Taehyun Kim, a developer working for Inisoft (Korea), has been working on video hardware acceleration on Diceplayer for Telechips TCC8925 processor (The one used in CX-01 and Zero Devices Z900) and call this player from XBMC. He has uploaded a video to demo his progress and that’s pretty impressive.
You can try it yourself by downloading and installing the following apps:
- xbmckor-armeabi-v7a-20120821.apk (Korean version). [Update: Kim has also uploaded the English version].
- Diceplayer – Free app via Google Play
You’ll also need to create a file called playercorefactory.xml in /sdcard/Android/data/org.xbmc.xbmc/files/.xbmc/userdata directory with the following content:
<player name="MPC-HC" type="ExternalPlayer" audio="false" video="true">
<rule video="true" player="MPC-HC"/>
I’ve tried it in Zero Devices Z900.
The default language is Korean, but you should manage if you’re familiar with XBMC interface. When you play videos, you lose the usual XBMC interface, as those are played in Diceplayer. I haven’t connected external USB storage to the device, and I’ve tried it over samba, so because of the limited Wi-Fi bandwidth, 1080p videos could not play smoothly at all, but Kim said he can play 42Mbps H.264 High profile samples via Ethernet, using a Telechips TCC8925 set-top box development platform.
Diceplayer is close-sourced, but Kim provided a patch for XBMC (http://trac.xbmc.org/ticket/13267). He Apparently used stagefright-openmax for the implementation in Diceplayer. I suppose something similar might be achievable with other players such as MX Player, as the XBMC patch is just a few lines long and calls Diceplayer.
You can follow the discussion on XBMC forums if you wish.
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.