[NodeJS] An extended version of OmxDirector

February 23rd, 2015 | Posted by Tom in Article | NodeJS - (0 Comments)

OmxDirector is a NodeJS module, written by Alessandro Pezzato, that allows any NodeJS application to control OmxPlayer, a video player specifically made for the Raspberry Pi’s.

Unfortunately, the current version of OmxDirector has a limited numbers of features implemented.

So I’ve created a fork of the official version and extended the module to add the following features:

  • Ability to play a remote (HTTP) file
  • Ability to go backwards (-30 seconds)
  • Ability to go forwards (+30 seconds)


Using the new features is really easy and involve to call some little Javascript fonctions:





I’ll try to add more features to be able to cover all the features of OmxPlayer but, in the meantime, feel free to contact me (@thomas_lebrun on Twitter) if you want to discuss about it!


Happy coding!