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#61 CPressland

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:36

http://wiki.daviddarts.com/PirateBox


Oh... don't see much use for that myself, thats what VPNs are for!


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 10:50

Oh... don't see much use for that myself, thats what VPNs are for!


Um nooooooo, i think you missed the point of the site!

PirateBox is a self-contained mobile communication and file sharing device. Simply turn it on to transform any space into a free and open communications and file sharing network.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:03

Ad-hoc network with one Laptop running Apache2 and PHP. Same diff man!

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:07

How have you guys found this guy for 1080p playback?

I'm really enjoying my XBox as a media center except that it won't handle mkv or DTS down-mixing :(

I'm just wondering how you guys have found it before I go and buy one >.<

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:12

How have you guys found this guy for 1080p playback?

I'm really enjoying my XBox as a media center except that it won't handle mkv or DTS down-mixing :(

I'm just wondering how you guys have found it before I go and buy one >.<


Watched Advent Children Complete in 1080p with DTS audio the other day on it using Raspbmc and it worked amazing! However, with the new build supporting hardfp we should see a 35% improvement in h.264 related stuffs.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:14

Umm...the documentation that comes with the Pi says specifically to NOT do this.


What does it say not to use the routers USB port for ? (Don't have mine yet )

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:18

What does it say not to use the routers USB port for ? (Don't have mine yet )


You shouldn't Power the Raspberry Pi from a Router.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:29

You shouldn't Power the Raspberry Pi from a Router.


lol, thanks :D

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:29

lol, thanks :D


I've been powering the RPi from my TV and it's very unstable compared with mains power.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:31

I've been powering the RPi from my TV and it's very unstable compared with mains power.


Get some solar :laugh:

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:35

'Watched Advent Children Complete in 1080p with DTS audio the other day on it using Raspbmc and it worked amazing! However, with the new build supporting hardfp we should see a 35% improvement in h.264 related stuffs.'
Afaik there shouldn't be any difference, h.264 is offloaded to the GPU so hard or soft float wouldn't matter?

'What does it say not to use the routers USB port for ? (Don't have mine yet )'
I've found that rubbish. I can power mine from my PC (if it can charge an ipod or ipad that you've got at least 5V~1Amp output) and a 0.5A dictaphone device, both power it FINE, even running slightly overclocked, no stability issues.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:42

I've been powering the RPi from my TV and it's very unstable compared with mains power.


I guess they know what they're talking about, I've got a MicroUSB Nokia charger 5v 1200mA just sitting doing nothing because I use the PC to charge my phone so it will be put to good use

But the router USB was my original idea too

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 14:14

Afaik there shouldn't be any difference, h.264 is offloaded to the GPU so hard or soft float wouldn't matter?


I was basing it on this:

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 14:23

Slightly faster h.264 encode...
If I'm honest, I've been on the gentoo hard-float since I got it, and it's just darn slow. It might be an improvement over a soft-float, but don't have high expectations of it.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 14:27

Well, Raspbian over Debian is a massive performance improvement. Either way 1080p video is pretty darn stable at the moment.