Port XBMC to PS3 (PlayStation 3) to run on Linux ("Other OS") or natively on GameOS? - Printable Version
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- davilla - 2011-01-06 17:51
No hw decode of video, any port is useless even if you have some form of OpenGL/OpenEGL working.
- ashlar - 2011-01-06 18:00
davilla Wrote:No hw decode of video, any port is useless even if you have some form of OpenGL/OpenEGL working.Starting with the idea that I couldn't care less for a PS3 port, from what's been written before in the thread, it seems that Cell could do the decoding just fine in mplayer.
- topfs2 - 2011-01-06 18:17
poofyhairguy Wrote:But after thinking about it a lot it would be better if it was an outright XBMC fork. Then instead of having the same release cycle as XBMC (and having to deal with the huge task of bringing the PowerPC code to date) one could fork off an older XBMC that builds correctly, use the Mplayer as an external player, use the most recently available Ubuntu release, stack a super fresh Xorg on that, slap this skin on there, and it might be a slick optimized package.
This is where git also shine, fork it as a team or individual dev and release however wanted and the core project can pull back patches as time goes on. If it becomes a fully working port who knows, maybe all patches will be in XBMC core package and it would be something we start supporting. I think there is very few that would argue against a working port but many dont think its worth putting their man hours into it.
davilla Wrote:No hw decode of video, any port is useless even if you have some form of OpenGL/OpenEGL working.Pretty sure you can use one of the cores and get 1080p for sure, the mplayer-ps3 port does afaik 1080p just fine. Wasnt there talk about that one of the cores where especially good with video in the infant days of PS3 even and that it could decode an enormous amount of video streams? Mind you I'm far from read up on the subject
- poofyhairguy - 2011-01-06 19:40
Ooops. Two devs showed up!
Sorry guys, I wasn't trying to rock the boat. My PS3 is dead, and even if it wasn't a media player with 256mb RAM and a processor for general tasks equal to a 800mhz Pentium 3 is not appealing to me. I was just entertaining the idea cause I love hardware.
- topfs2 - 2011-01-06 19:54
poofyhairguy Wrote:Ooops. Two devs showed up!
I didnt mean to sound like I shut you down. TBH if a port is made by someone it would be awesome, if its workable thats also awesome. If the patches are nice we might even pull some patches
- jherico - 2011-01-08 05:02
Robotica Wrote:But I don't see the use for all this trouble since there is better hardware available; in the XBOX-ages it made sense.
I feel like I'm taking crazy pills every time I hear that. The point is that there is a massive installed base of PS3's already connected to televisions by people who might be willing to download an ISO and burn it, but who would never contemplate the hassle of building a dedicated media center PC, or who have tried and failed. I myself have never found a connected PC to be as easy to set up and control as a console I've already integrated, and I have a friend who is an extremely intelligent geek and senior developer at a major PC gaming software company who essentially threw up his hands in frustration trying to get an HTPC integrated with his system.
Fortunately, I don't think the real blocker for XBMC is the XBMC dev team. The app builds on PowerPC so the limiting factor now is getting a linux distribution onto the PS3 with a decent accelerated graphics driver.
Another poster pointed out that might take years, but I'm thinking its going to be 'man-years', which means months in real-time.
- topfs2 - 2011-01-08 05:16
jherico Wrote:Another poster pointed out that might take years, but I'm thinking its going to be 'man-years', which means months in real-time.
It would most likely mean years in real-time. Take a look at the linux port, osx port and arm port they all took years before they reached a useable state...
XBMC on PS3 ? - TheVirus - 2011-01-09 19:41
now that Geohot has released root keys and a jailbreak tool for PS3, is there a chance XBMC-team will make XBMC for PS3 ?
- poofyhairguy - 2011-01-09 19:51
The answer is basically no.
- TheVirus - 2011-01-09 21:03
Thanks for det answer.......... but I dont like it
Hope xbmc-team will reconsider in the near future..