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- davilla - 2012-01-05 05:11
Khivar Wrote:Oh my bad, thought it still used a mplayer fork. Same question though, will it be able to hardware decode on the Raspberry Pi ?
Of course, without hardware decode, these arm boxes are useless as they don't have the ponies to brute force software decode.
Khivar Wrote:Hmm are you sure ? Raspberry Pi is based on the BCM2835 SoC which integrates an ARM1176JZ-F processor which seems to be an ARM11 processor ( adding the fact that it has ARM11 in its name ).
I'm very sure I do have to compile code and the cross-compiler has to know which arm opcodes to use.
- kri kri - 2012-01-05 05:21
Is there a release date on these things?
- thethirdnut - 2012-01-05 06:42
Looking fwd to this as well...not so much for home use though to be honest, however, this would make a killer portable, vehicle-based platform.
Extremely compact, portable and 100% solid-state so it should handle the more extreme temp variances well...I'm hoping.
Plus access to all the off-the-shelf XBMC remote controls, etc...tons of possibilities.
- Khivar - 2012-01-05 09:57
davilla Wrote:Of course, without hardware decode, these arm boxes are useless as they don't have the ponies to brute force software decode.
For HD and for Blu-ray sure. I was asking because I didn't know if you were porting XBMC on the Raspberry Pi without hardware decoding support ( where it would only work with standard definition video like the Xbox ) or if you'd try to make the hardware decoding work. It's awesome that it will hardware decode ! By the way I saw that the GPU is hardware decoding H264 1080p, hope it would be fast enough for full Blu-ray decoding, and what about VC-1 ? Because if we can play only our H264 blu-ray that would be annoying
davilla Wrote:I'm very sure I do have to compile code and the cross-compiler has to know which arm opcodes to use.
Okay thanks, learned a thing today
- macf1an - 2012-01-05 15:30
This you should beat...
- davilla - 2012-01-05 16:45
macf1an Wrote:This you should beat...
I would not touch any roku crap with a ten-foot pole. This thing is crap, it's still a set-top-box but you plug it in instead of using a cable. What you lose is sd cards, USB, and hardline ethernet.
- neomits - 2012-01-05 17:05
Very excited about the possibilities of this.
- Tobor - 2012-01-05 17:14
thethirdnut Wrote:Extremely compact, portable and 100% solid-state ....
Great, I can finally replace my vacuum tube computer!
- extension23 - 2012-01-05 18:28
davilla Wrote:XBMC magic is coming to a PI next to you
I haven't seen this one answered on the Raspberrypi forums, so maybe you can shed some light on it. What are these capable of from an HDMI sound standpoint? I am guessing they can't do DTS-MA or TrueHD audio, but don't know what kind of audio output they can do.
- swasheck - 2012-01-05 19:10
So ... just out of curiosity, if I understand this, the CuBox ARM processor is better than RasPi's but it is all self-contained and perhaps less flexible than RasPi?