I'm sure I would qualify as a bower bird I have a house full of stuff and I live alone, i love my toys...and I probably threw out just as much as I still have when I moved from Canada last year Filled a 20' uhaul to the brim (my motorcyle was in there too though and that took up a bit of space)
Anyways, I wish this dang thing would release already...I NEED more toys dammit!
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shunte wrote: But as I mentioned on RMerlins proxy thread a week or so back I bet one of these could make a nice home for a proxy server
Not sure a 700 MHz ARM of that generation would be enough to do efficient transcoding. Might be better served using a plug computer - those are starting to rely on far more capable SOCs, while still being decently priced.
The estimated release date for the Broadcom 2835 chip is early December 2011. From the information available, the impression I get is that the Arm core is just the user interface. It is actually the video core that is doing the all video processing.
I tried to clarify the technical details at the Raspberry Pi forums but even the developers are evasive about the Broadcom 2835 chip details. Maybe Broadcom is being secretive until the official product launch date.
I'm definitely buying a couple pi's to mess with. One will become an home arcade machine with MAME (hopefully) and the other i'm gonna use for some crazy automotive ideas i have lurking in the back of my head...
About the media decoding prowess of the little bugger, as far as i know the only broadcom sourced codec they have right now is for H.264/AVC, don't even know which profiles it does support.
It is my understanding from the information posted on the Raspberry Pi forum that the developers will release all the support documents that Broadcom will permit them.
It is also my impression that Broadcom, from a marketing perspective, are keeping an eye on how the Raspberry Pi board will be used. Maybe the WDLXTV developers could offer their expertise into developing a true open source streamer box.