What is the best video player / OS image to use on Le Potato to play video via the CLI?

I want to use a Le Potato as an always on kiosk type device for some weeks just playing a single mp4 in a loop.

I’m having issues with performance of the video and so just want to get some suggestions on reliable high performance video players that work via the CLI.

Any suggestions really appreciated.

For video playback and looping, try using gst123 and/or gstreamer. This is covered in a YouTube video.

You have two methods:

  1. gstreamer using V4L2 direct to DRM
  2. gst123 using gstreamer using V4L2 output to Weston

Both of these methods are tear free and much faster than anything you can do on X11.