[Meego-tv] about qtmediahub on MeeGo(Mer)
Brendan Le Foll
brendan at fridu.net
Tue Mar 13 23:44:01 UTC 2012
>> > We tested XBMC on our board but it performs badly since our board has
>> > not 3D hardware.
>> Dominig: What type of hardware are you using ? xbmc requirement on
>> hardware is quite low if you select a simple skin. Have you checked the
>> Open GL ES version of XBMC ? I know that Brendan has done some tests but
>> fo not have the final results (not needed yet with the SoC that I use).
> We are using hisilicon's hi3716m, with Cortext A9 600MHz(1200DMIPS) and no
> 3D hardware.
> I didnot check the OpenGL ES version of XBMC(we download xbmc from COBS) and
> run XBMC with Confluence skin at that time.
As you correctly pointed out, XBMC requires 3D acceleration to run
acceptably, it can be compiled to run with just software acceleration
but it's not worth talking about because performance will be
The XBMC in the meego TV repo/OBS (devel:tv:1.2) is based on Dharma
(10.1) and requires OpenGL 2.0 (not GLES 2), this is a long story and
hopefully will shortely be resolved with a move to an XBMC running on
OpenGL ES 2.0. However this wont help you on a platform without 3D
acceleration. There are versions of XBMC that will run on non Intel CE
platforms on the public OBS, the version on the official meego OBS is
fairly stripped and will only work properly on a platform with GDL.
Running something like enna/efl on directfb might be your best bet
though the project is fairly inactive, as Dominig pointed out,
lightweight HTML5 UIs may be easier/better.
Brendan Le Foll
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