Thursday, September 21, 2017

How to Run 720p and 1080p mkv files Raspberry pi

VLC and other common video players  in Raspberry pi not support GPU.

You can use Omxplayer a text based video player for running 720p and 1080p mkv and almost all other video formats.

for installing omxplayer

sudo apt-get install omxplayer

omxplayer is a textbased player , so it is very difficult to use.

you can provide a graphical front end by using tboplayer

Download the zip file from above site

run the following commands
sudo su
cd tboplayer-master

This will take some time to complete

now run the following
python /opt/tboplayer/

if any python module missing issue

pip install


raceback (most recent call last):
  File "/opt/tboplayer/", line 65, in
    import pexpect
ImportError: No module named pexpect

Solution :  pip install pexpect

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