jman316
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My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:04 am

This is my ideal set up....
Have Android installed on the pi...and then use it to play games...skype and watch some media (kodi).

As I understand it Android is not usable on the RPI at the moment so im searching for another option.

Would RASPBIAN let me install Skype and Kodi within it? If not what are my options?

Also should I use a MicroSd card or a USB stick for storage?

Thanks for your help in advance :)
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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:21 am

jman316 wrote:This is my ideal set up....
Have Android installed on the pi...and then use it to play games...skype and watch some media (kodi).
All at the same time on one screen? I think you need to look into getting several different single board computers. Some are into Android, and some are not. Some have more support than others. Research it and pick up a few and test them out, it's not like they cost $2300.

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:24 am

No essentially what I mean ( please bare with me as Im not a techie :) )

On Android on my phone...I can run Skype no problem. And Kodi...

So im thinking if I had Android ( or maybe some flavour of Linux) I could do the same...

Does this make sense?

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:24 am

jman316 wrote:This is my ideal set up....
Your ideal setup is to use your PI as a POINT & GRUNT device... K. You realize, I hope, that it was designed to encourage you to do your own research, code your own programs, and make something yourself, right?
jman316 wrote: ... [have] Android installed on the pi...and then use it to play games...skype and watch some media (kodi).
Nice. Well, that won't work ...
jman316 wrote: As I understand it Android is not usable on the RPI at the moment so im searching for another option.
You could do a search for Pine64 on google, place your order (they are taking orders now for KickStarter delivery in May... maybe its June now... and then (maybe) you will get a Pine64 board in the mail in a couple of months (I'm still waiting for mine) which runs Android brilliantly... if you can get it of course !
jman316 wrote:Would RASPBIAN let me install Skype and Kodi within it? If not what are my options?
There are lots of things you can do with Raspbian... do some searching and some reading. Skype & gnu+linux are having a falling out of late (thanks to Micro$oft) not to mention there may not be a binary for Arm, nor sources for building it yourself... but then, I don't use Micro$oft products.

jman316 wrote:Thanks for your help in advance :)
You are most welcome.

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:52 am

jman316 wrote:No essentially what I mean ( please bare with me as Im not a techie :) )
On Android on my phone...I can run Skype no problem. And Kodi...
So im thinking if I had Android ( or maybe some flavour of Linux) I could do the same...
Does this make sense?
You can run different programs on a pi, but when you want to switch to different operating systems, there are delays, here android one minute and normal linux the next, but it could go to just distributions of linux, like I think you are getting at with the kodi thing. I understand that you've got your phone and you do this and you do that, oh, someone's ringing me up. I get that. But with your more, no less portable system, why does it have to just be the one thing? You don't have to hold the pi in your hand, you've got room for a pi or two, a couple of android boards, whatever, right?

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 6:59 am

im just exploring my options :)

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:11 am

Can I install Skype within Raspbian? :)

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:14 am

Skype does not work on the Pi at all except via emulation.
There is a commercial x86 emulator available for purchase ,
the Pi is an ARM system and Skype only supports x86 directly.


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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:15 am

ghans wrote:Skype does not work on the Pi at all except via emulation.
There is a commercial x86 emulator available for purchase ,
the Pi is an ARM system and Skype only supports x86 directly.

ghans
ok, thanks for the answer :)

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:21 am

So what are people doing for Voip for the Pi?

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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:27 am

If I were going to use a computer for VOIP I'd probably set up a dedicated Pi with asterisk.
As it is I have a hardware system that combines VOIP and landline and also have the option of VOIP SIM for my mobile - but I have come to hate phones for their constant interruptions.


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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:31 pm

Raspbian is a complete OS, you can do much more than with Android.
I've got kodi on my raspbian, for use skype your option is buying a powerful new pc, much more expensive, of course.
I also try to use skype in android phones and it was an horrible experience.
Kodi only works under last recent versions of android, the phone get too hot and the batteries are depleted too quickly.

Android and other phone OS are toys.
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Re: My ideal setup

Tue Apr 12, 2016 11:46 pm

jman316 wrote:So what are people doing for Voip for the Pi?
Does the Pi even have a microphone input?

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Re: My ideal setup

Wed Apr 13, 2016 12:47 am

ejolson wrote:
jman316 wrote:So what are people doing for Voip for the Pi?
Does the Pi even have a microphone input?
You need a USB sound card.
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Re: My ideal setup

Wed Apr 13, 2016 5:41 am

For what you want to do you should buy a tablet not an RPi.
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Re: My ideal setup

Wed Apr 13, 2016 6:32 am

Jednorozec wrote:For what you want to do you should buy a tablet not an RPi.
I already have a tablet, a nexus 7.

The Rpi, for me, is just going to replace a laptop which is on its last legs and who my son has become a sworn enemy of! :)

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