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Possible MD ?
« on: January 15, 2008, 08:32:02 pm »
I recently ran across Popcorn Hour A-100, it seems like a possible/perfect MD, i cant find any hardware specs on it, but its feature list is quite impressive :

    * Connectivity
          o Bonjour, UPnP SSDP, DLNA, Windows Media Connect, Windows Media Player NSS, SMB, NFS
          o HTTP servers: myiHome, WizD, SwissCenter, MSP Portal
          o BitTorrent P2P
          o NAS access: SMB, NFS, FTP
          o Web services

    * Video containers:
          o MPEG1/2/4 Elementary (M1V, M2V, M4V), MPEG1/2 PS (M2P, MPG),MPEG2 Transport Stream (TS, TP, TRP, M2T, M2TS, MTS),VOB,AVI, ASF, WMV,Matroska (MKV),MOV (H.264), MP4, RMP4

    * Video codecs:
          o XVID SD/HD,MPEG-1,MPEG-2,MP@HL,MPEG-4.2,ASP@L5, 720p, 1-point GMC, WMV9,MP@HL, BP@L3, MP@L4.0, HP@L4.0, HP@L4.1, VC-1,MP@HL, AP@L3

    * Audio containers:
          o AAC, M4A,MPEG audio (MP1, MP2, MP3, MPA),WAV,WMA
    * Audio codecs:
          o WMA,WMA Pro,AAC,MP1,MP2,MP3,LPCM

    * Audio pass through: DTS, AC3

    * Photo formats: JPEG, BMP, PNG, GIF

    * Other formats:  ISO, IFO

    * Subtitle formats: SRT, SMI, SUB, SSA

    * DRM: Cardea DRM (WMDRM-ND

    * Chipset: Sigma Designs SMP8635

    * Audio/Video outputs:
          o HDMI v1.1 (up to 1080p), Component Video (up to 1080p), S-Video, Composite Video
          o Stereo Analog Audio
          o S/PDIF Coax Digital Audio

    * Interface: 2x USB 2.0 host, Parallel ATA

    * Network: Ethernet 10/100 (wired)

    * Power: 12V DC, 3A

    * Dimension: Width 10.5"(270mm) x Depth 5.25" (132mm) x Height 1.25" (32mm)

    * Weight:  2.2 lbs (1Kg)


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Re: Possible MD ?
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 01:03:44 am »
This is a standalone media player, the specifications given aren't relevant cos if you were even able to network boot it as a standard x86 PC that an MD needs to be to run the Linux OS, it would eliminate any of these software/firmware features anyway.

It is standalone, you could get it also to play some of the media off your home network, including the LMCE system, but it itself would have nothing to do with LMCE .... except perhaps you could use LMCE to control it with an IR blaster, but even that doesn't seem to have a point as it would need to be in the same room as core