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- Stelph - 2010-01-05 12:54
Starstream Wrote:The SmartQ v7 has an Arm Mali-200 GPU apparently, there's an English fan forum here with more info on the unit. Also has some sort of DSP for handling HD video.
Thanks for that, interesting to read up more about the device!
At CES Freescale are apparently unveriling a new Tablet that runs the ARM Cortex A8 and are aiming for a price point of sub $200. 2010 looks like it will be very interesting...
Status - Rubik2k - 2010-01-06 05:25
Can you tell us wich is the actual status of the port for the ARM's arquitecture? Thanks in advance.
- McGeagh - 2010-01-06 12:53
short answer - in development. Ive not done much to it since my last youtube clip as been rather busy with other stuff, but i plan to take it up again very soon.
I plan to profile it and optimise, before looking at whats the next step to take with it.
- bb10 - 2010-01-08 00:49
It seems the Boxee Box has an ARM CPU: http://blog.boxee.tv/2010/01/07/boxee-box-internals-revealed-nvidia-tegra-2-ftw/
Maybe they can help you out with the ARM branch?
- Soju - 2010-01-08 02:26
It's Arm 8 dual core w/ ~9300 or ~210 (?) GPU right? Looks sweet for $200. If it can do 1080p H264, from 200 bucks, then we are rockin!
Would you be interested in all of us raising the funds to buy you one?
- bmfrosty - 2010-01-08 07:29
It's open source. GPL, right? Code should be coming back from the Boxee project.
- McGeagh - 2010-01-08 13:17
Theres no such thing as a dual core Arm 8...
The boxee box is Tegra2, which has a DualCore ARM Cortex A9
- Soju - 2010-01-08 16:39
yikes, thanks for the correction
Direct FB? - knudman - 2010-01-13 07:27
McGeagh Wrote:No to Direct FB...and No to Open GL... Yes to Open GL ES
McGeagh, have you looked into porting XBMC over to using a DirectFB or DirectFBGL? I am wondering how much of an undertaking this would be. It seems like porting it to DirectFBGL would be the first step (in targeting an ARM) and then the second writing a DirectFBGL to support GLES2.0. Just curious why you focused on converting to GLES2.0 first.
- McGeagh - 2010-01-13 12:29
I focused on GLES because xbmc used GL. In my mind it was easier and quicker to convert it to GLES than doing it all from scratch with DirectFB.... (my previous statement was saying if i were to start from scratch, gles rewrite over current gles would be better, but in that case, directfb could also be considered - this wasnt me saying i would be doing that though)
My focus isnt on gpu acceleration, but the ARM aspect. My current focus is to optimise xbmc for ARM (and NEON), and not to optimise GLES (well, not in the sense of a rewrite, or changing it to directfb...etc)
Once this is accomplished, then i will start looking into hardware acceleration of any kind.