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    JMCC got a reaction from xorro in RK3328 Media Script (Rock64, Renegade)   
    THE MEDIA SCRIPT IS NOW DEPRECATED, IN FAVOR OF THE OFFICIAL MULTIMEDIA FRAMEWORK. PLEASE REFER TO THIS TOPIC:
     
     
    And, for last,  the first version of:
    The UN-official, UN-supported, UN-expected
    RK3328 MEDIA TESTING SCRIPT
     
    This is the first release of the RK3328 media testing script. The script provides a functionality similar to its RK3288/3399 equivalents, except for the OpenCL related stuff, which is not supported by the SoC. So it includes:
    Installing all the libraries and system configurations necessary for GPU accelerated X desktop, Chromium WebGL, full VPU video play acceleration up to 4k@60 10-bit HEVC (the maximum supported by the SoC), and GLES 2.0 support. Three video players supporting full VPU acceleration (RKMPP) and KMS display (GBM or a X11 DRM "hack", as described by the authors), namely: MPV, Gstreamer and Kodi. A library that will act as an OpenGL to OpenGL-ES wrapper, allowing you to run programs that use OpenGL 1.5-2.0. Two additional features, that have no big interest from the Armbian development prospective, but I find them interesting to play with: Chromium browser with support for Flash and DRM-protected commercial web video streaming (tested with Amazon Prime, should also work with Netflix, Hulu, etc.), and a simple Pulseaudio GTK equalizer using LADSPA.  
    Here is a more thorough documentation:
     
     
     
    >>> DOWNLOAD LINK <<<
     
    Prerequisites:
    You need a fresh Armbian Bionic desktop image with default kernel installed. 
     
    Instructions:
    Download the file above Untar it: tar xvf media-rk3328_*.txz cd media-script ./media-rk3328.sh  
    Notes:
    This script is not officially supported by the Armbian project. It is just a community effort to help the development of the main build, by experimenting with a possible implementation of the media capabilities of this particular SoC. Therefore, questions about the script should not be laid out as support requests, but as commentaries or community peer-to-peer assistance. That being said, all commentaries/suggestions/corrections are very welcome. In the same way, I will do my best to help solve any difficulty that may arise regarding the script.  
    Enjoy!
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    JMCC got a reaction from TRS-80 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Not AFAIK, and also ISP camera support was planned but I am not sure of the current status. I think those are the two main points why someone would like to stay using legacy.
     
    I wanted to do some standard packages for all distros in mainline, but I have been overloaded since some time ago, and I am not sure when will I be able to have a look at it. I will announce if it becomes ready.
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    JMCC got a reaction from iav in Why I prefer ZFS over btrfs   
    It depends on which level we are talking. I assume AWS Graviton servers have a big team of paid staff to take care of both the hardware and the software, for example.
     
    Now, if we are talking about $40 ARM SBC's, I think "hobbyists" and people in "playground mode" is a good way to describe the main public of those devices. If we also add "students", I think we have a complete description of the kind of use you can reasonably expect for that kind of boards, which the manufacturers make them for.  And, particularly, we describe the kind of people who willingly contribute to a project aimed to make an OS for these boards.
     
    On the other hand, I consider absolutely unrealistic to expect the same level of support for such a project as you expect for one that is backed by a big company with a big staff. As unrealistic as expecting a group of volunteers, who spend their free time on the project out of good will and because they like it, to focus on a reduced number of boards they are not interested in, and only for the NAS use case, "just because I say so".
     
    And it is not only unrealistic, but IMO also unnecessary. I find it hard to imagine a system administrator pulling an OPi Zero out of his pocket in front of the corporate board and saying "Hey, this is going to be our new support for the crucial data. Don't worry, it is going to run Armbian out of a Sandisk Extreme Pro, which has been proven to be the most reliable SD card in many forum posts".
     
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    Now, focusing on our topic, I tried btrfs a couple years ago, attracted mainly because of the snapshots feature. But when I was trying to compile some software I needed, and discovered it was not even mature enough to allow creation of swapfiles on it, I just decided to go back to good ol' ext4. I haven't tried again since, maybe I should 
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    JMCC got a reaction from gounthar in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Not AFAIK, and also ISP camera support was planned but I am not sure of the current status. I think those are the two main points why someone would like to stay using legacy.
     
    I wanted to do some standard packages for all distros in mainline, but I have been overloaded since some time ago, and I am not sure when will I be able to have a look at it. I will announce if it becomes ready.
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    JMCC got a reaction from balbes150 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Not AFAIK, and also ISP camera support was planned but I am not sure of the current status. I think those are the two main points why someone would like to stay using legacy.
     
    I wanted to do some standard packages for all distros in mainline, but I have been overloaded since some time ago, and I am not sure when will I be able to have a look at it. I will announce if it becomes ready.
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    JMCC got a reaction from NicoD in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Not AFAIK, and also ISP camera support was planned but I am not sure of the current status. I think those are the two main points why someone would like to stay using legacy.
     
    I wanted to do some standard packages for all distros in mainline, but I have been overloaded since some time ago, and I am not sure when will I be able to have a look at it. I will announce if it becomes ready.
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    JMCC got a reaction from Rickyx in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    First if all, if you want help you need to provide some basic information, like "armbianmonitor -u". Please read forum rules.
     
    Second, are you sure you are using a buster legacy image, not "current"?
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    JMCC got a reaction from lanefu in Armbian 22.02 (Pig) Release Thread   
    Is there any available log from the meeting? Sorry for not attending, Saturday afternoons are busy for me sometimes.
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    JMCC reacted to Heisath in Armbian 22.02 (Pig) Release Thread   
    Reminder! The release meeting is happening this saturday 14:00 UTC+1 (which is 13:00 UTC or 8 am EST or 2 pm CET or 5 am PST (sorry california dudes) or 9 pm CST).
     
    I will look through the Jira issues remaining today. Would be great if you could check them too and add the ones you have finished (or are planning to include in 22.02) to the release.
     
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    JMCC got a reaction from lanefu in Video : Armbian North-America and the work Lanufu does for it   
    Go @lanefu!
    Go @NicoD!

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    JMCC got a reaction from NicoD in Video : Armbian North-America and the work Lanufu does for it   
    Go @lanefu!
    Go @NicoD!

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    JMCC reacted to NicoD in Video : Armbian North-America and the work Lanufu does for it   
    Hi all.
    In this episode @lanefu explains what he does for Armbian, what gear he uses, and why. It is a must see video.
    Enjoy
     
     
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    JMCC got a reaction from Werner in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    As stated above, you can install the packages from this link: https://users.armbian.com/jmcc/packages/kodi-mainline/arm64/
     
    I am planning to build Kodi 19 packages and integrate them into the Armbian repos, but no ETA yet.
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    JMCC got a reaction from balbes150 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Yes, that makes sense. As a matter of fact, the legacy Kodi packages don't have any kernel dependency, it is only the meta-package for the whole multimedia framework that depended on the legacy kernel. The reason for that was that, if installed on a different kernel, it would break the system. But Kodi won't break anything by itself, so no kernel dependencies this time, I promise 
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    JMCC got a reaction from balbes150 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    @balbes150 well, I decided to put the Station M1 with a small monitor in the kitchen. That gives me a reason to make new Kodi packages. Only problem is that it is still packed in some box lying around the house. Let's see if I can get hold of it anytime soon 
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    JMCC got a reaction from balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Good to know. Right now I am in the process of moving to another house, but I will check when I get the chance about Kodi 19
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    JMCC reacted to NicoD in Videos : What it takes to maintain Armbian   
    Hi all.
    I've done a collaboration with @Igor, the creator of Armbian.
    He shows and talks about the hardware that is used to maintain the project. Servers, boards, other electronics, ...
    Enjoy!

    More videos to come.
     
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    JMCC got a reaction from rubenvb in Mainline VPU   
    Here. And read the posts above about Kodi
     
     
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    JMCC got a reaction from gounthar in Mainline VPU   
    Here. And read the posts above about Kodi
     
     
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    JMCC reacted to balbes150 in Board Bring Up Station P1 rk3399, M1 rk3328   
    Version 20210703 for P1 and M1.
    Kernel 5.10.47 5.12.14. For the Legacy version, the work with the installation of the media package has been fixed. Due to the peculiarities of installing the media package, for proper operation during subsequent system updates, I recommend freezing the current kernel, it differs from those that arrive in network repositories (the list of supported modules and devices has been significantly expanded).
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    JMCC got a reaction from tony013 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Hey, that looks very good!
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    JMCC reacted to tony013 in RK3399 Legacy Multimedia Framework   
    Hi,
     
    I did some more tests and it turned out, that there is little difference between LE and armbian legacy for x264 or avc movies - but I found no movieplayer, that worked half as good as armbian legacy with vc-1 movies.
    Don't have that many movies with vc-1 but some much-loved like inception ...
     
    I already wrote, that I use rockpi as movieplayer together with a beamer, so session selection of armbian legacy is suboptimal for me, as about 10-15% on top and bottom of the screen are invisible (outside of screen). Lightdm/xfce is so dumb, that icons in topbar will not be scaled to bar height, which works fine for second bar ...
    Sadly I didn't find any other greeter, that runs on armbian and is more attractive like lightdm-gtk-greeter.
    So I started to build my own, which took lot more of time than expected ...
     
    any way - I finally have a working sample:

     
    is uses gtk too, so it works with armbian.
     
    I check the available sessions and if there's no session definition for kody-gbm, the kodi-button will be disabled (as in the screenshot taken from my desktop computer).
    Font- and button-size have been increased for a screen distance of 3m approximately.
     
    Last login will be cached, so user will be prefilled and hitting ENTER in the password field will login to the last session. Left most button starts kody and right most button the desktop.
     
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    JMCC got a reaction from usual user in Testing Fedora on ARM   
    Moved from the RK3399 multimedia integration thread to here, since the post is not related to the MM integration, and not even to Armbian.
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    JMCC got a reaction from balbes150 in What is the best 64bit low cost processor?   
    You must take into account not only the processor specs, but also the kernel support. I would stay away from Amlogic for that reason, and bring in Rockchip into the equation.
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    JMCC got a reaction from Eric74 in What is the best 64bit low cost processor?   
    You must take into account not only the processor specs, but also the kernel support. I would stay away from Amlogic for that reason, and bring in Rockchip into the equation.