Vin

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    Vin got a reaction from hartraft in Helios64 - freeze whatever the kernel is.   
    Mine is still crashing like a clockwork every 24 hours and leaves me generally with a corrupted OS and data.
     
    I know you are a small team and you had to takle many obstacles to release the Helios64, believe me im a fan of your work, product and armbian in general, i m aware of the effort every involved person puts into this project.
     
    But i would appreciate a bit more news about the current status of developement.
     
    As far as i can see there is no status or developement overview on the current issues, not on your blog nor on twitter.
     
    The only information we get are in various topics across the forum on armbian.
     
    Is there a possibility to let us know more about the ongoing research and inform us about the progress and persued assumed solutions?
     
    Also I wonder if those issues are genreal rk3399 gonvernor etc. problems, or if it applies specifically for the Helios64?
     
    Thank you in advance for your reply.
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    Vin got a reaction from snakekick in Helios64 - freeze whatever the kernel is.   
    Mine is still crashing like a clockwork every 24 hours and leaves me generally with a corrupted OS and data.
     
    I know you are a small team and you had to takle many obstacles to release the Helios64, believe me im a fan of your work, product and armbian in general, i m aware of the effort every involved person puts into this project.
     
    But i would appreciate a bit more news about the current status of developement.
     
    As far as i can see there is no status or developement overview on the current issues, not on your blog nor on twitter.
     
    The only information we get are in various topics across the forum on armbian.
     
    Is there a possibility to let us know more about the ongoing research and inform us about the progress and persued assumed solutions?
     
    Also I wonder if those issues are genreal rk3399 gonvernor etc. problems, or if it applies specifically for the Helios64?
     
    Thank you in advance for your reply.
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    Vin reacted to Victor B. in Hardware Encoding/Decoding for RK3399 on Helios64   
    Hello,

    I am quite new to this topic, and I have found it to be quite complex. I primarily work with tiny MCUs and RTOSes, but I am enjoying the Linux space so far.
     
    In essence I would like to use the Mali GPU that is embedded within the RK3399 of the Helios64 for hardware transcoding. This isn't a novel idea, as shown by these sources:
    https://forum.armbian.com/topic/9272-development-rk3399-media-script/
    https://emby.media/community/index.php?/topic/66675-36078-transcoding-rockpro64/
     
    I am using Jellying, and in so FFMPEG to decode/encode the data streams. It seems that V4L2 is supported for hardware ecoding/decoding in the FFMPEG package, but in my experience doesn't appropriately work with the Mesa Panfrost drivers (https://wiki.debian.org/PanfrostLima) and the ARM drivers fail to compile with the kernel headers provided by the armbian-config script. I like the idea of having hardware accelerated transcoding, and I'm not even interested in 4K content, but my helios64 fails to transcode h265 (HEVC) to h264 at a playable rate. Secondly I like to have watch-togethers with my friends and I have to use my power-hungry PC for this. Of course I can introduce new hardware to do this like an arm64 laptop, but I like the all-in-one solution, and I simply can't be the only one that feels this way.

    Has anyone had success with hardware acceleration? Any ROE or ongoing efforts?

    Thanks,
    Victor