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Media Director on STB (not x86,RISC core)
« on: November 18, 2008, 03:33:18 pm »
Hi, i'm interested to make a lmce controlled home and so i start to see what hardware i can use without spending so much.
I have at home 2 STB produced by ADM, model 3800 /10TW. These ADB are used for an iptv carrier in italy (fastweb) and run linux (all the platform is made with linux and all the driver, as usb network, video accelarator h264 and wmv ecc are available from stlinux site). I have already make them free (with a custom firmware made with stlinux). These stb mount a Sti7100 chip (link newbielink:http://www.st.com/stonline/products/literature/bd/11102.pdf [nonactive], which contain an ST40 cpu (risc core, 3600Mips@200mhz) and 2 ST321 CPU for video and audio decoding. Now these stb have lan, 2 scart, 2 usb, hdmi output and digital audio out, so the're perfect to stream content from a core linuxmce. There is any chance to make a port for a linuxmce frontend for a risc core devices? All toolchain are available, and i think it cant be impossible to make.
So, i make some points:
1)Port linux to stb: done
2)Crosscompile linuxmce for stb: how?

I'm not a powerful programmer, so i ask you: with all toolchain available, do you think i can crosscompiling the application to run it as MD?
I know that these devices are not so powerful, but all video deconding is hardware, so the cpu can handle without problems a ligh Ui (as fastweb do)
What do you think? Can someone tell me some hints to make it?

bye :)

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Re: Media Director on STB (not x86,RISC core)
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2008, 04:30:15 pm »
Sure, it's worth a try. The source code is in our SVN here:

http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/trunk/ or
http://svn.linuxmce.org/svn/branches/LinuxMCE-0710 for the 0710 branch (this one requires different build instructions)

But do keep in mind, this is new territory, so you are mostly on your own for this one.

-Thom

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Re: Media Director on STB (not x86,RISC core)
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2008, 05:50:28 pm »
thank you for the reply!!

i know... :-\ but i'm searching for people interested in this new territory  ::)

A good first goal (for me) would be only make the stb as a thin client and start the MD core from it!


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Re: Media Director on STB (not x86,RISC core)
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2008, 05:56:30 pm »
I know how you feel..but that's how these little sub-projects happen... people don't usually flock to a project unless there is running code.

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Re: Media Director on STB (not x86,RISC core)
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2008, 06:46:49 pm »
I know how you feel..but that's how these little sub-projects happen... people don't usually flock to a project unless there is running code.

-Thom



yes but here the code is available (the source code) ::) ::)

when i start to crosscompile a will post here the code and the difficulties XD