Originally Posted by halfelite
hardware decoding is working on the mele a2000 also. but its no where near what people will think, But like I said the blobs are not that great to work with. And if i remember right the pivos is running the same A10 all winer chip with the mali400 as the mele A2000. Video works ok but audio is a killer, I give it way longer then a year before it becomes usable for people
This is not stuff that has been hidden and locked away the xbmc dev has been posting videos if things running on the A10 stuff. although they have been using the linux model for it. the android blobs suffer same audio issues. Take the Mele A200 for instance can play 2160p flawless under android yet it cant handle dts/ac3/ none of the loseless formats. Unless pivos has better access to audio blobs it will be the same thing.
im going off experience rather then some news article also.
If they can shape it into something awesome but I have my doubts on ever getting working HD audio, on xbmc/android
I for one will be trying it so if i see different I will be sure to update my post.
The Pivos is not using an All Winner A10 and hardware decoding is not yet working on the A10 with XBMC but it is in development for Android and linux. The lack of comprehensive audio support is common among Android/GoogleTV boxes due to licensing issues, Dolby and DTS have become very strict these days, there is an unofficial patch which enables Dolby AC3 and DTS under Android for All Winner. Hopefully linux work proceeds on the A10 and we can fully unlock the potential of the hardware.
The Pivos XIOS-DS uses an Amlogic 8726-M1 chipset and hardware decoding is working for those only under Android. The XIOS-XS from Pivos will be a linux based player on the same hardware.
No other Android chipsets are supported just the Amlogic at this time though that will obviously change quickly. If it works with another device then congrats you got lucky.
Also XBMC cant run on GoogleTV's easily as they lack the NDK, Google would have to issue firmware updates adding support for Android NDK to them. You can hack the players to install the NDK so it would be possible to run XBMC but not without a lot of work. I pray Google has the good sense to rectify this.
It's very early days and this was more of an announcement then release, a lot more spit and polish will be needed to get XBMC in working shape, it does run nice though on one the boxes I have, GUI is smooth and photo browsing/music works well but it is buggy.