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0.1.1 • Public • Published

Openframe VLC extension

This extension adds VLC support to Openframe. It uses the VLC that is pre-installed on Raspian.

It supports a lot of formats. For example:

  • most video files
  • most image files: Beware, there are a few known problems with images. Read further below.
  • most audio files
  • Youtube / Vimeo URLs
  • just try it probably works!

It also supports streaming. Large videos play straight away and don't need to be downloaded first.


First, follow the Openframe guide on how to set up an Openframe and to display artwork: http://docs.openframe.io/frame-setup-guide/

Then, run the following command: openframe -i openframe-vlc

How to upload artwork (or whatever you like to display)?

In the web app

  1. Click Add Artwork
  2. Make sure you give your artwork a title
  3. Use openframe-vlc as artwork format
  4. Enter the URL of what you like to display into the field URL where the artwork is hosted.
  5. Optionally enter a URL to a preview image of the sketch which is especially useful if you like to publish your artwork.
  6. Click Add artwork.

To display the artwork on the frame, select the artwork by clicking the push to frame button.

Known problems


  • Options:
    • fill / fit
    • loop / no-loop
  • install VLC if not already installed on the system
  • Fix known problems


npm i openframe-vlc

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