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woodeye18
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« on: June 02, 2009, 11:04:31 PM »

Hi all, I'm new here and new to this type of device and forum, but I'm excited about this project.

I'm very interested in Video projects like Myth and Xbmc, so when I saw this video of a guy running xbmc on an ARM based Beagleboard (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRQFOnblixI&feature=player_embedded), I wondered if it could be done on the plug, but I followed this link to the beagleboard  (http://beagleboard.org/) and found this device called displaylink (http://techreport.com/articles.x/14057)  that allows video through a usb plug. Can this work on the plug?
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 09:54:00 AM »

http://plugcomputer.org/plugforum/index.php?topic=343.0
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woodeye18
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 11:12:10 AM »

Thanks for the link. Are you aware of anyone using xbmc on the plug as the video shows?
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« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2009, 06:47:52 AM »

I got it compile with Marvell OpenRD Platform.   (Same KW board with on board vga chip connect via PCIe.)

I have issues with CPU usage.  (Have to patch around some Atomic routines for ARM.)  not sure if I patch it correctly.

The program is huge.  282MB for source.  78MB on binary with debug symbol.  10MB stripped.

Display pictures and audio might be ok.   But playing video is probably not a good idea on usb VGA connection.







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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 11:30:20 PM »

I wonder how well the guru plug display will stack up.
Do you think it will be able to run XBMC nicely?
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2010, 12:59:34 AM »

correct me if im wrong...
but the guru plug isnt any more powerful?

it just has WIFI, more usb's, bluetooth, esata?

i think the 2ghz hdmi plug might be more up to the job when that comes out.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2010, 01:29:21 AM »

The CPU core on the Guruplugs is the same 1.2 GHz Arm5. The Gurplug Display has a slightly different SOC package. The display chip does a few color conversions in hardware which would speed up graphical stuff. I don't think it does any mpeg decompression. I have no idea how nice it will play with linux.
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