RaspBerry Pi $25 PC Demonstrated Running XBMC And AirPlay
Here comes the actual news, the RaspBerry Pi is to get inexpensive ($25-$35), Personal computers into the hands of people everywhere., which looks like an handy portable gadget as an HTPC. It’s hardware running AirPlay, the RaspBerry Pi team has shown both the micro PC running XBMC. Even at its price, the hardware can still run the full interface clearly and smoothly, means it can also playback 1080p over HMDI through the use of Open Max to give the hardware accelerated boost to the video and audio sides as well.
RaspBerry Pi with the support for XBMC and AirPlay wirelessly streams. XBMC is open-source media center software that was first developed for the original Xbox, and the tiny computer can use it to output 1080p video via the OpenMax API. The RaspBerry Pi is aimed for a small, open platform for developer those who want to make their own devices and handle nich tasks.
The RaspBerry Pi has built with a 700MHz ARM processor and a 128MB of RAM, the hardware accelaration and the light footprint of Linux, which also has an handful of expansion, like an USB port to take in other devices as well.
The video below shows a demonstration of an AirPlay application, with a YouTube video streaming smoothly from an iPad to a TV after a few seconds’ delay. XBMC is a proof-of-concept port, but it and other apps are likely to stay.