bradwiggo wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:13 pm
jamesh wrote: ↑
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:34 pm
I used to use a Pi1 (slower than a Zero) as a streaming media server using Kodi and a wifi dongle with attached USB HD. Worked fine serving up video to the children in the motorhome.
Did you use the hardware decoding feature? Also was the video 60fps, as I have tried with my Pi 1 B and it is really laggy and freezes constantly.
As a side question, did you have the Pi set up as an access point, as I have been trying to do that for ages but it doesn't seem to be working.
I was using it as a media source, so streaming to other devices, although could also be used as a player. All worked fine. Kodi uses the HW decoding, plus some software on formats that the HW doesn;t support. However, you need a beefier Pi for those ones than the Zero. Stick to H264 and you will be fine on all models.
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