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- untg99 - 2007-08-20 08:05
- Gamester17 - 2007-08-20 14:45
@bmfrosty, you are welcome to 'take the plunge' if you insist on cheking it out for yourself but know that the XBMC Linux port is still in an early development fase and we do not accept and bug-reports or feature-request nor do we offer support to end-users. It is still only meant for developers (and some very skilled/experinced Linux users) who can and want to contibute without needing to much of a helping hand themselves.
Quote:Note to XBMC end-users! Please understand that this Linux port project is not yet mature enough for you as an end-user to play with. We can not yet give you an ETA as to when it will be useful for end-users. Respect that we can not accept any bug-reports or feature/function-requests for this Linux port yet, nor do we offer support to end-users. If you as end-users have any general questions or need to get something off your chest about this then please direct that towards the existing XBMC Linux port end-user discussion topic-thread in our community-forum.Please respect that.
- bmfrosty - 2007-08-20 23:09
I happen to be an experience linux user (although a bit rusty due to OS-X over the last few years) and still have my X-Box running XBMC just fine, and picked up a computer to try and run mediaportal a few of months ago (big mistake). I'm perfectly happy to poke and prod around to get an installation working, I'd just rather invest the money on hardware to do it with once I have a platform to work on that I can reasonably expect to be up to spec a couple of years down the line.
The question still stands though, can the Linux port of XBMC as it currently is reasonably mount a network share via samba, and play back video over that network share?
- untg99 - 2007-08-21 00:41
The video playing on the video I sent,
isplaying off a samba share, it's probably not immediately obvious but I assure you, it's a samba share and to top it off, it's a 720P h.264 encoded video.
- gfairbanks - 2007-08-21 01:34
Quote:The question still stands though, can the Linux port of XBMC as it currently is reasonably mount a network share via samba, and play back video over that network share?
When I checked over the weekend, it could read the local filesystem, mounted NFS drives mapped into the local filesystem (mounted filesystems), and SMB inside of XBMC itself. So yes, it can access those files.
I had good success using its audio playing. Video playing always ended with a coredump, and the image flickered.
- bmfrosty - 2007-08-21 01:41
untg99 Wrote:The video playing on the video I sent,
Oh. Cool. Exactly the type of confirmation I was looking for.
- gfairbanks - 2007-08-21 01:44
gfairbanks Wrote:Video playing always ended with a coredump, and the image flickered.
But I see from untg99's movie that others are having more success. I'm sure the developers are working on the success cases for their hardware first. I did look into the coredump, but it was in one of the opengl libraries, not in the xbmc code, so I didn't look into it any further.
I'm sure you saw in the movie that his cpu load was low, as was mine, which indicates there's some overhead for higher bitrate movies.
- d4rk - 2007-08-21 01:47
A few questions: What is you system configuration (video card in particular)? What graphics drivers are you using? Also, I'm guessing you're using latest SVN? If possible, please paste the following:
2. gdb backtrace
3. output of glewinfo and/or glxinfo
- bmfrosty - 2007-08-21 01:48
That's ok with me. This is really going to be a fun project box for me for a while. I just want to make sure that it will be something that I can get some sort of success early on and that I'll have something that I can run as a full production system afterwards.
- Gamester17 - 2007-08-21 12:58
@bmfrosty, get an NVIDIA 6150 graphic-chip/chipset or later and you should be fine with whatever other hardware you choose.