MP3 playback


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by Ed Raket » Sun May 20, 2012 9:32 pm
Is the Pi capable of mp3 playback, and what quality and program is tested to work o.k.? (192/320Kb...)
I know that older (386) type systems have trouble with decodig mp3 files, how's the Pi doing here, and what player can be used?

Looking foreward to your experience!
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by Aux » Wed May 23, 2012 7:19 am
RPi is capable of playing any MP3 using any Linux music player.
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by EdwinJ85 » Thu May 24, 2012 8:15 am
If they can manage to get a HTML5 compliant browser working on he Pi it should be able to play MP3 music and MP4/VP8 video easily enough.

Seeming as google are donating money for Pi's to english schools I hope they get their butts in gear and make us a slimmed down version of chrome/chromium for the Pi one day. I know MP4 is tied up in all sorts of patent wars but it's so much more widespread and easy to use than OGG/VP8, and firefox doesn't play MP4.
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by Ed Raket » Thu May 24, 2012 10:29 pm
So, it should be possible... that's great!

@Edwin: when enough people are getting entoustiastic about the Pi (users) then more software makers will be interested in programing for the Pi. The fact that Google is "all ready" intrested is really great and promissing for the future!

More will follow, this is the all important power of the "community" :D
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by Aux » Fri May 25, 2012 6:39 am
Chromium browser is already available in Debian. But they have a very old version, so I'm not sure of its capabilities regarding HTML5. They have version 6. If I recall correctly, it should play vids on YouTube and play MP3s.
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by NetOperator Wibby » Mon May 28, 2012 10:45 am
Would Opera Mini be a good browser to install onto the Pi?
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by Aux » Mon May 28, 2012 11:26 am
I don't think installing Opera Mini is possible at the moment - no J2ME is available.
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by Peetz0r » Mon May 28, 2012 8:15 pm
Aux wrote:I don't think installing Opera Mini is possible at the moment - no J2ME is available.

I think Opera Mini is possible using OpenJDK and MicroEmulator. I tried it in my QEMU ARM device, and it worked, but it was very slow.
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by li-la » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:26 pm
I'm running my pi with slackware-14.0 and the raspbian kernel

installed ejre-7u6-fcs-b24-linux-arm-vfp-client_headful-10_aug_2012.tar.gz or jdk-7u6-linux-arm-sfp.tar.gz and microemulator-2.0.4.zip

and can use opera-mini-4.4.31583-advanced-en or opera-mini-7.0.31438-advanced-en

it's not fast

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