UserNotHacker, on 06 May 2013 - 10:29 PM, said:
Justin, which version of XBMC libstagefright are you using.
I have used the lastest hw accel versions on my mk808 and not noticing improvements in HD movies from Navi-x and icefilms. They still stutter.
Also, can you please share how you were able to map a buttom for toggling the hw accel
Thank you so much in advance
Do a google search for "XBMC keymap.xml" and also do another google search for "XBMC Window ID's" or look them up on XBMC Wiki page. All I did was edit keymap.xml and add a tiny bit of code from google searching that makes the button "v" pop up the WindowID for Video Settings. That way during playback you can hit V and toggle but you'll need to restart video. After looking at the Keymap structure you'll see how to setup any button to a "XBMC Command" on the pages you read about keymap.xml it should explain better on how exactly to edit the file and most likely will have some examples of several commands. If you are having problems mapping controls after that try figuring out the "character code" or the actually keyboard code sent from your device (come back here if first attempt not work and I can give more direction towards finding the actualy signal being sent from your device)
As far as libstagefreight.so goes I am using Finless Bob 1.7c on original MK808 and Finless Bob 1.7 for MK808B's which includes this module. Without this file using the libstagefrieght option in XBMC caused my device to crash or restart when not watching 720p or higher resolution which is why a mapped the key to video settings. With Finless 1.7+ this is not needed you can leave option on at all time. With Finless 1.7+ it includes this file and you can leave the HW Accell option enabled. I have noticed very GREAT improvement BUT you will still see some choppy with .mkv files... I absolutely HATE mkv files and wish uploaders would just simply upload in .avi or .mp4 either work great. If you notice your 720p videos a little choppy just use a different addon or search for a different source that includes a .mp4 or .avi for the video you are attempting to stream... alternatively you could use a version of XBMC that supports playing from an external app such as MX Player Pro or VLC Android App. When you use XBMC to grab links and play video in external app then you get the full HW acceleration that the video playing app supports and not need worry about what XBMC supports or not. This is probably best way to watch these god forsaken mkv files
Most of my devices are running latest nightly XBMC build which you can find by just google searching "xbmc nightly libstagefright" test latest if you like or any and stick with the most stable one. Most the recent build support "Play using..." from the "C" button context menu which allows you to by default use XBMC but have option to use external player for MKV that are choppy or any video for that matter. Will test later (hate hate hate mkv's so haven't tested yet lol) Use Fusion installer from XBMChub to easily add ALL free movie/tv link repositories all in one click after new install OR XBMCHub Backup add-on (I prefer fresh installs over backups... these addons change alot because the websites they scrape change a lot)! I re-install XBMC a lot and XBMCHub is a life saver
If you end up using MX Player Pro you can set Audio to SW and Video to HW/Accell and every type of file runs amazing, supports most "http" strm file types but if that is lacking support for you also try "Hubi" app from Play Store. This app grabs movie stream links from popular video hosts as you browse the regular browser or when android recieves a "html link action" gives you option to open with "Hubi" which then resolves the link for you and then sends to external player as well.
OK ENOUGH OF MY RAMBLING LOL ONE last thing just an extra heads up R3h has pre-built XBMC Gotham Alpha (forget which version) and is sharing easy .deb debian packages for install under Linux/Picuntu. Check out my Picuntu system while your at it (link in my signature) and here is the link for R3h's post about XBMC .deb files.
This post has been edited by JustinTime4Tea: 16 May 2013 - 11:41 AM