omxplayer seem to be the best player, almost 0% cpu usage!

  • sudp apt-get update && sudo apt-get install omxplayer -y
  • omxplayer -b -o hdmi http://awesome.nwgat.ninja/misc/Commie_typesetting_shenanigans.mp4

the above command can be run via ssh connection

  • -o hdmi will send it to your RPi Display
  • -b blacks the background

there is no gui, you only get fullscreen, its still better than other players
omxplayer -h gives you more info

banding/color issues? try forcing 32-bit

  • echo "framebuffer_depth=32" >> config.txt
  • echo "framebuffer_ignore_alpha=1" >> config.txt