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  Reply # 639347 11-Jun-2012 22:09 Send private message

boys: i bought a full hd media player 6weeks ago cost 25NZD i hacked it


And?

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  Reply # 639358 11-Jun-2012 22:43 Send private message

boys: i bought a full hd media player 6weeks ago cost 25NZD i hacked it


cool story bro..

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  Reply # 639384 12-Jun-2012 01:55 Send private message

boys: i bought a full hd media player 6weeks ago cost 25NZD i hacked it


Details please, where did you get it from (links), what is it (model) and how did you hack it.

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  Reply # 639389 12-Jun-2012 05:25 Send private message

reven: 1. download raspbmc from http://www.raspbmc.com/ (RC2 link: http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/ramdistribution/installer-testing.img.gz)
2. in windows, use USB Image Tool (http://www.alexpage.de/usb-image-tool/) to make SD card. NOTE this must be run as administrator (right click on the .exe and select "run as administrator")
3. plug into raspberrypi, your raspberrypi MUST be connected to the internet, turn it on and just wait for the install to complete. it will need to download stuff during install.

not much to it for raspbmc.


Cheers, I will have a go today

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  Reply # 639436 12-Jun-2012 08:55 Send private message

reven: 1. download raspbmc from http://www.raspbmc.com/ (RC2 link: http://download.raspbmc.com/downloads/bin/ramdistribution/installer-testing.img.gz)
2. in windows, use USB Image Tool (http://www.alexpage.de/usb-image-tool/) to make SD card. NOTE this must be run as administrator (right click on the .exe and select "run as administrator")
3. plug into raspberrypi, your raspberrypi MUST be connected to the internet, turn it on and just wait for the install to complete. it will need to download stuff during install.

not much to it for raspbmc.


Got mine running using these instructions, although I used different imagewriting software.  Failed on a 2GB SD card but worked fine on an 8GB.

Question, my homevideos  are in AVI and/or MPG format ripped of DVtape/encoded using ULead VideoStudio9.  When I go to play them on RaspBMC I hear the audio but I get no picture.  Any ideas why this might be, do I need to install some codecs?  If so, how?





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  Reply # 639440 12-Jun-2012 09:04 Send private message

Incidentally, and rather off-topic, I am now the proud owner of two Pi?s. It got picked up by DHL from RS? warehouse in Birmingham, UK at 14:00 odd on 6/6 local time and was with the Wellington courier for delivery by yesterday (11/6) afternoon.
All impressively fast. Then the courier turns up at our house at 16:45, wife and daughter are home and see him through the window. He jumps out of his van, leaves a ?card to collect? in the letter box and drives off again. Didn?t even knock or ring the doorbell to try and deliver it. WTF?!
Wifey happened to be going out anyway and he had dropped it at the local postshop within the hour for collection so no big drama, but still.
Anyone else had a courier behave like this?





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  Reply # 639570 12-Jun-2012 12:03 Send private message

floydbloke: Incidentally, and rather off-topic, I am now the proud owner of two Pi?s. It got picked up by DHL from RS? warehouse in Birmingham, UK at 14:00 odd on 6/6 local time and was with the Wellington courier for delivery by yesterday (11/6) afternoon.
All impressively fast. Then the courier turns up at our house at 16:45, wife and daughter are home and see him through the window. He jumps out of his van, leaves a ?card to collect? in the letter box and drives off again. Didn?t even knock or ring the doorbell to try and deliver it. WTF?!
Wifey happened to be going out anyway and he had dropped it at the local postshop within the hour for collection so no big drama, but still.
Anyone else had a courier behave like this?

We almost had the same thing occur!  He had the card to collect ready to slot in the door when I opened the door just by chance.  Got him on camera writing the info down.
Silly thing is, it would have taken him less time to knock than to write the card out!

Have had a few cards left when we have been home now!

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  Reply # 639576 12-Jun-2012 12:07 Send private message

A little bit OT but in the interest of sharing the information for those of you who are going to use a ModMyPi case, I just got this today.
As always, let me start by saying thank you for your patience and support, it’s been a long journey but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I thought I would send this update out now before the 15th and keep everyone informed before I start haranguing you with pictures of cases and injection moulding machines!

I know it’s not the wait that’s frustrating (although it has been long) it’s the not knowing. So I’ve got some nice and specific dates for you to look forward too.

I have been informed that the T1 samples (the trial samples) will be ready for review on the 15th June which means that I can spend that weekend (16th and 17th) down at the factory making sure that I’m personally happy with what we’re manufacturing. Over that weekend we can make any adjustments if necessary to the mould and finalise the outside case finish. We will most likely go for a high quality, slightly textured mid-gloss. Basically, I want these cases to look sleek, professional and really have that quality feel to them.

After that weekend of finalising and adjustment we will start full scale production of the cases on the following Monday, the 18th June. I have been advised that we have around 3 - 4 days’ worth of manufacturing to get all the back-orders filled, but we’ll start shipping them as soon as I can get my hands on them, as we don’t want anyone waiting longer than they absolutely have to.

Therefore, I’m confident that we’ll start shipping them out starting on the 20th and spend the next week or so getting them out to people. Essentially, we’ll do our best to make sure that everyone’s case arrives before the end of June. International orders may take longer to get to you, so please give it a few days before getting in touch. We’ll do our best, but I’m sure that a few people may ‘slip through the net’, so we’ll send out a dispatch email once your case has been dispatched. If you haven’t received this email, or your ModMyPi case by the end of June then send us and email stating your PayPal email address and transaction ID and we’ll find out where it is.

Just so you know the postage times to look for after your dispatch email:

• UK Packages will be sent out royal mail first class which is 1 – 2 working days.
• International packages will be sent by royal mail airmail which is usually 3 – 5 working days.

I will endeavour to send out some pictures and upload a video of the moulding process (first ones off the press etc. would be nice) if I get a chance, but the obvious priority is getting these cases to you!

In other news, it’s getting close to the time that we need to start pulling together the ideas for development of our next generation case. We were thinking along the lines of integrated USB hub and WiFi dongle, SD card holder, light-guides, detachable screen, maybe a Raspberry Pi laptop. . . . . . . . I’ll keep you updated. Most of these ideas have come from our customers, so if you have any ideas then send them down to [email protected] and we’ll try and incorporate them in the next gen. case during the July - August development cycle.

We will also be material testing for the transparent version of the ModMyPi case at the start of July, which should mean we can release that in mid-July. Exciting stuff!

Hopefully the next time you hear from ModMyPi should be the through clatter of your letterbox. . . . .

Kind Regards and Thanks,

Jacob Marsh
CEO ModMyPi LTD
www.modmypi.com

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  Reply # 640411 13-Jun-2012 21:26 Send private message

hellonearthisman: I see another Raspberry Pi on Trade Me. Only $85 for this one, not so bad.

And if you want to work with the hardware, then Raspberry Pi - first experance is an interesting read.


Someone needs one!! Up to $152 with 8 hours to go.





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  Reply # 641115 15-Jun-2012 08:24 Send private message

I received mine two weeks ago from element14. (I placed the order a few days after launch as I didn't manage to order one of the first 10,000 batch).
They called me last night on my mobile (a Sydney caller ID) to ask if I received it and I'm happy with it.

This is something that doesn't happen every often and I must say I was a pleasant surprise.

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  Reply # 641116 15-Jun-2012 08:25 Send private message

just ordered a black case from modmypi cost me $22.44 NZD delivered

and orderd the xbmc remote from pulse-eight



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  Reply # 642279 17-Jun-2012 23:13 Send private message

Figured that since I started this thread I had better get around to ordering a Pi... Placed an order today - Element14 site is indicating August delivery so guess I had better be patient!

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  Reply # 642879 18-Jun-2012 23:25 Send private message

Finally managed to get Raspbmc working on it. I suspect (as has already been suggested in other forums) that the type of SD card you use really does matter. It seems quite a few SD cards are just not compatible.

Anyway, managed to get it connected to my Windows 7 network shares, and it plays an SD H.264-AC3 5.1 mkv file just fine. The first 10-15 seconds of the file play a bit jumpy, but after that, it seems to be very smooth playback, with audio in sync and everything.

The main UI is quite sluggish overall.

It tries to play 1080p apple trailers, and Freeview UHF .ts files but struggles somewhat (via network)
Playing the same .ts file off a USB drive fares somewhat better, but not really watchable, with stuttering quite a lot. It doesn't automatically de-interlace either, especially with TV3 1080i .ts files.

Still, it's a pretty commendable start for a very early build.

Now that I've got an SD card that is compatible, I think I'll be putting it through its paces a bit more.
For anyone that is interested, the SD card I got working was one of these:
http://www.ascent.co.nz/productspecification.aspx?ItemID=394519

EDIT: Just loaded the dark knight trailer on to a USB and it played flawlessly. It obviously doesn't handle interlaced video too well at the moment. But there could just be a setting I need to play around with in the XMBC settings.

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  Reply # 642888 19-Jun-2012 00:00 Send private message

I just managed to get a 1080p DTS-MA 5.1 .m2ts file to play, however it freezes a few seconds into the file when I reckon the bitrate on the DTS-MA audio track jumps dramatically. The GPU seems to be able to handle most 1080p higher bitrates, but it doesn't look like the CPU is up to processing the higher bitrate audio tracks.

The test file I used was from here:
http://www.demo-world.eu/trailers/high-definition-trailers.php
DTS - Living World Of Audio (Lossless)

I haven't tried any Dolby True-HD files yet.

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  Reply # 643957 20-Jun-2012 18:41 Send private message

I've got Raspbmc running on mine and I thought the UI was pretty impressive. With dedicated decoded hardware for video a smooth UI was always going to be the greater challenge.

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