XBMC Channel for Roku?
Joined: Nov 2009
2009-11-30 03:45 Post: #1
I'm no programmer, but would it be possible to create a front end channel on the roku to link to XBMC? Roku released their SDK and can be requested at email@example.com. Any chance of getting this going?
Joined: Apr 2012
2012-04-11 16:14 Post: #2
It appears the Roku 2 is an ARM based processor with OpenGL, so it should be possible.
What About the Roku 2 Main Processor?
The purported processor, a Broadcom made BCM2835, continues to be source of fascination on the web. Broadcom has not published materials on their website. Fortunately, a small company called Raspberry Pi has turned up and is also using the BCM2835. From their blog, they note that they’re using the BCM2835 with SMSC Ethernet / USB chip to make a simple Linux platform. They’ve identified their provisional specs (which I’m assuming the Broadcom processor meets) as:
128MB or 256MB of SDRAM
OpenGL ES 2.0
1080p30 H.264 high-profile decode
Composite and HDMI video output
SD/MMC/SDIO memory card slot
Optional integrated 2-port USB hub and 10/100 Ethernet controller