[mythtv] OpenMAX/Raspberry Pi 2 support

Joseph Fry joe at thefrys.com
Mon Jun 1 20:23:01 UTC 2015

On Mon, Jun 1, 2015 at 4:22 PM, Joseph Fry <joe at thefrys.com> wrote:

> I am about to order a couple of Pi2's but fear that getting the family to
> adapt to Kodi may be difficult.
> Just curious if you have tried using an external player that does have
> OpenMax support?  It wouldn't be as handy as the native player due to lack
> of commercial skipping and the smart ff/rw functions that I love in myth.,
> but at least the UI could remain MythTV.
> Joe
> On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 5:32 PM, Chris Weiland <chrisjweiland at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> I know there were fears that the older Pis couldn't support a full
>> fledged mythfronted due to memory constaints and poor cpu performance. But
>> with the Pi 2, I wouldn't think there would be any hardware limitations to
>> this. I was able to compile and run the frontend just fine - navigating
>> around felt just fine, but obvioisly I'm unable to actually play videos.
>> I'm interested in trying to add OpenMAX support to mythfrontend to allow
>> for really cheap front end devices. I've scoured the archives and have not
>> found any sign of anybody working on this yet. So I just wanted to express
>> my interest and see if there is anything that I might need to know or if
>> there is someone else already working on this.
>> Even if I'm not the one to do this, I think this would be a great
>> addition to this already-great project.
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Please excuse my top post.
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