Is it possible that such a tiny thing with only 512 mb, to play a full hd movie 1080p with no lags?
Yes it is, the trick is to use to the Raspberry Pi’s GPU. Omxplayer is a video player specifically made for the Raspberry PI’s GPU made by Edgar (gimli) Hucek from the XBMC project, basically it takes advantage of the hardware acceleration to play videos.
- Install omxplayer (it may be already installed), also install x11-xserver-utils
sudo apt-get install omxplayer x11-xserver-utils
x11-xserver-utils will give you the program xrefresh
2. Play a movie inside a (X11 environment) using hdmi
omxplayer -o hdmi /path/to/movie_1080p.mp4
Sometimes after playing a movie the screen will become all black, using xrefresh will get it normal again:
xrefresh -display :0
z Show Info 1 Increase Speed 2 Decrease Speed j Previous Audio stream k Next Audio stream i Previous Chapter o Next Chapter n Previous Subtitle stream m Next Subtitle stream s Toggle subtitles d Subtitle delay -250 ms f Subtitle delay +250 ms q Exit OMXPlayer Space or p Pause/Resume - Decrease Volume + Increase Volume Left Arrow Seek -30 Right Arrow Seek +30 Down Arrow Seek -600 Up Arrow Seek +600 More info