Re: Advice needed re TV internet media machine.
On Sunday 06 July 2014 04:11:27 Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 5, 2014 at 12:51 PM, Lisi Reisz <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Saturday 05 July 2014 17:30:19 Joe wrote:
> >> Joel mentioned the Raspberry Pi, which is a very low-power [ARM]
> >> device, which does the UK catchup channels pretty well, apart from the
> >> occasional glitch when a provider thoughtlessly changes his protocol.
> > Not for me it doesn't. And I was told that I was asking too much of it.
> > I simply couldn't get it to stream. It would start, and then the stream
> > would cut out. That was my first door-stop!
> Sorry to jump in late and in the middle of this conversation, but I'm
> surprised by your experience with the Pi. I've run both Xbian and
> Raspbmc (both Debian derivatives devoted to providing XBMC on the Pi)
> with success, streaming BBC content with the iplayer plugin. Only very
> occasionally have I experienced bad buffering and it's usually been
> explained by a change by the BBC which the plugin developers are very
> quick to pick up on. I do find it necessary to set the video speed
> rather than leave it on "Auto", which apparently starts at high speed
> but can't maintain it. And the video is sometimes pixellated. But
> mostly I've found the Pi very able to handle the stream. And I've
> recently become aware of the Hummingboard (a Google search will find
> it), which looks as if it may be even more capable than the Pi and not
> much more expensive.
Thanks, Patrick. But BBC only isn't enough anyway. I did probably have the
video speed set wrong.