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XBMC on Intel Mac Mini - flash - 2007-07-22 20:39
I have recently gotten a mac mini. 1.83 GHZ Core Duo. Its fast enough to playback any of the 720p content i throw at it. Not tested 1080p yet but i hear its up for the job also. The Intel GM950 graphic card seems to be a little sub standard. I see in some threads that XBMC will only support GM965 and above. What is the likely hood of getting XBMC up and running on the mac mini?
I get a GLX error when starting the gl xbmc compile and there is a compile error for the SDL mode so i have been unable to test any XBMC yet. Running Ubuntu with the desktop effects turned on i get all the 3D desktop effects working fine so i think there is hope for the GM950! Anybody got any ideas when the SDL compile will be fixed. Cheers.
- mbuchoff - 2007-07-23 14:23
Can you copy-paste the compile error?
- flash - 2007-07-23 17:12
mbuchoff Wrote:Can you copy-paste the compile error?
GUIFontTTF.cpp: In member function ‘void CGUIFontTTF::RenderCharacter(float, float, const CGUIFontTTF::Character*, D3DCOLOR)’:
GUIFontTTF.cpp:914: error: ‘angle’ was not declared in this scope
make: *** [GUIFontTTF.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/xbmc/XBMC/guilib'
make: *** [guilib] Error 2
This is revision 9592 which was the most recent when i checked out. Not checked for any updates yet. Other people have mentioned it in other threads.
- mbuchoff - 2007-07-25 15:49
Unfortunately, it appears as though XBMC is trying to use software rendering, which is broken at the moment (http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=27442).
Can you try piping make to a text file and see if "--disable-gl" is in it? Maybe if it is and you remove it, it will "magically" work.
- flash - 2007-08-11 17:49
Progress update. Its now working. Got the latest from svn and the GL version is running well on the mac mini. It was using between 3-5% CPU and running about 45-50 FPS. Setting up ubuntu and getting it working corrrectly with my Samaung 40" TV was the hard bit and its still not perfect but its will get there in the end. Anyone know about getting the apple remote working with XBMC? Its great to see that the mac mini is up for the job even with its crap graphics card.
- Skindred - 2007-08-11 23:21
Can you tell me a little more about that remote, flash?
Is it IrDA? (InfraRed)
of it is InfraRed, LIRC might do the trick for ya
- GrandAnse - 2007-08-11 23:21
flash Wrote:Progress update. Its now working. Got the latest from svn and the GL version is running well on the mac mini. It was using between 3-5% CPU and running about 45-50 FPS. Setting up ubuntu and getting it working corrrectly with my Samaung 40" TV was the hard bit and its still not perfect but its will get there in the end. Anyone know about getting the apple remote working with XBMC? Its great to see that the mac mini is up for the job even with its crap graphics card.
Have you tryed to play HD video files, 720p or 1080p ?
Do you have a new Core 2 Duo Mac mini ?
- flash - 2007-08-12 11:19
GrandAnse Wrote:Have you tryed to play HD video files, 720p or 1080p ?
No i have the older Core Duo model. 720p playback is fine in OSX. For the highbitrate 720p vids its struggling at the moment in linux but i'm sure that will be sorted. The box is more than up for the job. My tv will only handles 720p so i am not interested in 1080p but i have tried some with no luck. Its possible the newer Core 2 Duo models might have better luck.
Remote control - solver - 2007-08-12 13:36
I've succesfully been using inputlirc on my mac mini under ubuntu 7.04 to control mythtv. It's based on the sourcecode of LIRC but only supports input events (/dev/input/event*). However, it's much easier to setup than LIRC when it comes to events. Like LIRC, you have to create a lircrc file and use irxevent at the prog entry and define keyboard commands to send at the config entry.
In my case the remote control worked out of the box with ubuntu 7.04, but you can check it by running lsinput and you should have an entry that says "Apple Mac mini infrared remote controller". As far as I remember you need the uinput module loaded in order for it to work.
I compiled the XBMC source last night and it's working quite well. I can look up IMDB info about movies and play them. However, the audio sync is a bit of, sometimes ahead and sometimes behind. And for some reason I can fast forward but not rewind. As far as i can tell music playback is stable but I am unable to lookup track info and fetch covers. It simply crashes with a "core dumped". Are others experiencing the same or is this a mac mini issue?
- ewequeone - 2007-09-24 14:22
any progress on the issues solver and flash have mentioned here? I'm keen on buying a macmini and all the home theatre/media centre software I've seen for it is completely and utterly crap.
If xbmc works on it I'll buy one tomorrow