[Libav-user] RasPi / SolidRun / Other small box hardware codec supported by ffmpeg?

Camera Man i.like.privacy.too at gmail.com
Sat Oct 31 19:42:59 CET 2015

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Is the h264 encoder/decoder supported on any of the small single board 
<$100 linux boards?, e.g. Raspberry Pi, Banana Pi, Orange Pi, SolidRun 
HummingBoard, etc?

I want to apply ffmpeg filters in realtime to an incoming h264 and/or 
mjpeg stream, and get an output h264 stream (so, I need both encoding 
and decoding to work).

I am currently doing this on a Core i5, but I want to run it on a 
battery, and the PC is just too power hungry at 70W-80W, whereas e.g. 
the Raspberry Pi takes ~3W (meaning that the same size battery lasts 
about 25 times longer for the Pi).

As far as I can tell from looking at ffmpeg, it does not support OpenMAX 
(the "native" way to interface the RasPi hardware), but I'm not an 
expert - perhaps there is some other way to use the hardware codecs? 
Perhaps on one of the other Pi-and-Pi-like SBCs?

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