Just an interim release for now as I don’t have my proper dev environment (TV, Pi-compatible internet connection, etc.). Once I figure out a way of getting networking to my Pi, I’ll throw in the promised features such as USB audio support.
No idea at all if this works (I can’t do much more than play about in the menu with no networking), but it certainly seems a lot smoother and more responsive than r2.
There’s been no significant changes on my part, but likely a very significant amount from upstream (namely the extra codecs, 512mb support, etc.).
More details: http://darkimmortal.com/2012/05/darkelec-raspberry-pi-optimised-openelec-fork/
NEW VERSION! http://darkimmortal.com/2012/08/darkelec-release-2/
None of the currently available solutions do a perfect job with running XBMC on the Pi, however OpenELEC comes by far the closest, in spite of its locked down nature.
This fork aims to remedy the very few flaws in its implementation and to focus 100% on the Pi, while also sticking to the upstream and incorporating its updates.
- Low idle CPU usage (< 15%)
- Smoother and more responsive
- Built in XBMC addons: iPlayer, custom fixed version of Demand 5, various unofficial repos
- iPlayer, 4oD, Demand 5, ITV Player, SportsDevil all fully tested+working
- Improved wifi connectivity
- Added test-connman scripts for easy wifi setup (see here)
- Added wireless_tools (iwconfig etc.)
- Added rndis_wlan wifi driver (broadcom 4320 chipset)
- Easy SD card installation script for building from source (
./install [block device])
Download pre-built SD Card image: darkelec1.zip (~75MB)
(Fixed partition size at just under 2GB total, you can expand manually with GParted if necessary)
(Refer to Building and Installing OpenELEC for Raspberry Pi – expect build issues on anything but a stock debian squeeze i686 install)