XBMC hardware decoding

miuca
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XBMC hardware decoding

Postby miuca » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:16 am

Has anyone managed to find XBMC version with hardware decoding for MX1/MK3066/Mali400 ?

I've tried a couple of releases, newer, older, no luck. Even tried the PIVOS version, which has hardware support enabled for those devices, no luck.

reddragon72
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby reddragon72 » Mon Nov 26, 2012 5:51 pm

Nothing yet. There is a "hack" that allows XBMC to send the video's to an external player. You can find that info on xbmcandroid.com

henk_rf
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby henk_rf » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:09 pm

Now you can download Frodo beta 2 directly from the XBMC servers and give it a try in your Android device.

At this point, the team is only officially supporting devices with chips that feature NEON. That includes a wide range of devices including most recent high-end smartphone as well as inexpensive TV sticks and Mini PCs with Amlogic AM8726, Allwinner A10, and Rockchip RK3066 processors.

http://liliputing.com/2012/12/xbmc-12-beta-2-media-center-released-for-android-windows-linux-more.html

GoranFilip
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby GoranFilip » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:56 am

Hi there,

I instaled beta2 version but except a few bugs improvements it still not supporting our rockchip for hardware decoding...

miuca
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby miuca » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:11 am

Same for me. There is no native hardware support in XBMC beta 2 for MX1.

It's a bit confusing, RK3066 is officially supported. Wondering does any other similar device has hardware support?

ApocalypseSticks
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby ApocalypseSticks » Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:32 am

This guide to enable the MX Player (HW Decoding supported) for the MK808 also works for the MX1.

viewtopic.php?f=6&t=834

miuca
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby miuca » Mon Dec 17, 2012 1:01 am

I've tried XBMC RC yesterday and as far as I can see there is hardware decoding in place. Finally!!

The only issue now is that I can't stream HD movies over wi-fi from the home NAS, not even 720's. But that was pretty much expected with all the wi-fi issues. Will probably switch to USB to LAN and put a cable there. Hopefully this will be the last step in order to have a fully functional XBMC media center running from MX1.

fl4r3
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby fl4r3 » Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:45 am

miuca wrote:I've tried XBMC RC yesterday and as far as I can see there is hardware decoding in place. Finally!!

The only issue now is that I can't stream HD movies over wi-fi from the home NAS, not even 720's. But that was pretty much expected with all the wi-fi issues. Will probably switch to USB to LAN and put a cable there. Hopefully this will be the last step in order to have a fully functional XBMC media center running from MX1.


This is not true. I just tried the RC and latest nightly too (18th december). You are playing videos through software decoding. Playing files less than 720p work fine, anything above (including 720p) stutter terribly. I have 1080p videos streaming through wifi from my NAS perfectly with MX player, albeit using a usb wifi dongle for a better connection, so it is still a case of no hardware decoding in XBMC.

miuca
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Re: XBMC hardware decoding

Postby miuca » Fri Dec 21, 2012 12:34 pm

@fl4r3

Yes, you're right. I was wrong, sorry, there is no hardware decoding. Since this is RC, most probably we will not get it for any RK3066 based devices. We're left with using external players.


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