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roadcrews

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Raspberry Pi
« on: May 02, 2012, 07:22:39 PM »
If I'm only going to show JPG images, is there any chance a Raspberry Pi could become a player?

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2012, 04:42:10 AM »
We have never tested the unit. But from  the specs we are seeing its too weak to run our system. And one more thing hindering development for it is Adobe has already discontinued support for linux.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2012, 12:00:02 PM »
There are other more powerful alternative comparing to ResberryPi at almost the same price

They are called HDMI Android Dongles running the latest Android ICS 4.0.3 with ARM Cortex A9 1Ghz CPU,  Mali 400MP Graphics Processing Unit OpenGL ES v2.0, they are able to play almost any video format with decoding capability up to 1080p,...BUT we need 3.2 released in order to take advantage of Mali GPU.  However if you would simply looking to display JPEG alone this product is more than enough.

We have this products in-house and have been playing with several signage player and I hate to say but Media Signage experience is not the best so we are really looking forward to 3.2 release.

There is another product coming out very soon, similar to the one above but with HDMI pass-through feature. This product contain an HDMI-IN and HDMI-OUT meaning that you can add content on the top of Live-TV.  I am not sure if MediaSignage R&D is willing to take advantage of such innovative products.
 

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2012, 06:06:49 PM »
mugui,
Can you provide a link to the HDMI Android Dongle you are using so we can test it?

Regards.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2012, 10:15:48 PM »
I found this newbielink:http://www.alwaysinnovating.com/products/hdmidongle.htm [nonactive]

My question can it "auto start" the media player on power up?

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2012, 04:00:27 AM »
Hello Admin

This is the Android Stick I mentioned on my last post newbielink:http://www.androstick.com [nonactive].
However there is a better product coming up within this summer from Adlink. It contains a Dual Core CPU, up to 1.5Ghz each core, Encoding/Decoding capability up to 1080p and the price will not be more that 150USD. Please check the demonstration on this link where this product is playing 2 simultaneous 1080p videos and showing a RSS feed at the same time. newbielink:http://youtu.be/E56cwsu_Luk [nonactive]

There are already on the market several USB DVB-T receivers that work very well with Android, and if you guys manage to add DVB-T (component) on your MediaSignage Android application then this could be the solution everyone is looking for.


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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2012, 07:31:16 AM »
Thanks mugui for the info, it's very useful.
I will see about ordering the AdLink player so we can test it out.
keep us posted with more links... thanks again!

Sean.

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2012, 03:28:44 AM »
Hello Sean

Here is another interesting STB with HDMI Input and HDMI Output, running Google TV software
newbielink:http://www.vizio.com/costar [nonactive]. This STB uses Per-pixel Alpha Blending technology to show Google TV Menu on the top of content coming from  HDMI-in (Cable, STB etc)


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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2012, 06:15:54 AM »
« Last Edit: July 03, 2012, 06:17:28 AM by admin »

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Re: Raspberry Pi
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2012, 01:49:28 AM »
Hi admin,
Any update on teh above. Have you tested any of the above. want to buy one of these to run my screens.

Thanks,
Cathal

 

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