A20-OLinuXino-Micro Details for Videostreaming?

Started by tap555, December 14, 2015, 01:55:30 PM

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Hello Olimex,

I have a question about the A20-OLinuXino-MICRO.

This details are important for me to buy single-board-computer:

•   Playing MPEG-2 transport streams
•   Playing of MP4-files with h.264 encoding
•   Video reception through multicast
•   Fullscreen-Browser with  AJAX- and javascript-support

Does  A20-OLinuXino-MICRO support these details?

NO, which single-board-computer of your portfolio supports?

Have a nice day!



1) and 2) The A20 has support for hadware-accelerated video decoding (specs say Capable of FullHD (1080p) video playback) , so yes, it can play video, and the media players like MPlayers or VLC are not fussy about the containters, at least MPlayer can read MPEG elementary and transport streams vithout problems. I never tested video playback by myself, but there should be many threads about it.

3) Multicast, at network layers level, is supported by Linux krenel, the application support depends on what kind of multicast broadcasting is used.

4) Most XWindows application supporting the -geometry parameter can be made to run fullscreen, for browsers, they can be switched afters start (by software like acpi-fakekey). There is even an add-on for Firefox (see http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?p=3366456). But if you want the so-called kiosk mode, there are specialised software for starting just the browser in fullscren mode, without window decoration, menus and such. And all current full-feature browsers support Javascrip and AJAX.

Generally, if you install an Linux distribution like Debian on A20, you can run any software which can be complied for ARM platform (e.g. allmost all, except binary-only closed source like Adobe Flash).