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by Manabu
Sun Jan 22, 2012 7:31 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: Raspberry App Store
Replies: 8
Views: 3045

Re: Raspberry App Store

<r>There is also Zero Install, "The antidote to app-stores" : <URL url="http://0install.net/">http://0install.net/</URL><br/> <br/> <br/> Zero Install is a decentralised cross-distribution software installation system. Other features include full support for shared libraries, sharing between users, ...
by Manabu
Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: Staffroom, classroom and projects
Topic: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 30327

Re: RasPi as a basic school desktop replacement

<t>I think the most likely way that raspberry pi can replace desktops in schools (and cybercaffes, business, etc) is as a cheap dumb terminal device. The already sugested LTSP, or virtualized solutions like Spice where it could run Windows, Linux, and any other OSes, etc.<br/> <br/> The biggest prob...
by Manabu
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Rasberry PI -> Viable platform for commercial games ?
Replies: 15
Views: 3906

Re: Rasberry PI -> Viable platform for commercial games ?

<t>If our innovation promoting mechanisms remunerated more game makers the more people played and enjoyed their games, we could have a flood of PS2, Wii and similar ports, or maybe even PS3 (I'm not sure how raspberry pi hardware compares to the latter). The main point is rewrite the engine to use O...
by Manabu
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mind putting the 'faulty' boards up for sale?
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Mind putting the 'faulty' boards up for sale?

<t>Yeah, looking again in the unpopulated board, the green and gold with blank text is prettier than I thought, especially with the raspberry pi logo there. But for a fully populated board, I find red still better.<br/> <br/> And yeah, i read those older threads.<br/> <br/> "Color is an interesting ...
by Manabu
Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 2nd PI
Replies: 45
Views: 7173

Re: 2nd PI

Calm down, I was being sarcastic! ^^''

I tought that at least the last two paragraphs would make it clear (hint: 22/7), but I was naïve. It is really dificult to detect sarcasm w/o smiles on the internet…

May the grace of Pi be with you all.
by Manabu
Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Mind putting the 'faulty' boards up for sale?
Replies: 9
Views: 1731

Re: Mind putting the 'faulty' boards up for sale?

The PCBs would be prettier if they made it red. But noo, it would be too expensive, so we get the boring green ones...

PS: I'm not complaining, but red PCBs sure would be nice, if free.
by Manabu
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:47 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: 2nd PI
Replies: 45
Views: 7173

Re: 2nd PI

<t>Well, lets see my feature requests for the next Raspberry Pi:<br/> <br/> <br/> Some USB 3 ports<br/> 2 SATA 3 ports<br/> A PCI-E 3 slot. A 16x one would allow to run some high-end GPUs!<br/> <br/> Sata 3 is already at revision 3.1. By the time the next gen Raspberry pi launches, this and other in...
by Manabu
Wed Jan 04, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 11309

Re: R-Pi as a media player?

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Odd to have dither and artificial noise in the same sentence as higher quality, but I guess going to higher colour bit depths take up even more space.  Not sure the gain would be so large on a higher quality input stream, but I'll check to see whether its supported n...
by Manabu
Wed Jan 04, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 11309

Re: R-Pi as a media player?

The .avi is only a general purpose container for audio and video formats. You need to know what codec is inside (try mediainfo). It is probably DV. Mplayer certainly supports DV, but I don't know if the 700Mhz ARM core has power to decode by software, nor if it is implemented in hardware.
by Manabu
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 11309

Re: R-Pi as a media player?

<r>The main reason for using 10bit is the increased compression efficiency (ie. better quality at the same bitrate), because of the higher internal precision (less rounding errors), regardless of the source bit-depth.<br/> <br/> A good concise explanation: http://broadcastengineering.co.....ndex2.ht...
by Manabu
Wed Jan 04, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: R-Pi as a media player?
Replies: 40
Views: 11309

Re: R-Pi as a media player?

<t>Coburn said:<br/> <br/> <br/> Seriously though. If it can playback 720p MKV of my anime shows I watch... well, that would be epic win. I wonder if it"ll do BluRay? <br/> <br/> <br/> If it is 10bit H.264 (already popular in the fansub comunity), then no. I don't know any device that has hardware d...
by Manabu
Wed Jan 04, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OS (What bit version is it?)
Replies: 32
Views: 7450

Re: OS (What bit version is it?)

Be sure to put some documentation on data structures together with raspberry pi software then! Not only python tutorials. 
by Manabu
Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:26 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can It handle Blu-ray playback ?
Replies: 42
Views: 24819

Re: Can It handle Blu-ray playback ?

<t>Bluray is 1080p Level 4.1 High Profile. A subset of High Profile, but Main Profile won't do. And the video bitrate can get up to 40Mbps for the video (I have one of those).<br/> <br/> I hope that an external HD (the most probable source for a very high bitrate video, besides ethernet) will be abl...
by Manabu
Tue Jan 03, 2012 8:06 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can It handle Blu-ray playback ?
Replies: 42
Views: 24819

Re: Can It handle Blu-ray playback ?

<t>JamesH said:<br/> <br/> <br/> I'm just trying to find out what information can be released about This, but as a teaser, i don't think comparing it to the Tegra 2 does the 2835 any favours!<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Sure! I hope so. I was only pointing out how vague can be "1080p H.264 decoding suppo...
by Manabu
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Off topic discussion
Topic: About the forum organization
Replies: 2
Views: 1058

Re: About the forum organization

<t>The traffic has been really high, and the current form of the forum isn't copping well, at least for me. My sugestions:<br/> <br/> - More topics visible per page. 12 is too few, especially in the forums where exists many fixed topics. At least 20, and possibly 25 or 30 would do.<br/> <br/> - Make...
by Manabu
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:02 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can It handle Blu-ray playback ?
Replies: 42
Views: 24819

Re: Can It handle Blu-ray playback ?

<t>meltwater said: <br/> <br/> I can"t be sure (only going from what I read) but the GPU is powerful enough (it"s a media player SoC, as used in the Roku media player I believe).  I"ll let a beta board owner confirm it though, as clearly I can"t.<br/> Yeah, many people are interested in the level of...
by Manabu
Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:15 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: KDE 3.5 in 22mb of RAM
Replies: 4
Views: 2136

Re: KDE 3.5 in 22mb of RAM

<t>Not directly related to Raspberry Pi, but I thought it would be good to post here. This used to be possible just 5 years ago:<br/> <br/> Using KDE on PCs with 32 MB of RAM – Rought translation by Google Translation.<br/> <br/> 12mb RAM + 9mb SWAP. Recompiling everything with size in mind could sh...
by Manabu
Tue Jan 03, 2012 3:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Ebay listings
Replies: 42
Views: 7677

Re: Ebay listings

Trolls are here...
by Manabu
Sun Jan 01, 2012 4:42 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi
Replies: 1021
Views: 204613

Re: News articles and blog posts about Raspberry Pi

I made a post at Xtreme News Forums about raspberry pi and the auction :

http://www.xtremesystems.org/f.....omputer%29

Hope that counts. ^_^
by Manabu
Sun Jan 01, 2012 1:51 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Auctions open this evening for a very limited run of beta Model Bs
Replies: 25
Views: 4966

Re: Auctions open this evening for a very limited run of beta Model Bs

My hobby: Extrapolating



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by Manabu
Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: What's next where will this go
Replies: 17
Views: 4098

Re: What's next where will this go

<t>__Miguel_ said: <br/> <br/> <br/> As for SoC prices, spot on. Low retail prices means using at least last-gen stuff. It has been like that forever, just look at what today's entry-level Smartphones are using (600-800MHz pre-Cortex cores). However, two good things: today's last-gen is about to be ...

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