- Dabei seit
- Dez. 2008
I tried to get some details about box's ability to decode HD video codecs but the D-Link and Boxee folks couldn't really tell me except to say that the box was still in development and those details would be forthcoming. They did seem to be confident that the box would be able to play 'Blu-ray back-ups.'
I wasn't satisfied with that answer so I finally found someone in the NVIDIA booth that could tell me what I wanted to know. Unfortunately guys the news is not good. The Tegra2 chipset is able to play 1080p High Profile H.264 ... BUT ... according to the guy I talked to at the NVIDIA booth it only has enough MIPS to play High Profile stuff under 10 Mbits/sec (I was able to back this up with the info provided by AnandTech. AnandTech says "Tegra's video decode processor accelerates up to 1080p high profile H.264 video at bitrates in the 10s of megabits per second." ) This means that most of the Blu-ray rips that are out there on the net that have been re-encoded should work but not straight Blu-ray rips.
1. Premium content partners not announced yet
2. Only SMB and HFS+ supported for network storage as of now (No NFS / FTP etc.)
3. No menu support for DVD and Blu-Ray ISOs as of now.
4. HDMI 1.4a support not possible
5. No support for MKV chapters as of now
6. No support for playback of DRM content from external Blu-Ray or DVD drives as of now.