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omxlayer has no installation candidate
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omxlayer has no installation candidate

by TheOnlyJonto on Fri Nov 26, 2021 4:19 pm

I'm simply trying to install omxplayer but I get the message "E: Package 'omxplayer' has no installation candidate". I can't seem to figure out what this means. Anyone have any ideas? I'm pretty clueless when it comes to Linux and command line stuff in general. Attached is a screenshot of the terminal response.
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Re: omxlayer has no installation candidate

by adafruit_support_mike on Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:59 am

That means the repo sever you’re using doesn’t have a copy of the omxplayer package, and doesn’t know where to find one.

Apparently omxplayer has been deprecated on Raspbian Bullseye, and support effort is being redirected to vlc:

https://github.com/popcornmix/omxplayer

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Re: omxlayer has no installation candidate

by TheOnlyJonto on Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:21 pm

adafruit_support_mike wrote:That means the repo sever you’re using doesn’t have a copy of the omxplayer package, and doesn’t know where to find one.

Apparently omxplayer has been deprecated on Raspbian Bullseye, and support effort is being redirected to vlc:

https://github.com/popcornmix/omxplayer

Gotcha. I did figure out that installing an older version of Raspbian included omxplayer so that's working for me now.

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