I’ve tried one the latest nightly builds for XBMC on Android on the ODroid-X development board based on Exynos 4412 quad core Cortex A9 processor, and more exactly that file. Currently XBMC only supports 2 cores, so it’s still not optimized for this platform, but there has been a lot of progress since last month, when I tried XBMC on the Mele A1000, and it appears to be fairly stable.
The UI is very smooth (about 55 fps) and responsive on the ODroid-X board. 1080p video playback is not perfect yet, but once XBMC can make use of four cores, it should be possible to handle 1080p software video decoding. Most of the things I tried work almost perfectly: video playback, picture display, audio playback, weather… There are still some bugs however, such as the lack of timezone support as you can see on the picture above, and the plugins I tried, namely YouTube and Al Jazeera, failed to work. I also had some problem to get rid off the OSD bar while playing video, but it might be because I don’t know where to click. or position the cursor. Videos are played and pictures are displayed from a Windows Share (SAMBA/CIFS), and I accessed audio files via uPnP. Enjoy!
Jean-Luc started CNX Software in 2010 as a part-time endeavor, before quitting his job as a software engineering manager, and starting to write daily news, and reviews full time later in 2011.
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