[Trisquel-users] Trisquel 5 and home entertainment

Fabian Rodriguez magicfab at member.fsf.org
Fri Jan 6 16:00:01 CET 2012


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On 12-01-05 05:38 PM, holger.beetz at gmail.com wrote:
> @MagicFab/Fabian: Thanks for taking the time to reply. So when you
mentioned HD TV you are mainly talking about playing back HD content
from www, right ? :)

Mostly, yes. I have some BlueRay disks I will try to RIP sometime when I
get access to a drive although when I tried ~1 yr. ago it wasn't
straight forward to make a backup. Those were disks I had for $1 at a
yard sale and wanted to try and see if someone with a collection could
then RIP them to free formats in order to avoid the imposed content
(such as previews and other crap) - like on DVDs.

Another great movie for kids is Big Buck bunny.

>
> Thanks for the hint with Miro...I just installed on my Xubuntu box. It
looks very promising.
>
> @Cyberhawk: From my experiences with HD material and various CPU / GPU
/ driver combinations I would say that you are fine with 720p h264
material without any special hardware acceleration if you have a decent
dual core CPU (e.g. 2x2GHz).
>
> For 1080p I really doubt that even a quad or hexa-core with 3GHz can
cope with it in any situation :-(

I doubt I am using any hardware acceleration for video at home on the
Trisquel (core i5) box, as I said all videos (1080p) I threw at it
showed up just fine.

Cheers,

F.


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