One of the very fist projects to talk about is actually a long overdue idea from Peter (Just to please him). After the game; Holland – Australia we started talking about some ideas. This idea came up straight away and kind of grabbed me as well as I could make good use of it in the very near future. (We are getting FTTH any time now).
The plan is to use an ARM energy saving board with proper SATA support to create a NAS. Still nothing different than the stuff already out there. We will most likely make use of debian as underlying OS in combination with OpenMediaVault. Again still nothing new as the sexy UDOO posted a similar type of project before here.
What we want to create / add to the existing projects is live transcoding. You can then watch or listen to all your content on the road. Internet connections are getting faster and faster, yet most of them will bever be fast enough to stream high bitrate multimedia. All ARM CPU’s will never be fast enough to use software transcoding on the fly as I have not seen any one of them get above the a few FPS.
MOost SoC’s have a VPU that can decode but can encode as well. The well known Allwinner can do it, but the code is not really documented and use of the encoding never came further than a little prove of concept. The Raspberry PI and Freescale i.MX6 both have hardware encoding as well. Both better documented and up till a point it might be used for this project;
I believe the Freescale is the better option if it comes down to SATA and USB options. So we will start this journey by finding a nice (preferably cheap) Freescale board to get started. That UDOO really looks sexy.
Hi there. Just a quick message from me in between all the World Champion soccer games and associated parties
I am Ivan and indeed the neighbour of Peter (aka J1nx). Not his direct neighbour, I live around teh corner, but it is close enough to hop on his WiFi network
Anyway; Am a long time reader of this blog as I basically have the exact same interests as Peter. Never ever wrote anything or participated in any way. Just plain lazy I guess. With some help here and there I would like to start a couple of new projects and post about them. Try to keep up with the news a bit and post that as well. Just to get some life back again in this site. I saw in the backend it still hits ~500 unique visitors a day so…
Will keep you guys posted. Btw, my english is not good (not bad as well). Although, my name sounds from the East, I am all Dutch.
In my rush to handover the site to Ivan, I had the brilliant idea to clean up the users as over the years a lot of spam users got created. I used a simple plugin to delete thos users, however……
I though the logic was to delete users which; “Never commented” AND “never posted”, but appearently is was OR instead of AND, so basically all non admin/editor accounts got deleted
For a moment I though of pushing back the backup. (Yes, I was smart enough to first create a backup), but than though. You know what. What the heck. Let’s start fresh. The only downsite of it is all, forum replies are now from anonymous, but hence even those topic are old and will most likley soon enough be pushed to the back anyway.
So, apologies, but please join me in a fresh start. Everybody is most welcome to re-register.