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by The Cageybee
Fri Jan 20, 2012 1:08 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7094

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

Don't worry guys. As far as I'm concerned the matter is closed.

Personally I'm just glad to have the codec situation cleared up a bit.
by The Cageybee
Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7094

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

<t>@JamesH: Thanks for the clarification.<br/> <br/> As I stated, it's fully understandable that there won't be full codec support due to cost of the licenses. At no point have I criticised the foundation for decisions that have/will inevitably been/be made on a cost/benefit analysis.<br/> <br/> I w...
by The Cageybee
Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7094

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

<t>JamesH, Wow, you really need to work on your interpersonal skills. Though, having said that, I also shall not take it any further. I think it's just going to have to be something we'll have to agree to disagree about.<br/> <br/> Personally, regarding the codec issue, I have a feeling I know what ...
by The Cageybee
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:24 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7094

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

<t>@JamesH: Well thank you for another post which has not added anything of value to the discussion.<br/> <br/> Your first post was very condescending. It's not necessarily what you say but the way you say it. There are distinct undertones (possibly overtones) of belittling and swiping aside someone...
by The Cageybee
Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7094

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

<t>@JamesH: There's no need to go quite so much on the defensive. My post was extremely polite and not hostile in any way.<br/> <br/> In fact I have previously vehemently defended the project over previous comments from people such as "vaporware", "greedy capitalists", etc.<br/> <br/> Please don't a...
by The Cageybee
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Audio and Video Codecs
Replies: 19
Views: 7094

Re: Audio and Video Codecs

<t>+1<br/> <br/> Been waiting for months for clarification on what codecs will be supported/what forms of acceleration will be exposed to the user.<br/> <br/> As many people are hoping to use the Rpi as a media box this does have rather large implications.<br/> <br/> I hate to be one of those people...
by The Cageybee
Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:15 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why are you protesting SOPA when Eric Cantor stopped all action towards it?
Replies: 32
Views: 6571

Re: Why are you protesting SOPA when Eric Cantor stopped all action towards it?

<t>As correctly pointed out by another user, SOPA has NOT been scrapped, it has been shelved and is likely to come back again.<br/> <br/> As for the act itself, it's not that the legislation came along then the MPAA et al saw it, thought: "We like this. Let's support it.", it was written BY the like...
by The Cageybee
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Media centres
Topic: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi
Replies: 145
Views: 102150

Re: XBMC running on Raspberry Pi

<t>Lakes said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Add a USB TV tuner for a PVR?<br/> <br/> <br/> Yes this definitely technically possible. As in most countries the transition has or is being made to digital TV, you don't need to capture and encode the stream as it's already in a digital format. In the UK SD TV is br...
by The Cageybee
Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: ICT to be scrapped for programming
Replies: 21
Views: 4433

Re: ICT to be scrapped for programming

<t>I too am glad to hear the UK government seem to be listening but at the same time am a little worried that they still don't seem to 'get it'.<br/> <br/> Scrapping ICT for computer science in it's entirety would be a mistake. Not every kid dreams of growing up to be a programmer or hacker. Just be...
by The Cageybee
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry PI and Zigbee
Replies: 13
Views: 29470

Re: Raspberry PI and Zigbee

<t>Probably the easiest to use for the hobbyist is the Xbee.<br/> <br/> Really easy to interface as it just uses an ordinary ttl serial conection and I believe can be run at(or does run at) 3.3v, so no level shifting needed.<br/> <br/> So it would be very simple to setup, only 4 wires to the Xbee (R...
by The Cageybee
Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: RTC
Replies: 36
Views: 16118

Re: RTC

<t>Might be able to help out here.<br/> <br/> I've got a BifferBoard which I use as a NAS along with loads of other stuff running on it which, like the Rpi, has no RTC.<br/> <br/> The way around it is to setup the NTP daemon to grab the time on boot then setup a cron job to update the time every 24h...
by The Cageybee
Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TV-Tuner/Capture
Replies: 27
Views: 14422

Re: TV-Tuner/Capture

<r>Quote from nullstring on October 14, 2011, 18:13<br/> <br/> I am worried about the same thing.<br/> I'm wondering if there is a way to connect a real hard drive to the SD slot. AFAIK the SD card slot uses MMC directly to the chip. I am not sure what the bitrate of this is.. but it'd be nice if we...
by The Cageybee
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TV-Tuner/Capture
Replies: 27
Views: 14422

Re: TV-Tuner/Capture

<t>@jamesh Yeah. MJPEG does suck. But it's faster to encode to in software than MPEG2/4. If MPEG4/h264 hardware can be done then that will be good. But it still remains to be seen as to whether it can.<br/> <br/> What I was trying to get at with they subsystem/USB bit is that, as the TV tuner and st...
by The Cageybee
Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: TV-Tuner/Capture
Replies: 27
Views: 14422

Re: TV-Tuner/Capture

<t>@amiga65 What country are you in? Most countries in the developed world are moving or have moved to digital TV broadcasts.<br/> <br/> Basically a digital TV tuner is just an NIC device which receives an MPEG2/4 stream, depending on country and whether SD or HD.<br/> As such, to 'record' a program...
by The Cageybee
Tue Oct 11, 2011 7:24 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote
Replies: 17
Views: 7466

Re: Keyboard/Mouse less Media Center using IR Remote

<t>Sounds really good to me. I like the idea of being able to turn the rPi on via remote.<br/> <br/> Using an external uC it should all be pretty easy to do. For sending commands to the rPi it would be best to use the UART. RS232 protocol, but at TTL levels. Makes things nice and easy.<br/> <br/> To...
by The Cageybee
Mon Oct 10, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Question: Super Rasberry pi
Replies: 29
Views: 6909

Re: Question: Super Rasberry pi

<t>Seems like some people are trying to run before they can walk and perhaps need to look at how clusters actually work in 'the real world'.<br/> <br/> Never, ever would nodes be connected via USB. There's a special interface for connecting computers together, it's called a network interface and use...
by The Cageybee
Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:51 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Google TV or Android OS
Replies: 44
Views: 16611

Re: Google TV or Android OS

<t>Quote from Svartalf on September 2, 2011, 16:41<br/> Quote from jamesh on September 2, 2011, 13:12<br/> There is also the Armv6 instruction set on the Raspi, and the lack of memory which means only older versions of Android would be usable.<br/> <br/> <br/> 1.5, most likely. 2.0+ might be a probl...

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