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Started by Gryzor, February 01, 2014, 12:48:22 pm

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Gryzor

Hello!

New here, still contemplating whether to get a Cubieboard3 or not to use as my media player.

What I'd like to ask is this: although I think the board is a bit under-powered with a dual-core CPU, I think it would be quite enough to push out 1080p content, however since I'm planning to use XMBC under Linux, a friend cautioned me because it's possible the Linux distros don't have support for the Mali GPU.

Anyone has any idea about that? Has anyone tried it?

Thanks!

ahrovan

it Depends on the Operation system you choose that,Some linux distribution not installed MALI driver - but Most of the Newer version's installed MALI driver (!) -Archive of A20 Linux >> BRG.VVS.IR

Gryzor

February 01, 2014, 06:28:10 pm #2 Last Edit: February 01, 2014, 06:54:10 pm by Gryzor
Thanks for your reply.

It would seem it's not really important anyway for video decoding, only for 3D: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12/10/most-embedded-gpus-do-not-support-hardware-video-decoding-acceleration-the-vpu-does/ .

But after reading some more, I got to ask, is CB3 able to play 1080p MKV files at full speed?

Thanks again!

ahrovan

Quote from: Gryzor on February 01, 2014, 06:28:10 pm
Thanks for your reply.

It would seem it's not really important anyway for video decoding, only for 3D: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12/10/most-embedded-gpus-do-not-support-hardware-video-decoding-acceleration-the-vpu-does/ .

But after reading some more, I got to ask, is CB3 able to play 1080p MKV files at full speed?

Thanks again!


in CUBIUNTU A20 Ver: 0.666 ::
QuoteFor 1080p mp4 videos use Smplayer, but only if your screen resolution is 720pIn 1080p resolution screen is slow for now. You can try Sintel trailer in Videos folder.

Link :: http://brg.vvs.ir/2014/02/cubiuntu-a20-ver-0-666/

arrhenius

Quote from: Gryzor on February 01, 2014, 06:28:10 pm
Thanks for your reply.

It would seem it's not really important anyway for video decoding, only for 3D: http://www.cnx-software.com/2013/12/10/most-embedded-gpus-do-not-support-hardware-video-decoding-acceleration-the-vpu-does/ .

But after reading some more, I got to ask, is CB3 able to play 1080p MKV files at full speed?

Thanks again!



i dont recomment CT for mediaplayer, is very limited ritgh now. 

Gryzor

@ahrovan: it's getting really confusing now... Argh. I really don't want to start messing with different video players, just stick with XMBC. I wouldn't mind tinkering with it if I was living/watching stuff alone, but I don't think the wife's patience while I fiddle with players and settings would last long :D

@arrhenius: you mean CB? What's CT?

Also, I was looking at this: http://linux-sunxi.org/CedarXVideoRenderingChart . Supposedly 1080p is playable with no issues?

Distros, distros... I'm kinda lost. Isn't the Lubuntu distro at cuibieboard.org good enough then?

bloodstyle

I've almost set my CT (cubietruck a.k.a. cubieboard3) with lubuntu. If you want me to test anything, I'm going to do it this week (if nobody replies before)

Gryzor

Thanks mate, much appreciated; if you could do a 1080p mkv under XMBC, it'd be really great... I guess it has no issue running 720p, so no need to try that.