1080p @ Arch ARM

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by pInvoke » Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:15 am
Hey guys,
I'm running Arch Linux at home, so I'm happy I can use the ARM version on my raspberry (which will come in 10 weeks) too.

I have one question about the 1080p decoder: How well is it integrated?
I want to use my Raspberry simply as a small media center, so am I able to watch 1080p mkv's via VLC?
Do it need additional software for this? I've never touched any ARM OS's except Maemo/MeeGo so an answer would be great :)

I know there is a version of CoreAVC which I'm using on my Windows partition, but i guess this isn't ported for Linux ARM, and - atleast - not ported for the 1080p Raspberry decoder, isn't it?

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by jamesh » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:19 am
The best way of using the media features is to use something like OpenELEC or XBMC. These are integrated already. Using other players isn't so integrated. You need to use omxplayer (supplied) to playback with HW acceleration, rather than the standard players.
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by pInvoke » Thu Jun 28, 2012 9:26 am
Hey, thanks for answering that fast :)

I understand. I used XBMC a while ago and i didn't like it that much to be honest.
OpenELEC is a whole distribution and not based on arch.. omxplayer sounds good.

I want to write a small JSON based server which can be accessed with my MeeGo phone. I'd rather use a simple player than a huge media center or a distribution. Because it's just much more simple to integrate that.

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