mikezoe65 wrote:Nothing is as easy as one might wish! I had hopes of using the Rpi to play 1080p film files but I am beginning to think that this might not be possible. The test file with the Debian squeeze latest image plays just about OK but with no sound. I'm thinking it might need serious overclocking and maybe a larger RAM to accomplish- neither of which is a possibility at the moment. I feel we need a forum dedicated to the problems of running HD film files.
Just run raspmbc - Its running everything I throw at it - 1080p MVK, 1080p MP4 and even 720p (h.263) divx files which are not even decoded in hardware like h.264.
I feel you have to decide on what you want from the machine as hardware decoding of 1080p whilst running a debian system with full desktop in the background is really pushing it a bit for 800mhz (overclocked).
That's why I run two cards - One for raspbmc and one for experimenting with linux distro's