Originally Posted by rsmclay
Glad to see you back... I know you have been pretty busy with school.
Have you played at all with Android with XBMC yet?
I just put in a purchase for a PIVOS XIOS DS. Not sure if I am going to keep Android on it, or throw Linux on it and run XBMC that way. I have been asking questions over on XBMC and it sounds like it should stream my 1:1 BluRay rips. I am just hoping it doesn't end up like the ATV 2 for me. It wasn't able to stream anything, because it could at best do 720p.
It will be good to see your around more often...
Yeah we talked on the PM system (still need to reply to your last PM
). I only tried it when it first came out, but it was buggy as hell and hardware decoding for the Mali 400 GPU (what i have in my tablet, the only Android device with a an HDMI output in my house at the moment) was not supported at that time. I`ll try again this weekend along with OpenELEC for Dark_Slayer
. Yeah, i`ll be around the forums a lot more often now, only this semester was a pain
. The next one is easier (so said my friends from the bigger years).
But as far as i know about the Pivos XIOS is this :
XBMC on Linux on the Pivos is faster than on Android, or at least it was, Davilla (the main Android dev) said a week ago that he submitted some patches that should make performance equal on both platforms, so that could have changed.
XBMC on Android does not support 24p, but i`m not sure, this is old info i have regarding this.
XBMC on Android does not support DTS-HD/TrueHD bitstreaming , will be fixed by Davilla (it`s only a couple of lines of code away, quoting him).
That`s all i know at the moment, if you can wait until Friday i`ll give you more info when i test it. As far as the ATV2 is concerned, at first XBMC on the ATV2 was buggy as hell, but it got better, i think it should work ok now if you still have the box. It can decode 1080p vids, but it will output them at 720p . I have a friend who has an ATV2 and he can stream 1080p vids with it now over the wired network (not on wireless, the wireless adaptor in the ATV2 is too weak, forget about going wireless with 1:1 rips and the ATV2 ), in the last couple of months with the latest XBMC builds.