Turning a pandora into a TV media player..


2bit

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Once I get the pandora ( probably by friday ) I'll probably use this a goodly deal
 

Divpax

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I was wondering, for those who rip dvds onto the pandora what resolution and bitrate do you use?
 

Caine

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I've had the idea to utilize XBMC as the main Pandora interface for several years now.


I have some (partial) plugins lying around which implement the following functionality:

  • A .desktop file scanner which can launch PNDs and other apps (works in most cases)
  • A port of pndstore (segfaults, haven't bothered to look into it).
  • A rom manager and emulator launcher (there is a standard plugin for that which needs only minor tweaks)
  • A port of several configuration utilities such as my Nub and TV-out configuration tools (needs to be done, mostly some GUI work)


The main problem is that the current port of XBMC is buggy as hell (prone to crash, audio/video work poorly) and it consumes quite a bit of resources.


Naturally, additional stuff would need to be added as well such as e.g. a lightweight 800x480 Pandora specific skin with some branding and this sort of stuff.


A joined effort might work...
 

Binky

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^ this, as well as a Qt - based minimenu replacement would be awesome!


The Pandora is pretty well suited to be a media player (SQ, disk space, USB dongles) and the P2 should be even better :)
 

PowerGod

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I use Gigolo with a usb wifi and have access to my 1tb movie/music drive on downstairs computer ,


and watch full length movies with Panplayer with no issues this way.

How do you select them with Panplayer ?


Even with "show hidden files" activated it does show nothing in the ".gvfs" directory... <_<
 
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