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- phusho - 2010-12-20 08:44
Nice idea, will try some of them
- xmarsx - 2010-12-23 17:28
I've also ordered the Pandaboard this month and it should arrive in mid January (moved from early January). Are there any other developers beside topfs2 who seems to have received the Pandaboard already?
I'm a developer myself but I don't have to deal with C/Cpp/Asm instead I work with Java, C#, Delphi as well as Databases so I might not able to help out much once I get my Pandaboard. Last time I actually did some C/Cpp programming was ~5 years ago. The only thing where I can help is testing since I've also some other private projects I need to push to finally get a new release out of the door.
From what I read the Beagleboard (plus the -xM) and also the Pandaboard offer the TI C64x+ DSP for video decoding. This seems to be better supported by Linux every month (TI's bridge driver). What I don't know is if xbmc is already able to use it for the decoding of video streams. Is TI's OpenMax IL used?
Overall I'm very impressed by the progress I've seen over the last couple of month on the ARM platform. Great work guys!
- pandreas21 - 2010-12-24 12:27
My pandaboard is here. I am getting it Monday. So excited!
- Djape - 2010-12-29 12:02
Got my pandaboard yesterday!
Now, it would be awesome to share .img of the system with xbmc running.
- xmarsx - 2011-01-03 14:45
Djape Wrote:Got my pandaboard yesterday!Congratulations! I'm not that lucky with my order.
Mine has beend delayed last week to the 22nd February (first delivery date was 6th January, second was 13th January).
Update on the order: Since 7th January I no longer have a delivery date...will ask DigiKey for a new date.
I wonder what happened. It almost looks like a new revision will be produced otherwise this 5 week delay can't be explained. So far I've not seen any comments that stated another revision.
If someone starts ordering now the expected delivery date is 24th May 2011.
Update on the producing company: On the other hand the company producing the boards seems to be small and is also producing the Beagleboards as well as the Pandora OpenSource Handheld (http://www.openpandora.org/)
- topfs2 - 2011-01-03 16:11
Djape Wrote:Got my pandaboard yesterday!
Wont share images until its running good and such. Its just plain ubuntu though, you can make it quite easily via rootstock (or just use the netbook image).
- Djape - 2011-01-03 18:18
@xmarsx sorry to hear that.
I've installed ubuntu but I'm having problem with GPU drivers/acceleration on the ubuntu itself.
So I thought you most probably solved that.
I know that xbmc still doesn't use acceleration of the pandaboard gpu.
Anyway, fingers crossed and keep up the great work
- topfs2 - 2011-01-03 19:46
Djape Wrote:@xmarsx sorry to hear that.
xbmc uses gles so it uses the pandaboard gpu. It does not use openmax or ivahd so it does not do hw accel on video playback, not sure if that was what you meant?
Installing gpu drivers and such is just install ti-omap4-extras (or what the package is). note that it does not provide headers so you need to compile with mesa headers, which is in conflict with drivers. So both cant be installed at the same time, so you need to uninstall drivers to compile and install it again when running. They are working on it but its a mess atm.
- slicemaster - 2011-01-04 01:51
topfs2 Wrote:xbmc uses gles so it uses the pandaboard gpu. It does not use openmax or ivahd so it does not do hw accel on video playback, not sure if that was what you meant?
bit off topic but is the openmax api supported by omap 4? i know the api is available for openmax but whatt about omap's iva dsp engine? is that available also or do you have to buy TI's IDE to get it?
- topfs2 - 2011-01-04 02:31
slicemaster Wrote:bit off topic but is the openmax api supported by omap 4? i know the api is available for openmax but whatt about omap's iva dsp engine? is that available also or do you have to buy TI's IDE to get it?
yes its available, Im working on getting it to work