Bananian

Hardware video acceleration - any success story?

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tomek  
Hi,

I know that bananian was designed to be a lightweight server but sometimes each administrator wants to watch some movie
I saw few topics regarding video acceleration in linux but they never work for me on bananian os:

  • http://forum.lemaker.org/5672-1-1-_bananian_script_to_install_and_configure_hw_accelerated_mplayer_on_bananian.html
  • http://forum.lemaker.org/2872-1-1-precompiled_mali_gpu_drivers_for_debian.html


I don't want to build another xbmc machine,  it's only about minimal mplayer configuration with HW acceleration.
Any success stories in this area?
jkw  
+1
to be honest, I'll most likely never use it, but if it comes for free, it would be nice to have it ;)

Edited by hermannk at 2014-10-23 03:03

Please, keep it slim. Do not waste RAM for the GPU and do not complicate the headless(!) server installation by the need to remove the GUI stuff first.
There are BluRay players in the market for watching videos. And there are many GUI-loaded Linux flavours.

Kuroi  
Would be nice to have something like a media Bananian. I like Bananian 'cause its a minimal installation and doesn't have a graphical interface. So its a really small image. Since XBMC brings its own X-Display, Bananian is the image I would likely install it, since it doesn't waste space on my SD and I don't need to have more than 4gb for a media player that just streams from the network. Si I think it would be the best choice for something like raspbmc for banana pi, if the hardware acceleration starts working on anything other than android.

tomek  
hermannk replied at 2014-10-23 03:02
Please, keep it slim. Do not waste RAM for the GPU and do not complicate the headless(!) server inst ...

Do not waste space and energy for GPU and HDMI. It's a headless server!

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