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Topic # 65518 2-Aug-2010 23:33
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Hi

Anyone got the EB1012 to play 1080p MKV files using WIN7 XBMC?

Not really sure if it can be done - however there is BroadCom BCM970012 Mini PCI-e HD Decoder that is available but no one seems to be selling this in NZ.

Thanks

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  Reply # 362045 3-Aug-2010 02:15
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It should do as it has a dual core cpu and ION gpu.

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  Reply # 362542 3-Aug-2010 17:44
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What version of XBMC are you using? 9.11 doesn't support hardware h264 decoding under Windows. Either migrate to XBMC under linux or upgrade to one of the latest nightly builds.

The XBMC dev's freely admit that Windows isn't their primary development environment, thus many of XBMC feature take longer to hit that platform. I would seriously recommend moving to Linux, even if your not overly familiar with Linux distros such as XBMClive should make it fairly easy.



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  Reply # 363297 4-Aug-2010 22:07
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Thanks guys.

I haven't used a Linux version of XMBC before (or linux for that matter). I have been told that XMBCLIVE might be a good way of trying XMBC under linux but do I miss out on anything by doing this  i.e is it better to run it from a hd rather than USB/CD?

From what I read above if I get the EB1012 and use the linux version of XMBC I can run 1080p MKV 
 

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  Reply # 363326 4-Aug-2010 22:44
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Regarding the BCM970012.. I have one and it works really well under windows. Linux support is getting there and works ok ish at the moment.

Yes they are impossible to get in NZ so you have the source from overseas. http://www.logicsupply.com/ are the people to order it from overseas.. You'll find most of the EBAY ones are non officially released cards (with black cover ove rthem) and have some hardware timing issues.

Saying all that.. someone else said its an ION chipset which should have hardware acceleration so xbmclive with vdpau support should work 100% on it.



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  Reply # 363436 5-Aug-2010 08:37
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If you are trying any live distro definitely boot from USB rather than CD. Your boot time will be a fraction of what it would be, and the system its self is obviously far more responsive.

There are numerous "how to's " on the net for getting Linux distros to boot from USB,..they are, without exception, bollocks!

Grab the windows version of Unetbootin, grab the .iso, format the USB as fat32, point Unetbootin at the .iso and the USB, job done. 

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  Reply # 363459 5-Aug-2010 08:39
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Moderator!!!! Heeeeelp!


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  Reply # 363465 5-Aug-2010 09:00
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Good lord, how did you manage that! Tongue out
Any of the nightly builds should help you out, the new Dharma builds greatly improve on dxva support. Try those before you go down the linux route..

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  Reply # 363471 5-Aug-2010 09:12
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smac: Moderator!!!! Heeeeelp!



Wow that was a lot of repeats.. Fixed now. 







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  Reply # 363543 5-Aug-2010 11:01
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Hehe I have no idea....not my end. I transmitted once, then just got a blank screen! 



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  Reply # 364042 6-Aug-2010 09:06
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LennonNZ: Can I ask how much you paid for the BCM970012? Also was it hard to install?

I have decided to go for the Acer Revo - its the same prcie as the EB6012 but comes with more RAM and a bigger harddrive. Most reviews say its a dead heat between the 2 anyway. 

Do I need to do anything to enable anything to vpdau on the Revo (which incidently is runnign WIN7HP) or is this a XBMC Live setting- sorry you are dealing with a relative newbie in this area!!  


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  Reply # 364057 6-Aug-2010 09:31
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The ones from logicsupply.com is $50 + shipping.. or you can get the non official cards via ebay from about $50->100 +shipping.

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  Reply # 364727 7-Aug-2010 17:08
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mailmarshall: LennonNZ: Can I ask how much you paid for the BCM970012? Also was it hard to install?

I have decided to go for the Acer Revo - its the same prcie as the EB6012 but comes with more RAM and a bigger harddrive. Most reviews say its a dead heat between the 2 anyway. 

Do I need to do anything to enable anything to vpdau on the Revo (which incidently is runnign WIN7HP) or is this a XBMC Live setting- sorry you are dealing with a relative newbie in this area!!  



If your system has the ION processor you are wasting your money buying the Broadcom decoder. To make XBMC decode HD using the ION you just need to use the latest nightly build. Version 9.11 is nearly 12months old now and doesn't support HD decode under Windows.

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