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Raspberry Pi $25 Media Player
12-24-2011, 10:38 PM (This post was last modified: 12-24-2011 10:39 PM by Adam1v.)
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Raspberry Pi $25 Media Player
I hope people are not offended, as I will always stick with my Popcorn Hour, but wondered if anyone else has come accross the Raspberry Pi $25 media player, supporting 1080p h.264 video;

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XBMC already supports ARM, so I see no reason it wouldnt easily install?
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12-24-2011, 11:21 PM
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Looks interesting!!

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12-25-2011, 12:09 AM
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(No offense taken, but thread moved to off-topic section; not an NMT player)

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12-25-2011, 02:42 AM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 02:44 AM by accident.)
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I've been watching this one for awhile and the price is why not try it. The audio output options is going to be where this unit really gets hurt for media player usage, but it might make one hell of a bedroom/kitchen/office unit.

I'm rather in love with the new plug servers lately, especially teh d2 armada 510 based unit. designed to be a micro-pc originally but already can run ubuntu and drive dual 1080p screen. Smile however it's not $25.
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12-25-2011, 05:13 AM
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This is been a good year for the dev/kits and I have been struggling over which to buy to play with. I recently decided on the Armada 510 based CuBox, it's a little bit more than the Raspberry Pi, but the the YouTube video showing XBMC http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twEoMYEJls4 and source on github, make it "tasty" too.

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12-25-2011, 05:16 AM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 05:18 AM by accident.)
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Interesting, basically the same thing as the D2 but 1/2 the price.. I do love marvell chipsets and like this microtop direction they went.
pre-ordered Smile How are you using the unit, is this the direction your headed with your pvr software?
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12-25-2011, 05:32 AM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 05:33 AM by emveepee.)
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I haven't got the unit, (Pre-ordered too, so I hope the video wasn't by ejp) but yes, I expect I will get the NextPVR client running on it, linking into ffmpeg. If not I will concentrate on XBMC-PVR forks.

I'd actually prefer staying with the Syabas line, but the developer support for the DavidBox isn't there, except of course from your tremendous work, and I figure I have a year before the 8910 comes out where I can look at other alternatives.

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12-25-2011, 05:36 AM
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Hmm that CuBox got my attention...
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12-25-2011, 05:57 AM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 06:03 AM by accident.)
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It's not a fake video.. I've personally seen and touched the original marvel demo unit for the chipset. This is the same thing in a different box for much less money. I was thinking of the D2 from global technologies which is the same thing, larger form factor more ports but it's double the cost so really using it at every tv there's not much reason cost wise to use it over something else. search youtube for some marvell ebox videos when they originally demo'd it at a trade show..

The parts of xbmc I don't like I once looked into also getting involved and revamping but not sure it's worth the effort with everything else i've aready been working on behind closed doors.

This is a good video that shows what you can do more than the arm xbmc somewhat chopped down for the appletv work:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85OrdFUW_CY
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12-25-2011, 06:31 AM
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Interesting, I'd certainly take the ebox for $100 too. Nixeus has recently moved from the Sigma 8655 to Armada 1000 for their extender and they used to blame a lot of their problems on the Sigma SDK. It will be interesting to see if Marvell works out any better in the home market.

Fun stuff.

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12-25-2011, 06:36 AM
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the marvell sdk for that setup is interesting in that they made a turn key starting ui in their sdk.. most units with it don't look to expanded over that but they aren't all that new so we'll see what comes out.
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12-25-2011, 12:38 PM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 02:07 PM by dc11ab.)
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I wonder how hot they get when pumping with full action?

On another note, from http://www.solid-run.com/products/cubox
Quote:
  • No JTAG required. Unbrickable for Developers (**)

(**) Bricking a product (software wise) is a common mistake developers do. The product incorporates features that can recover the system, without the use of JTAG, even if the boot loader was completely erased.

Some might interpret this as a challenge. Feature descriptions with absolute statements is a dangerous thing Big Grin


Nice box though. On my list of wanted gadgets is one of those damn small plugplayer-ish computers, like this. Is there one which includes powerline capabilities too? I shall consult Señor Google.

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12-25-2011, 12:43 PM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 12:44 PM by lundman.)
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CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!


But yes, for that price, I have ordered one of the cuboxs. Somethings I would like to try out, linux, android-linux, zfs port, wiimote & kinect inputs, xbmc, and maybe just do own light weight mediaplayer software.. looks like it could be fun.
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12-25-2011, 05:02 PM (This post was last modified: 12-25-2011 05:03 PM by emveepee.)
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(12-25-2011 12:38 PM)dc11ab Wrote:  I wonder how hot they get when pumping with full action?

Someone posted that info on their forum http://www.solid-run.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2

"The box surface temperature was around 37c on the sides and 42c on the bottom. The internal temperature was about 55c."

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12-25-2011, 09:18 PM
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(12-25-2011 12:38 PM)dc11ab Wrote:  Nice box though. On my list of wanted gadgets is one of those damn small plugplayer-ish computers, like this. Is there one which includes powerline capabilities too? I shall consult Señor Google.

This is one of those plugish computer, just happens to be the model chipset with the video output version..

Check the global technologies website, all the plug servers just got an update with new cores and features. Keep in mind that's only 1 company that makes dev kits using the sheeva cores.
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