Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 8th Sep 2011 22:07 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Remember the Raspberry Pi ARM board we talked about last week? Well, while running Quake III is all fine and dandy and illustrates the board is capable of something, it didn't really tell me anything since I'd guess few people are going to use such a board for gaming. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the Raspberry Pi team posted another demo today - running 1080p video for eight hours straight. The chip was still cool to the touch. And just to reiterate: $25.
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I'm pretty sure that WAS mplayer
by tidux on Thu 8th Sep 2011 23:50 UTC
tidux
Member since:
2011-08-13

Mplayer compiled with support for their specific GPU's hardware acceleration and support for framebuffer output would work fine. As a matter of fact, I don't know of any other Linux video player that can output to framebuffer at all.

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panzi Member since:
2006-01-22

I'm not sure, but hasn't vlc the ability to output to the frame buffer?

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judgen Member since:
2006-07-12

You are indeed correct, sir. CVLC has been able to give me smooth and perfect video whenever i am in CLI for ages.

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gxben Member since:
2011-09-09

Any player can output to framebuffer. And I'm pretty sure that is WASN'T MPlayer at all, because there's barely no GPU acceleration driver (or any easy implementation for one). It's very more likely to be GStreamer in it.

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tidux Member since:
2011-08-13

MPlayer can use vdpau, so clearly they can use GPU acceleration. You may be right about the demo using gstreamer, though.

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josefwunder Member since:
2011-09-02

vlc

Edited 2011-09-11 04:20 UTC

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