Isn't that only for physical modifications, not plain bulk orders. The difficulty I see here is that E14/Farnell and RS will happily do bulk orders, but the Codec licences are done via RPT.klricks wrote: ↑Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:41 pmhttps://www.element14.com/community/doc ... on-service
You will have to order 5000 units.
You mean there's a limit to how many boards can buy the license?!
No. There is a time limit to how long the basic licence can be chargeable for. The RPF/RPT currently have to pay a proportion of the cost of the codec unlocking fee to the patent holders. In theory that will end when the last patent runs out. However there are still overheads to supplying the keys (someone has to do it) for now. Maybe once all the patents have expired an updated firmware will be released that unlocks it on all Raspberrys. I don't know.
I'm not sure that is a service we provide. You will, I think, need to collate the serial numbers of the Pi, and buy the licences from the RPF. Since it is entirely a software thing, there is no such thing as unlocking the HW itself, so buying boards with them already enabled would require buying the boards with an SD card already programmed.
That does not seem to agree with what jamesh's colleague dom said in viewtopic.php?f=29&t=169681#p1090759
drgeoff wrote: ↑Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:53 amThat does not seem to agree with what jamesh's colleague dom said in viewtopic.php?f=29&t=169681#p1090759
Correct in that once the firmware has seen the appropriate codec licence key once then it will set OTP bits appropriately to permanently enable that codec.drgeoff wrote: ↑Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:53 amThat does not seem to agree with what jamesh's colleague dom said in viewtopic.php?f=29&t=169681#p1090759
Not possible. omxplayer completely depends on hardware codecs.
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