17:46

3.1.x release uses firefox-24.5.0 and upcoming 3.2.x will have firefox-31.3.0

i'm not sure about exac specs but please check if this video works:
https://samples.mplayerhq.hu/ogg/Theora/theora.ogg

this site my also come handy:
http://techslides.com/sample-webm-ogg-a ... -for-html5

btw: if you type 'about:' in the URL bar you'll see the firefox version.
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SOLVED newbie: how does one play videos on porteus?

Post#5 by neuronetv » 30 Nov 2014, 10:32

I did find a solution, which was good ol' vlc media player. I used it to convert an avi to an ogg file which did then play ok in firefox.
Note: 'Any video Converter' didn't work, it did convert an avi to ogv but the file would not play in firefox, also Miro Video Converter did not work either, it too converted an avi to ogv but it wouldn't play in firefox.

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