It looks like I won't be able to use my desktop computer with my TV anymore. I'm thinking of buying a Raspberry Pi for it. What model would be good enough to play videos mostly from YouTube via mpv and youtube-dl? Is 4k playback possible? My minimum is 1080p at 60 FPS though.
@hund sorry I don’t have an answer for you on which model (personally I’d go for the rpi4 with 4gb of ram). But what’s the appeal in using mpv + youtube-dl?
@doug I subscribe to YouTub-channels via webfeeds using Newsboat. My media player has always been mpv and youtube-dl let's me control some settings for the videos.
@hund ahhh ok. That makes sense. I personally use Invidio.us but that doesn’t allow for anything higher than 720p streams. Is it hard to setup webfeeds?
@doug It's not difficult at all. I could write a little post about it today after work if you want to. How to get started with Newsboat and YouTube webfeeds. :)
@hund yes! I would definitely be interested.
@hund @doug or you could watch this instruction video: https://peertube.linuxrocks.online/videos/watch/6b1adf02-da7f-4d21-9082-91b87d961785
@hund You want the latest revision for sure. The power will be used.
What about getting a Pine64?
@selea I've been thinking about it. It will cost a lot more though.
@hund afaik, for 4K (or 1080p@60) you have to go for 4th generation as all previous versions had the same GPU (VideoCore IV [1080p@30]). rpi4 has VideoCore VI.
@hund Atleast my Odroid C2 can handle 1080p 60fps streams.
So i'd imagine a RPi4 can handle it (maybe even 4k).
@hund what's up with the TV/Desktop?
@iah I'm moving to a larger apartment and it's going to have to live in the bedroom.
@hund the desktop? Congrats on upgrades :)
@iah Yes. Thanks!
What about a RockPro64? It has gigabit Ethernet.
@herag I'm considering their upcoming HTPC with remote. Hopefully you will be able to program the buttons to anything.
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