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dison4linux

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Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« on: December 26, 2012, 03:12:26 am »
I'm curious to know how likely it is that it will be possible to use a Raspberry Pi as a Media Director some day.

I have seen that there are 3-4 forum topics related to this as well as 2 wiki pages, but they all seem to describe work on very specific components of the big picture.  I am not a developer so I have a hard time following what is discussed in the forums.  I am a seasoned Linux SA and am also familiar with LinuxMCE.

I am looking more from a high level overview how close things are or if it is even possible.  I'd be more than happy to add content to the wiki pages and participate in any testing, I have two of the 512MB RPs myself.

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Re: Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2012, 03:35:15 am »
the problem currently is video playback. once thats sorted, development will continue towards making it a full MD.


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Re: Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2012, 04:01:53 pm »
Getting your hands on enough is the first problem...  I got 1, need about a dozen (not for MD use).  Still, nothing out there with the same price/capabilities.

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Re: Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2013, 04:26:49 pm »
I'm curious to know how likely it is that it will be possible to use a Raspberry Pi as a Media Director some day.

I have seen that there are 3-4 forum topics related to this as well as 2 wiki pages, but they all seem to describe work on very specific components of the big picture.  I am not a developer so I have a hard time following what is discussed in the forums.  I am a seasoned Linux SA and am also familiar with LinuxMCE.

I am looking more from a high level overview how close things are or if it is even possible.  I'd be more than happy to add content to the wiki pages and participate in any testing, I have two of the 512MB RPs myself.

I stand corrected and we will probly be trying to get multimedia going on it soon.
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Re: Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2013, 07:21:54 pm »
My mate showed me his Pi running raspbmc (XBMC) earlier today - I was impressed. It was playing a 720p film no problem http://wiki.xbmc.org/index.php?title=Raspberry_Pi

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Re: Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2013, 07:41:40 pm »
Who watches stuff at 720p these days?! ;)

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Re: Raspberry Pi as Media Directory
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2013, 10:29:00 pm »
Who watches stuff at 720p these days?! ;)

;D 1080P works very well on the pi in my experience!  There used to be some choppiness with DTS audio, not sure the status of that right now, but AAC and AC3 audio both work wonderfully!

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