I finally finished the Boxee Beta on Acer Revo Review videos and uploaded to Youtube. These are broken into three parts:
- Part 1 Flash Beta 10.1 RC-4
- Part 2 Silverlight, Netflix and Apps
- Part 3 Flash Beta with IE-8 Hulu and MPC-HC 64 with HD 1080p .mkv files
I tried to cover most everything that applies to Boxee Beta and the Revo 3610 in general. With so much material to cover, I visit each area briefly. So, you’ll see Flash Beta 10.1, TV shows, Netflix, music, pictures, and applications. Then I give a general demo of the Revo 3610 playing Flash on IE-8 and then finally some 1080p & 720P H264 and MKV files using MPC-HC 64 media player. A good taste of GPU acceleration and how smooth the playback really is for the doubters out there. There’s a lot to look at with nearly 25 minutes total video time.
Hulu was broken on Boxee this week due to Hulu’s non-stop efforts, so I had to stick with the fox version of the shows that are normally viewed on Hulu. Both tax the CPU and GPU pretty good, with Fox hitting the Revo a little harder normally. Once Hulu is working again on Boxee, I’ll post a video with several video playbacks.
Lastly, the current Flash 10.1 RC-4 is using a lot of CPU now compared to RC-1 & 2. So, CPU went from 35%-43% all the way up to 65%+. This has been something that Flash Beta has been battling for some time. Once the Revo hits 70% with Flash, it will stutter. So, I hope the next version of Flash RC brings the CPU usage back down where it belongs. If your Revo and RC-4 has very high CPU usage, you can OC the Revo to 1.9 ghz and the CPU will come back down to 35%+ and the stutter will stop. But I’ll post the OC info later this week, so stay tuned for that. (No, I did not have my Revo OC’d for this demo as you will see in Part 1 ;-)).
The vids will continue to upload to my Youtube channel during the night as they are 720p HD format. I used an HD camera, but due to tight zoom the light level was reduced by the cam so their a tad dark. Have to experiment with that later. 😉