« on: July 11, 2013, 10:47 AM »
I guess I'm missing something. I see no reference to 1080p in mouser's requirements. I do realize BluRay is 1080p, and I acknowledge that the Pi isn't going to handle that. But that looks like a "nice to have" feature, not a "must have" (based on mouser's initial post).I haven't tried it with 1080, but I haven't heard of others complaining. Not saying it's not an issue...just that I've never heard that as a complaint before. And as for mouser's requirements, it looks like THE dominant use of the device will be as a simple music player. 1080p is not an issue.
Without that, the only thing that I see as a possible issue is the YouTube piece. I would expect there's an add on though. (And for me, at least, while I occasionally found myself streaming YouTube under my old media center setup, I'd say YouTube streaming was about 1% of my use.)-AJay (July 11, 2013, 08:34 AM)
Raspberry Pi will play 1080p only if its encoded h.264. Otherwise it stutters. This is usually b/c of the sound. However, if you have already encoded your collection, this is a big deal, and transcoding isn't really an option because of problems with streaming.
Though this is not the primary use, he did state it as an important requirement, which is the reason that I brought it up. Not to disparage the Pi or any solution, but to solve his use case.-wraith808 (July 11, 2013, 10:10 AM)
Since it's a one time payment, it might not be a huge deal to pay out an extra $250 for a machine that can handle BluRay, but if you can settle for plain ole DVD...hard to beat the price of a Pi.