Announcing Linarotv-xmbc image

Hui Zhang sonach at gmail.com
Mon Mar 12 05:29:19 UTC 2012


On Sun, Mar 11, 2012 at 1:14 PM, Tom Gall <tom.gall at linaro.org> wrote:

> On Sat, Mar 10, 2012 at 9:43 PM, Hui Zhang <sonach at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Christian,
> >    thank you for the information!
> >   Yes, I eventually decided not to use XBMC on hardware without 3D, and
> use
> > qtmediahub instead.
> >
> >    And, I have run XBMC on pandaboard and found out that XBMC requires a
> lot
> > of CPU(often 90%+). So on hardware without 3D, it is impossilbe to run...
>
> What does "impossible to run" here mean?
>
> I've certainly run xbmc on my panda boards and on both video, audio
> etc was fine. The interface was displaying at 1080p as would be
> expected and not unusable. Sure lots of CPU might be in use, but it's
> not like one is going to be running xbmc and compiling kernels at -j16
> or something.
>
I mean on hardware without 3D support, XBMC runs very very slow.
AFAIK, the majority of platforms for STBs will not have 3D hardware
support.

But platforms for Smart-TVs, theire hardwares are good, for example, 4-core
SXG. On these platforms, XBMC can run well, I think.


>
> >
> > On Fri, Mar 9, 2012 at 11:08 PM, Christian Robottom Reis <
> kiko at linaro.org>
> > wrote:
> >>
> >> On Thu, Jan 26, 2012 at 04:29:40PM +0800, Hui Zhang wrote:
> >> > Thank you, Ricardo!
> >> > By your experience,do you think xbmc can perform well on boards
> without
> >> > hardware OpenGL ES acceleration?
> >>
> >> I don't know if Ricardo answered, but unless XBMC has a non-composited
> >> 2D mode, I think it's unlikely. You're asking a lot of the CPU, and I
> >> don't think the memory is fast enough to handle all the copies.
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> Tom
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