[Inx] media playback in Framebuffer

LM lmemsm at gmail.com
Tue Apr 16 04:09:30 PDT 2013

On Mon, Apr 15, 2013 at 4:39 PM, <inx-request at lists.inx.maincontent.net>wrote:

> I'm trying several days to play youtube in inx (1.17) but without any
> success.Is there any way to listen at least the sound of any youtube video
> in inx?
> Looking back for any kind of help, idea.

I haven't tried it, but if I were going to, I'd look into the following...
You can download media files using command line tools such as cclive
Once downloaded, you'll need a media player that can handle the video
format and work in framebuffer mode.  mplayer is the most common.  I do
believe some distributions have versions of vlc that work in framebuffer as

If you just want to listen to the audio, there are some more unusual
options.  For instance, there's a DOS program mpxplay (
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpxplay/) which is very good at playing the
audio part of video recordings.  It should run in DOSBox.  DOSBox is
written using SDL, so theoretically, it could run in framebuffer mode since
SDL will work via directfb in framebuffer.  If you want to convert ac3
format (from an mpeg file) to wave you can use a52dec.  You may need to
demux (separate) the mpeg audio and video streams first with programs like
mpgtx or DGMPGDec.

If you're dealing with a file in flash format, there may be some utilities
at http://www.osflash.org/ which can help you out or convert into other
formats accessible via command line.

Good luck.

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