- Android Multimedia Center Solution - Rockchip RK3XXX + XBMC 13.0
- posted on 2013-08-01 10:14:38
XBMC is a powerful multimedia center supporting a wide variety of digital content formats for videos, audio and pictures. Originally designed for Microsoft Xbox console, it has been adapted for computers and ported to run as a native application on many platforms: Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD, Android and iOS.
XBMC can play multimedia content locally from the Android device, on a storage system connected to it (hard disks or usb flash drive) or from the network. There is also support for add-ons to pull remote content on the Internet, such as movie trailers, YouTube or Hulu videos, Grooveshark, Pandora Radio and many more !
XBMC also provides metadata with description, box cover/posters, synopsis fanart, … These data are transparently downloaded by XBMC from sites such as themoviedb.org, thetvdb.com, fanart.tv and more recently theaudiodb.com and help users organize their content and build their multimedia library.
Giayee Rockchips TV Box running XBMC v13.0 (alpha)
We have tried xbmcapp-armeabi-v7a-debug.apk, it actually runs quite smooth on the rockchips board, such as multimedia gallery, video playing, subtitles, audio track selection, content streaming locally or from a remote computer, video add-on with TED conference content and pictures viewing.