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ZIDOO H6 PRO Android 7.0 Allwinner H6 2/16GB AC WiFi Gig Lan BT4

First Boot of the New Zidoo H6 Pro Android Media Player
A quick look around at first boot, and UI
Available at Gearbest


Specs of ZIDOO H6 PRO Android OS Streaming Box

Chipset AllWinner H6 quad-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor as much as 1.8GHz
Graphics processing unit Mali-T720MP2 GPU
RAM Memory 2GB DDR4
ROM 16GB eMMC flash, TF card support as much as 32GB
Video Output – 1x HDMI 2.0a up to 4K @ 60hz with HDR support, AV port (composite)
Video Decode: HDR10 and HLG video processing
H265/HEVC Main/Main10 profile@Level5.2 High-tier; 4K@60fps, up to 6Kx4K@30fps
H264/AVC BP/MP/HP@level5.1, MVC, 4K@30fps
VP9,Profile 0/2, 4K@30fps
VP6/VP8, 1080P@60fps
MPEG1/MPEG2 SP@ML, MP@HL, 1080P@60fps
MPEG4 SP@level 0~3, ASP@level 0~5, GMC, short header format, 1080P@60fps
AVS+/AVS JIZHUN profile@level 6.0, 1080P@60fps
VC-1 SP@ML, MP@HL, AP@level 0~3, 1080P@60fps
Supports Frame Buffer Compression(FBC) Output pixel format configurable, YUV420/YV12/NV12/.
Audio I/F – HDMI, AV port (stereo audio), optical S/PDIF; DTS and Dolby supported
Connectivity – Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1
USB – 2x USB 2.0 ports including on OTG port, 1x USB3.0 port on other side. An external power supply needed if USB connects to over 1TB movable Hard drive.
Misc IR receiver, reset/recovery button behind AV port, front panel display (TBC)
Power Supply 5V/2A
Sizes 105.6 x 105.6 x 17.5 mm

Raspberry Pi OSMC Media Player

Installing the Open Source Media Centre on a Raspberry Pi. You may also like to watch the previous video in which I equip the Raspberry Pi with a case, a wireless keyboard, and a WiFi dongle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-7qU9Z3wWY

You can download OSMC at: https://osmc.tv/

Thomas Sanladerer’s 3D printing channel featured in the video is at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThomasSanladerer

You may also be interested in my other Raspberry Pi videos, including:

Raspberry Pi Windows 10: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADPwWbFRXMY

Raspberry Pi Windows 3.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idHQk99E4VA

Raspberry Pi Robotics #1: GPIO Control: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=41IO4Qe5Jzw

Raspberry Pi Robotics #2: Zumo Robot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZSiqj0NZgU

More videos on computing and related topics can be found at: http://www.youtube.com/explainingcomputers

You may also enjoy my other channel at:

And why not join ExplainingComputers.com on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ExplainingComputerscom/1127867787228693


Raspberry Pi Alternate Options: Exactly Why They Are a Greater Buy

Raspberry Pi isn’t the baddest micro computer on this planet, and it is what its rivals are looking to tell the rest of the world. Now and then, a fresh mini computer is launched in the marketplace promising to be the largest one to take down Raspberry Pi. In reality, there’s a new Raspberry Pi killer called NanoPi M1 Plus, which is Ubuntu-Linux ready and charges $30.

The Raspberry Pi is introduced with four models as time has passed. These include Raspberry Pi Model B+, Pi 2 Model B, Zero, and the most recently released which is Pi 3 Model B.

Pi 3 was created to make certain Raspberry Pi has the potential to meet the needs of anyone with a well priced computer for developer work. It’s up-graded Processor chip with the Cortex A53, Hackaday revealed, and runs on 1.2 GHz. Priced at $35, the Raspberry Pi is the trendiest of all.

The Raspberry Pi, yet, isn’t the solely single board computer(SBC) for homebrewed projects. There are a number more sold in the market that are less expensive, and then some that can do more than Raspberry Pi for a little more, ZD Net described.

First of all, there’s the Omega 2, which includes a modular nature allowing for computer programmers to include Wireless bluetooth or Gps system conveniently. It has integrated Wi-Fi and flash storage; the Operating-system is Linux distribution founded on the OpenWrt program. The Omega 2 will set you back $5 and can likewise operate on FreeBSD Operating-system, and that is why it is really excellent for university students.

The BBC Micro:bit will set you back $16 and is perfect for learners for their studying and prototyping projects. A 32-bit ARM Cortex processor chip drives it from inside and it is unique from the competition because of the 5×5 LED matrix. This feature delivers 25 individually programmable red Led lights for basic output.

Moreover, there is the BeagleBone Black, which will set you back $55 and exactly like the Raspberry Pi, is yet another community-supported platform both for fans and builders. It truely does work speedy; it is able to boost Linux in around 10 seconds and can develop in below 5 minutes. It is actually fueled by AM335x 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 plus 512MB DDR3 RAM.

Another one is the NanoPi M1 Plus, which was called as the most current Raspberry Pi killer. Priced at $30, it promises to have a better made design and layout and was capable to assimilate crucial elements for example Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Further, it comes with an IR receiver, microphone, 8GB storage, and power and reset control buttons.

Yet, the most desirable function of NanoPi M1 Plus is its ability to run Ubuntu-Mate, Ubuntu-Core, and also Debian, Beta News expressed. It’s useful for firm users, developers, enthusiasts, and learners.

nanopi m1 plus specs

FriendlyElec releases Ubuntu Linux-ready NanoPi M1 Plus – a $30 Raspberry Pi substitute

Get more information on official site: http://friendlyarm.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=176

You can find a new Raspberry Pi challenger that is quite budget friendly. To put it accurately, a number of people may view it as a Pi substitute. The $30 FriendlyElec NanoPi M1 Plus has an arguably top-notch design and layout, as well as important built-in features similar to Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

FriendlyElec releases Ubuntu Linux-ready NanoPi M1 Plus — a $30 Raspberry Pi killer

Slice: Raspberry Pi Media Player

Mo Volans from FiveNinjas shares Slice at World Maker Faire New York 2014. It’s a set-top media player that’s based on the brand new Raspberry Pi Compute Module. They’re in the process of crowdfunding the project, and have met their funding goal. Since it’s based on the Raspberry Pi hardware and XBMC software, the platform is totally hackable. source

Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) aims to consumer products

Sort of announced in July 2016, the most recent Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 (CM3) is believed to arrive at the market in the near future. Last October computer equipment maker NEC already announced a new spread of professional P and V Series large format displays that easily embed the RPi CM3 module. The new module, offered in two flavors – CM3 and CM3L (lite) – will complement the CM1 module introduced before.

Specifications for the CM1, CM3 and CM3L SODIMM modules appear in the data sheet offered on the RPi web site
. Where the CM1 was based on a BCM2835 processor chip (as used on the original RPi and RPi B+ models), the CM3 contains a quad-core 1.2 GHz BCM2837 chip, similar to the RPi 3. It offers 1 Gigabytes of LPDDR2 RAM and 4 Gigabytes eMMC Flash. The ‘L’ version is a CM3 without eMMC Flash, making it possible for the user to install his/her own SD/eMMC device. The pinout of the CM1 and CM3 modules are identical but the CM3 module is one mm higher (31 millimeters).


The money necessary for the new modules isn’t known yet, but since a CM1 sells at about £20, a comparable price could possibly be predicted for the CM3.

In accordance with : https://www.elektormagazine.com/news/raspberry-pi-compute-module-3-cm3-to-hit-the-market-soon

Technical Specs

The CM3 is founded on the Raspberry Pi 3 hardware and is intended for industrial use to offer a affordable way for customers to make printed products based on the Pi hardware and software system. The Compute Module line is more compact and has less abilities and ports than a regular Raspberry Pi, allowing it to be suitable for Internet of Things (IoT) products.

“The module works with a standard DDR2 SODIMM form factor, sockets for which are made by several makers, are conveniently available in the market, and also are less expensive,” Raspberry Pi COO and hardware lead James Adams stated in a post.

There are two models of the CM3. The following are the specs for both of them:

Standard Version:

BCM2837 central processor at as high as 1.2GHz
1Gigabyte RAM
4Gigabyte of on-module eMMC flash

Lite Variant:

BCM2837 processor at as high as 1.2GHz
Sdcard interface on Module pins which means that a person can connect it up to an eMMC or Sdcard that they select

Both models can be slotted into a newly released Compute Module IO Board V3 (CMIO3) which lets you perform the following:

Provides needed power to the CM3
Helps you to program the CM3 Standard’s flash memory or to utilize an Sdcard on the Lite version.
Connect to the processor interfaces in a a bit more friendly fashion (pin headers and flexi connectors, much like the Pi)
Supplies the required HDMI and USB connectors allowing you to have an full system that can boot Raspbian (or maybe the OS of your preference).

“This board features both a starting template for those who want to design with the Compute Module, and a fast way to start out tinkering with the hardware, and building and testing a system, before going to the expense of fabricating a made to order board,” Adam said.

The older Compute Module model will continue to be delivered, for folks who don’t require the CM3’s performance turbocharge. Depending on Raspberry Pi official mag The MagPi:

“With some caveats, the CM3 can be utilized a drop-in substitute for the CM1 because they are pin compatible; the CM3 is 1mm taller, nonetheless, while the CPU can pull much more current from the VBAT power line and will eventually bring in much more heat under heavy load.”

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