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ZIDOO X1
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ZIDOO X1 is an Allwinner H3 based box. They claim KODI support:
Quote:Builtin CedarX engine is with most powerful hardware decoding, completely rewritten by ZIDOO, KODI 14.2 can support hardware acceleration
More details here:
http://www.zidoo.tv/Product/index/model/...b8%3D.html
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#2
"most powerful"

hahahaha. I wouldn't use that box even if you paid me to. IIRC, CedarX is the reason we tell people to avoid Allwinner-based hardware.
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#3
(2015-05-25, 09:34)Ned Scott Wrote: "most powerful"

hahahaha. I wouldn't use that box even if you paid me to. IIRC, CedarX is the reason we tell people to avoid Allwinner-based hardware.

+1

Allwinner is worst platform for any serious multimedia playback. At end people are forced to use external player such as MX Player and so on.

There are several generations of Allwinner SOC's on market from single to octa core and situation is same for many years, CedarX remain closed source without any support or willing from Allwinner side to make it working with such beautiful piece of software like Kodi is.

Recently there was hoax with new CedarX as they included ffmpeg as part of closed source but thanks to some people they were discovered and forced to comply with GPL.

http://www.cnx-software.com/2015/03/23/a...ce-update/

All prople should avoid Allwinner if they expect any serious playback.
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#4
Let's wait a little and see if ZIDOO releases all required source source or if they just point their fingers at Allwinner as other manufactures using their chips have done

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Not keeping my hopes up as most likely ZIDOO is already now violating the GPL and LGPL licenses that Kodi source code files is about under and will refuse compliance, just like VidOn.Me

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Same goes for violating the Kodi trademarks and copyrights, again just like with VidOn.Me

http://www.zidoo.tv/Support/faq.html

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#5
We downloaded the standard KODI version and made playing test with Allwinner H3, found most of blue-ray film sources with 1080P would not play smoothly.

The analysis shown: The standard XMBC is base on Media Decode, and video buffer through the Linux Render GLES Render:

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It led to not fast enough, after a couple of copy video buffer that’s from the Decode to Render.

After many times of discussions with our R&D team, we decided to dock OMX decode and HWComposer of Allwinner directly.
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In this way, it can realize the video buffer with ZERO copy, and it’s totally size up the fluency of playing. Attached several screenshots:
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(2015-06-03, 04:34)mirror88 Wrote: We downloaded the standard KODI version and made playing test with Allwinner H3, found most of blue-ray film sources with 1080P would not play smoothly.

The analysis shown: The standard XMBC is base on Media Decode, and video buffer through the Linux Render GLES Render:

It led to not fast enough, after a couple of copy video buffer that’s from the Decode to Render.

After many times of discussions with our R&D team, we decided to dock OMX decode and HWComposer of Allwinner directly.

In this way, it can realize the video buffer with ZERO copy, and it’s totally size up the fluency of playing. Attached several screenshots:

Look forward to having a look at your code - where is it hosted?
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(2015-06-03, 04:34)mirror88 Wrote: We downloaded the standard KODI version and made playing test with Allwinner H3, found most of blue-ray film sources with 1080P would not play smoothly.

The analysis shown: The standard XMBC is base on Media Decode, and video buffer through the Linux Render GLES Render:

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It led to not fast enough, after a couple of copy video buffer that’s from the Decode to Render.

After many times of discussions with our R&D team, we decided to dock OMX decode and HWComposer of Allwinner directly.
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In this way, it can realize the video buffer with ZERO copy, and it’s totally size up the fluency of playing.
Only cool if you will you be submitting source code patches upstream? HOW-TO:Submit_a_patch/ (wiki)

And can you provide full source code as per the license so we can build same binaries that come with your boxes?
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#8
ZIDOO is holding on a giveaway-activity for ZIDOO X1. You can go and see if you are interested in. http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?threads/...oo-x1.349/
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#9
(2015-06-08, 05:45)mirror88 Wrote: ZIDOO is holding on a giveaway-activity for ZIDOO X1. You can go and see if you are interested in. http://forum.zidoo.tv/index.php?threads/...oo-x1.349/
@mirror88, are you seriously ignoring the above questions about source code and instead posting an advertisement for a competition which point is to spam forums with those ads?

Quote:In order to let more fans have a chance to experience X1. We’ve carried out an activity such as the following.
Win a FREE ZIDOO X1!
Are you interested in electronics, especially Android Smart TV BOX? Are you the man who is good at sharing with others? Now, we provide a rare opportunity for the lucky winners, who can get a FREE ZIDOO X1 Android Smart TV BOX through participating in this activity! Let more people who love electronics and love TV BOX win a free TV BOX, and share more first-hand experience!

Rules:
1. Activity time: Start on 2015.06.10-2015.06.25. We will open this thread at 2015.6.10 0:00 GMT
It will be sent out 100 units X1 as the maximum, and 50 units for the participants are less than 300.
2. The conditions for participating:
For getting better experience when operating ZIDOO X1, we need you have a TV set with over 40 inches.
Have an ID and share the link of this free activity in other Forums or other social media centers.
3. The process of Award:
During this activity, please leave your valid E-MAIL via follow-up and BBS reply, attached a TV photo with your ID on this forum. Please add your share screenshot as well. Or add something what you’d like to talk with ZIDOO?(All of these must be writed at this thread)
(It’s allowed to reply only one time for every one, otherwise be disqualified, please do not try to apply for multiple ID. Just for fair!)
4. How to be our winner?
1) Our engineer wrote an interesting APK, when inputting different total number of floors, there will be a different list, and it will be 50 if less than 300 people, or it will be 100. This APK will be published in our forum. At the end of the activity, the list will be come out with the final number of floors.
2) We will announce the winner list in the forum when the activity has been closed. Meanwhile, we will inform the winners by sending E-mail. The winners just only to pay $9.9 freight to the designated PAYPAL ACCOUNT , then can get a ZIDOO X1 that sent out by us. (Please noted the MSRP of ZIDOO X1 is $59.00/pc.)
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#10
They should just give these devices to members of this hardware thread for better opinion.
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#11
(2015-06-08, 15:11)movie78 Wrote: The should just give the devices to members of the hardware thread to a better opinion.
So said members can then drive over the free Hardware with a car, and Video the results for all of us to see. ! Wink

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(2015-06-08, 15:45)wrxtasy Wrote:
(2015-06-08, 15:11)movie78 Wrote: The should just give the devices to members of the hardware thread to a better opinion.
So said members can then drive over the free Hardware with a car, and Video the results for all of us to see. ! :;):

I might actually do this. Some site sent me a box because I said we would be willing to test things, but we were not willing to give reviews or links in exchange for hardware. They seemed to understand that, and sent a box (not a zidoo), then asked when they would see the review. Wat? So when the box arrived I didn't pay it much attention, other than the fan that was GLUED ON and fell off, lol. I wouldn't mind running it over ;)
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#13
@RockerC
Please pay close attention to https://github.com/zidootech.
We will open sources one by one, KODI for zidoo x9, record for zidoo x9, a series of applications developed by ZIDOO.
As you know, there are many Chinese factories that they are without any R&D strength.
What they can do just use the original SDK with original factory, and without any R&D investment;
or just waiting for others to open sources for some key applications, then copy and compete with a low price.
However, ZIDOO has inveted plenty of energy for R&D.
We have 50+ software engineers who have been working to improve user experience and perfect system to make it more stable.
Meanwhile, we'd like to improve this ecological with doing some meaningful things, to make more developers have fun during participating in it.
But before that, I'm afraid we have to consider the survival of our whole team.
So, please allow us to take it a little slow, to keep some competitive advantages in the appropriate period of time.
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#14
@mirror88
Let me point you at our Trademark policy.
Which states that you may not release a "Kodi" version called "Kodi" without our explicit permission.
Official:Trademark_Policy (wiki)

Since you are providing/selling these boxes, any one who owns a box is entitled to receive the source code at request without any exceptions.
Saying you will release the source code in the future is not acceptable in these situation.


You are also including superrepo which is strictly prohibited. As such you should immediately halt shipping Kodi or using it's name.
Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting, read this first
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#15
Oh, Oh, OH, Jolly Joy... Can I join already ?


Tongue Sorry, couldn't resist.
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