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- gimli - 2012-01-07 16:45

s7mx1 Wrote:They will at least support h264 playback. Other format support will likely involve expensive license which is impossible with $25/35 budget.

True


- davilla - 2012-01-07 17:16

Humm, I might be wrong given new information, while the hardware CAN decode all major formats, licensing will determine which formats are enabled. If anyone needs further info on this point, I suggest contacting the Raspberry Pi contacts as this falls outside of any xbmc port to this platform.


- darkscout - 2012-01-08 03:51

Hurray for software patents!


- macf1an - 2012-01-09 10:12

the Pi would be so DOA if this had any form of networking...
Edit: what's up with those things - they're popping like mushshrooms .. (android port of XBMC is not out of the question right? and they do mention ubuntu..)
I wonder who will meet the lowest of the variable prices - so far the Pi is the most optimistic .. and most rumoured .. I guess this will give them the advantage in terms of initial quantity


- Robotica - 2012-01-11 15:50

Raspberrypi is being produced as of today: http://www.raspberrypi.org/

macf1an Wrote:I wonder who will meet the lowest of the variable prices - so far the Pi is the most optimistic .. and most rumoured .. I guess this will give them the advantage in terms of initial quantity

Cheapest aRM rumour I know of: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/11/12/17/1429221/pcmcia-computer-project-aims-even-higher-and-cheaper-than-raspberry-pi

They claim to be 3x faster than raspberrypi and cost only 14 dollar...


- tyger - 2012-01-11 17:19

if we could only have footage of an actually movie being played ......but till then this gets my hopes up


- j1nx - 2012-01-11 17:40

Robotica Wrote:Raspberrypi is being produced as of today: http://www.raspberrypi.org/



Cheapest aRM rumour I know of: http://linux.slashdot.org/story/11/12/17/1429221/pcmcia-computer-project-aims-even-higher-and-cheaper-than-raspberry-pi

They claim to be 3x faster than raspberrypi and cost only 14 dollar...

That's this one, I think
http://www.cnx-software.com/2011/12/18/15-usd-arm-cortex-a8-linux-computer-by-rhombus-tech/

@tyger
Playing video is not the big deal, there are plenty of video flying around with R-Pi's playing 1080p video content.


- PatK - 2012-01-11 18:02

Raspberry is real now..

http://www.raspberrypi.org/archives/509


- T800 - 2012-01-11 21:38

macf1an Wrote:the Pi would be so DOA if this had any form of networking...

If you look further down the page you posted you see a wireless network adapter.


- Jimmer - 2012-01-11 23:00

Well, since the goal of the R-Pi is primarily educational and secondarily for the hobbyist/hacker rather than as a dedicated media player, I'm not sure that the linked media player will make the Pi DOA (whether it boasts wi-fi, or not)..... the moboplay will just be another media player in an already crowded market

whereas the r-pi will run xbmc - which is awesome - plus you'll also be able to automate your chicken coup with it.... and teach your kids some Python

...personally, I'll be buying one, whether or not xbmc flies on it


- Atomic Zombie - 2012-01-12 00:38

i'm finding loads of places where i think "hmm, a raspi would be awesome there" around the house and even at work, can't wait until it comes out! Big Grin


- jhsrennie - 2012-01-12 11:15

At $35 for the B model I'll buy one purely out of curiousity - and of course to impress my geek friends :-)

JR


- davilla - 2012-01-12 16:17

I'd buy one... oh wait. I have one Smile


- Atomic Zombie - 2012-01-12 17:13

davilla Wrote:I'd buy one... oh wait. I have one Smile

Why would you do this?!?!?!?


- Jimmer - 2012-01-12 17:51

I'll be dropping £25 the minute it's out. Then, I'll be dropping some more £'s on a Gertboard. Looks like it's gonna be a lot of fun!

Then, I'll probably have to buy another one to install xbmc on as well.... of course!

Just have to be patient now (and hope I can snag one of the first batch!)