# XBMC on Raspberry Pi - Wonder if this will work out? (Historical Discussion Thread)

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 Senior Member Posts: 193 Joined: Dec 2009 Reputation: 0 2012-03-07 12:17 Post: #361 Looks awesome and at this price i'll just buy one to find out how it runs. Quick shout out to the devs, I love the way you support all these different devices ipad\windows\linux\pi there is something for everyone. Thanks for all your efforts and can't wait till i get my hands on this little beast. find
 Junior Member Posts: 5 Joined: Dec 2011 Reputation: 0 2012-03-07 16:05 Post: #362 Once there is a working Skype client for the ARM11 i am wondering how easy and cool it would be to have Skype within XBMC. that would make one nice easy unit for someone none-technical to use HTPC and video calling. find
 Junior Member Posts: 5 Joined: Dec 2011 Reputation: 0 2012-03-07 16:12 Post: #363 Once there is a working Skype client for the ARM11 i am wondering how easy and cool it would be to have Skype within XBMC. that would make one nice easy unit for someone none-technical to use HTPC and video calling. find
 Fan Posts: 530 Joined: May 2010 Reputation: 9 2012-03-07 16:34 Post: #364 Since Microsoft owns Skype now i doubt that Skype will ever be ported to arm Linux or updated on Linux at all. find
 Junior Member Posts: 5 Joined: Dec 2011 Reputation: 0 2012-03-07 16:40 Post: #365 i donnt think for one seccond that Skype will release one but there are enough dev's and api's to write one (says the man who knows nothing at all) find
 Junior Member Posts: 37 Joined: Sep 2004 Reputation: 1 2012-03-08 00:18 Post: #366 Can one of the developers with a beta board report on how well XBMC plays non-H264 video content using software-only playback (since the GPU is not enabled for other content types). In particular - I am especially interested in MPEG2 (DVB-T in UK). I can provide a sample recorded from UK TV if that would help. Since the CPU is reported as being something like an old 900MHz PC then I think that software decoding and playback might just work but perhaps the extra load of copying the data over the ethernet/USB interface will make it too slow for good frame rates. find
 Posting Freak Posts: 1,037 Joined: Dec 2009 Reputation: 39 Location: London 2012-03-08 01:57 Post: #367 Paul Webster Wrote:Can one of the developers with a beta board report on how well XBMC plays non-H264 video content using software-only playback (since the GPU is not enabled for other content types). In particular - I am especially interested in MPEG2 (DVB-T in UK). I can provide a sample recorded from UK TV if that would help. Since the CPU is reported as being something like an old 900MHz PC then I think that software decoding and playback might just work but perhaps the extra load of copying the data over the ethernet/USB interface will make it too slow for good frame rates. it's fine find
 Junior Member Posts: 37 Joined: Sep 2004 Reputation: 1 2012-03-08 02:11 Post: #368 Thanks - that is good news. I have another question ... has there been any progress on getting HDMI CEC support or is it still awaiting info from raspberrypi folks with an interface? find
 Junior Member Posts: 47 Joined: Feb 2011 Reputation: 0 2012-03-12 16:00 Post: #370 I'm hoping the raspberry pi will make the price of cubox and pandaboard come down to around $50 /$60 Or the raspberry pi will evolve to higher specs before the year is over (This post was last modified: 2012-03-12 16:45 by JustinBeaird.) find