Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sat 14th Jul 2012 17:52 UTC
Multimedia, AV "We have been keeping a little secret.... The kind that is so much fun to share when the time comes. Today we announce XBMC for Android. Not a remote, not a thin client; the real deal. No root or jailbreak required. XBMC can be launched as an application on your set-top-box, tablet, phone, or wherever else Android may be found." So, this just made Google TV useful, right?
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RE: Re:
by Soulbender on Sun 15th Jul 2012 12:14 UTC in reply to "Re:"
Soulbender
Member since:
2005-08-18

Not to mention the fact many single-core phones will not go above 720p.


Does that even matter on a tiny phone screen?

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Re: Not Ready Yet
by dmck on Sun 15th Jul 2012 12:36 in reply to "RE: Re:"
dmck Member since:
2006-11-02

I tried out the pre-beta yesterday and although the video played Ok the audio is choppy.

No hardware acceleration yet.

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RE[2]: Re:
by Elv13 on Sun 15th Jul 2012 18:39 in reply to "RE: Re:"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

If the video file is 1080p, yes it does, as it wont play

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RE[3]: Re:
by zima on Sun 15th Jul 2012 19:26 in reply to "RE[2]: Re:"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Yes, but I hope we would mostly do it more sensibly ...like serving to handsets a lower-resolution variant (and indeed, virtually all streaming sites do just that), or transcoding HD videos on-the-fly to lower resolution (and smaller size) when copying them from a PC to mobile phone - something that Intel Quick Sync (for one example) apparently aims to do.

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