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#1 BAlGaInTl OFFLINE  

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 09:35 AM

Just saw an article pointing out that the new Raspberry Pi 4 is available.

 

https://www.raspberr...y-pi-4-model-b/

 

It has a lot of improvements over the previous Pi 3 including:

 

  • USB Type-C for power
  • 4 USB ports including 2 USB 3 ports
  • Dual (micro) HDMI supporting 4K
  • Bumps to processor and video cores
  • Up to 4GB of RAM
  • Improved gigabit ethernet

This looks like it could turn into a great media player, and maybe a decent server.

 

Thoughts?

 

Who's going to test it first?



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 04:01 PM

That's a nice looking upgrade from rpi3.



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:04 PM

OMG gettin one

https://www.raspberr...y-pi-4-model-b/

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:06 PM

Few bugs with video playback maybe...

 

https://www.tomshard...i-4-b,6193.html



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Posted 24 June 2019 - 06:19 PM

Libreelec

https://libreelec.tv...2-alpha1-rpi4b/

- Hardware h265 (HEVC) decoding
- USB 3 x2
- Gigabit network
- Faster RAM

Edited by TeamB, 24 June 2019 - 07:39 PM.


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Posted 24 June 2019 - 10:47 PM

Few bugs with video playback maybe...
 
https://www.tomshard...i-4-b,6193.html

I am sure with a few driver updates it will become more stable.

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Posted 24 June 2019 - 11:16 PM

I am sure with a few driver updates it will become more stable.

 

True. Early days.

 

Probably don't need another box attached to the TV, but would be interesting to compare it to a Shield, just for streaming, 4K, NF, Amazon, if it works at all for those.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:06 AM

Few bugs with video playback maybe...

 

https://www.tomshard...i-4-b,6193.html

 

The networking performance from that article really impressed me.

 

I may have to replace my PiVPN with one of these.  It's running on a 3 at the moment.

 

I am sure with a few driver updates it will become more stable.

 

One would think.  The LibreELEC is still listed as alpha.  I can only imagine things will get better.  Too many people want better video performance out of these little computers, so I'm sure it will get a lot of attention.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 12:53 PM

Mine arrived this afternoon, got the Armhf image on there, still waiting for codecs to be sent though.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 06:20 PM

Ok, well as soon as Emby has a beta for that I'm buying one.

 

What's not to love. 3-4 times the speed, double the ram speed and more than double the FFmpeg transcode speed.

 

Come on Luke and the devs, what are you waiting for :)



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:59 PM

I would think you can use one of our existing packages already.
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Posted 26 June 2019 - 02:49 AM

I would think you can use one of our existing packages already.

 

 

Indeed you can.



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Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:47 PM

Are we all sure about this?

 

New version of Debian, reported compatibility (I wont say issues) challenges as it's all very new.  LibreElec have an Alpha out for it so they've obviously had to do some work to get it functioning.

 

It also has HEVC hardware decoding and 1080p support so hope you'll add support for those as soon as you get time.

 

Anymore feedback @Spotta?



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Posted 03 July 2019 - 03:15 AM

The ET stand alone image doesn't even boot, it needs to recompiled on Buster I believe to work on the Rpi4

I got the armhf installed on Buster full ok, it connects to my server, has a very jerky interface, but attempting to play any content just gives an endless spinning wheel.

For now the Rpi3 has gone back into service so my wife can watch love island (!!) and I'll try and troubleshoot the 4 when I have the time.






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