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Raspberry Pi For Dummies by Mike Cook, Sean McManus

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Playing Videos

Use the Videos option to view movies and other video media. Raspbmc supports the H.264 video format to 1080p, which means you’ll be able to watch most mp4, .m4v, and .avi files in high definition.

technicalstuff.eps If you want to watch other formats, you might be able to buy a license from the official Raspberry Pi website at www.raspberrypi.org . Licenses to watch MPEG2 and VC1 format videos are available now and cost a couple of pounds or dollars each. Each license is valid for one Raspberry Pi. To enter your license number, go to the Home screen, click Programs, double-click Raspbmc settings, click System Configuration, and scroll down to find the option for the license key you’ve bought.

To play videos, click Files to display USB or other connected devices, browse through the folders and find the video you want. Right-click the video’s name for options like Resume Play, or to add to a queue or a favorites list. Click the video name to start playing it. While the video is playing, it fills the screen, so move the mouse to bring up the playback controls.

From the View Options menu, you can search for a specific file, or hide videos you’ve already watched.

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