Banana Pi M2+ [Off-Topic?]

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Banana Pi M2+ [Off-Topic?]

Post by marco.hahn » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:23 am

Has anybody succeeded to run a mythfrontend on a Banana Pi M2+?

The hardware allows playback of HEVC streams (e.g. DVB-T2 in Germany) as successfully tried with vlc3.0 beta. However, the OS (Ubuntu Mate 16.04) seems to be a rather low quality hack. mythfrontend is missing a libopenmaxil.so. This lib seems to be Raspberry Pi only and the OS is probably not correctly migrated from Raspberry to Banana Pi.

Sorry, if this may be off-topic. Any better place to look for help?

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Re: Banana Pi M2+ [Off-Topic?]

Post by beppo » Fri Aug 18, 2017 7:39 am

Hello,

I did not have an answer, but I'm very interested in what you find out.
I'm searching for a lightweight client with the capabilities to play content at a 4K TV in order to replace my old atom frontends.

Best regards

Beppo
Viele Grüße Beppo

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Re: Banana Pi M2+ [Off-Topic?]

Post by pgbennett » Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:10 pm

MythTV has support for openmax decoding and rendering on the Raspberry Pi. Probably the Banana Pi does not support openmax, so it is not likely to work.

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Post by technik007cz » Tue May 22, 2018 12:54 pm

I run mythtv version 0.28 on two devices. First in lxc container on Turris router and second on Odroid Home Cloud One.
Question is Why should these devices support that library ? This is insane.

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Re: Banana Pi M2+ [Off-Topic?]

Post by pgbennett » Tue May 22, 2018 2:39 pm

Did you try running configure with --disable-openmax?

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Post by technik007cz » Thu May 24, 2018 5:18 pm

I was following instruction from link below:
https://www.mythtv.org/wiki/Installing_MythTV_on_Debian

Actually I decided to start compilation process with 2 more switches:
--disable-vaapi --disable-vdpau --disable-omx-rpi
edited in config file:
../packaging/deb/debian/rules
where --disable-omx-rpi was replaced with newer --disable-openmax switch.

I did mistake and instead creating local repo for compiled deb packages (on the bottom of instruction page) I installed packages manually by using "dpkg". However after passing this tricky part when system complained about missing dependencies it is working now and I am enjoying upgraded PVR system to version 0.29.

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Re: Banana Pi M2+ [Off-Topic?]

Post by technik007cz » Thu May 24, 2018 5:25 pm

Can we get separate repository for NON Raspberry based boards?

For example Odroid Home Cloud One is able to handle 3 dvb-t tuners in cheap USB 2.0 hub and it has much more cpu processing for transcoding what I am testing now. To be concrete I am testing "transcode-h264.py" and "transcode-h264-v2.py" scripts found somewhere on https://www.mythtv.org/.

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