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by WereCatf
Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Idea: a cheap colour LCD for R Pi (only $22.60)
Replies: 11
Views: 5328

Re: Idea: a cheap colour LCD for R Pi (only $22.60)

<t>^ Those are indeed quite a nice find. Of course it's silly that RPi will first do digital to analog conversion, then the display will do analog to digital, but other than that those might be plenty useful. Looking at the pictures those seem like they should also be rather easy to open up, so you ...
by WereCatf
Sun Feb 05, 2012 8:25 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: what will you name your pis?
Replies: 104
Views: 17787

Re: what will you name your pis?

The Humble Pi(e)?

The Crow?

C-3PiO?
by WereCatf
Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 25734

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

<t>^ As was suggested, using OpenVG would possibly be one way of doing all that. I have understood that OpenVG is not dependant on X and can even be used by console applications, so using that in X driver should not pose an issue. And a quick glance on OpenVG website does suggest that it can also do...
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:01 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New month
Replies: 6
Views: 1494

Re: New month

Apparently Real Soon(TM)
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 7:19 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 25734

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

<t>dom said: <br/> <br/> No acceleration yet.<br/> Ah, that is terribly unfortunate Especially at 1080p resolution doing everything in software on a 700MHz ARM is going to be plenty slow and I'm sure there are many better things to use all that CPU time than simple 2D blitting and line-rendering.<br...
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 25734

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

<t>roelfrenkema said: <br/> <br/> <br/> FGS why dont you guys just buy a multimedia machine instead of a cli toy on steroids.<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> Easier said than done, atleast if you want something as cheap and customizable as RPi. My mobilephone would actually make for a great CLI-machine, it's...
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?
Replies: 62
Views: 25734

Re: Can i use raspberry pi mainly for web browsing?

lb said:


A serious problem is the lack of an X.org DDX driver for the Pi.


Is it really true that there is no XRender et. al. acceleration available?
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: Other projects
Topic: DEFINITE Raspi DSi screen list
Replies: 40
Views: 101918

Re: DEFINITE Raspi DSi screen list

<t>Just out of the blue: where would one buy these sort of things? Ordering directly from the manufacturers usually requires buying in bulk, ie. atleast 1000 pieces, and while there are some available on eBay not everyone lives in the US. In other words, a place where one can more-or-less internatio...
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: storage capacities
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

Re: storage capacities

^ I understood he is asking how much webcam video he could store, not how many movies he could store. If he records at e.g. 640x480 resolution with H.264 @ 15 FPS he could likely store several hundreds of hours on a 32GB card.
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long does the pi last?
Replies: 45
Views: 11118

Re: How long does the pi last?

<t>doesthenameappear said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Wow, 10s of years of it constantly running?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> I do not understand why you assumed it would last less than that. I have a 80286 in the closet that is still perfectly functional and before I got it it was in constant use for almost 10 y...
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: How long does the pi last?
Replies: 45
Views: 11118

Re: How long does the pi last?

Assuming it doesn't get damaged by moisture, it should last something around tens of years.
by WereCatf
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: storage capacities
Replies: 14
Views: 3487

Re: storage capacities

Too many unknowables in your post: the size of the OS depends wholly on what you're planning to install, like e.g. Debian can take as little as 200MB or as much as 7GB. Similarly, you do not say what resolution you're planning to record at, what the FPS is, and what codec you're going to use.
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

^ Shall try and see. If it works then great, that solves that issue.
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

<t>Abishur said: <br/> <br/> I'm also curious to know if the TV has any sort of digital output.  If it does then finding some way to make use of that might prove to be the most advantageous solution.<br/> I ain't at home so I couldn't check. Though I just downloaded the manual for my TV and it does ...
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

Abishur said:

Side note, the thread terual links to also says it might be possible to get I2S back via some soldering... just sayin'.

Aye, I notice that. I'll have to see about it.
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:03 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

<t>terual said: <br/> <br/> <br/> But how did you get the idea that an USB sound interface would be a resource hog? For example CD audio is only ~1.4 Mbit/s, which should be easy to cope with.<br/> <br/> <br/> I did mention surround-sound, didn't I? CD audio is stereo, so yes, it requires quite a bi...
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

^ Good try, but I'm not going to shell out 170e for such. Heck, I can buy a whole new PC for that or get a 2nd receiver with HDMI. Thanks anyways.
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: another UK "alternative" to the pi
Replies: 47
Views: 18500

Re: another UK "alternative" to the pi

^ Not to mention that allowing all opinions and even discussions about other possibilities happens to also be in line with general F/OSS ideals. It would be self-contradictory for RPi Foundation to tout their platform as an open platform fully endorsing F/OSS, and then silence all dissenters.
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

<t>gregeric said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Does your HDMI-connected monitor or TV have optical out? That should route 5.1 to TOSLINK, thereafter you can use a cheap TOSLINK -> SPDIF adapter, or maybe your amp has optical in?<br/> <br/> <br/> <br/> No, my TV does not have optical out. And the optical connec...
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: SPDIF?
Replies: 39
Views: 42606

Re: SPDIF?

<t>Does the hardware support SPDIF out and would it be possible to implement an SPDIF-out port on RPi? My surround-sound receiver has no HDMI ports and buying a HDMI -> HDMI + SPDIF cable doesn't work, so implementing a separate SPDIF-port seems like the only possible way of getting 5.1 sound out of...
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: another UK "alternative" to the pi
Replies: 47
Views: 18500

Re: another UK "alternative" to the pi

<t>I just scoured through the website for CuBox; it is indeed fairly impressive box, plenty of power in such a small device and all that, but I cannot find any mention of it having user-serviceable connectors for adding extra functionality. As such RPi and CuBox already cater to quite different audi...
by WereCatf
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg
Replies: 38
Views: 21932

Re: Portable screens that dont cost an arm and a leg

<t>JoeDaStudd said: <br/> <br/> <br/> You'd be better off buying a cheap HDMI screen then modding it.<br/> <br/> <br/> Well, he did say he plans to use it as a backpack computer, I atleast am not aware of any small enough HDMI-enabled screens. Of course if there was such it would most likely be the ...
by WereCatf
Wed Feb 01, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New blog post from JamesH on the main page
Replies: 56
Views: 10637

Re: New blog post from JamesH on the main page

<t>Nexy said: <br/> <br/> <br/> Not sure if my old AMD K6-2 350MHz was able to do it, but my 750MHz Althon sure was. Does the 700MHz RasPi fall closer to the former than the latter in it's ability to software decode codecs like that?<br/> <br/> <br/> It falls closer to the former than the latter. An...
by WereCatf
Wed Feb 01, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: raspberrypi.org web site
Replies: 2
Views: 1105

Re: raspberrypi.org web site

As I've understood it's the Wiki that's for such stuff, the frontpage is mostly for news and anything that's related.
by WereCatf
Wed Feb 01, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New blog post from JamesH on the main page
Replies: 56
Views: 10637

Re: New blog post from JamesH on the main page

<t>On the topic, though, what would it require to get atleast MPEG2 support? I see quite a few people -- even outside these forums -- mention they'd like to use USB DVB devices and without MPEG2 support it's quite out-of-question. (I personally do not even watch TV, so I have no need for that. Just ...

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