Solution for RPI Launch VLC via php on local machine
is Given Below:
I am trying to open a
.mp4 file in VLC via the PHP
exec command on a RPI 3
I access localhost and select the
.mp4 file I want to play on a mobile device.
I want PHP to open the video file using VLC on the host machine, which is connected via HDMI to a display.
The command in use is
exec("DISPLAY=:0 /usr/bin/vlc --fullscreen /var/www/html/videos/".$video.".mp4 2>&1 &");
The result is nothing opening on the host machine and a result of:
[004af128] [cli] lua interface: Requested shutdown.
I have also had this error with a different command:
vlc No protocol specifiedxcb_connection_has_error() returned trueHome directory not accessible: Permission denied[011489b0] vlcpulse audio output error: PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refusedNo protocol specifiedxcb_connection_has_error() returned trueHome directory not accessible: Permission denied dbus interface error: Failed to connect to the D-Bus session daemon: /usr/bin/dbus-launch terminated abnormally with the following error: No protocol specifiedAutolaunch error: X11 initialization failed.
I ended up having to run a python script that checks a local file every 5 seconds and will open the movie via that. The PHP script will just write the .mp4 name to the file when it needs to.