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Luca Carlon
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Mounting Shared Directories on Ubuntu Running on VMWare
This post is mostly for myself :-) This was very simple years ago; actually it was automatic. Now, I have no idea why, but shared directories are not automatically mounted anymore. By searching online it is incredibly difficult to find a proper answer: I tr...

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Experimenting with Pi3 optimisations - POT 5.6.0-beta1 with Qt 5.8.0 built for armv8 with GCC 4.9.4
At the moment I still don't want to test custom firmwares or 64 bit arch builds, but I started to test a couple of new features: a new compiler from Linaro (the one provided by the foundation keeps giving me headaches), version 4.9.4 instead of 4.8, and opt...

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Hardware Accelerated QtMultimedia Backend for Raspberry Pi and OpenGL Shaders on Video
EDIT: This article is completely outdated. Refer to newer posts for properly working builds, instructions on how to build etc... In particular: " Using POT Builds " and " Build Procedure for PiOmxTextures ". In some previous posts I developed a custom QML c...

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Hardware Decoding in Chromium through QtWebEngine on Raspberry Pi
A few months back I decided to try to implement hardware decoding in WebKit . Unfortunately this task is always pretty long and complex for many reasons. I found the time to draft an implementation for WebKit1 , which is pretty useless as WebKit1 in Qt is o...

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Binaries for POT 5.5.0-beta1 on Qt 5.8.0-rc1 and Experimental Accelerated QtWebKit
A new version of Qt is out and some interesting changes are being developed. Interesting work was done on WebEngine. This package contains an experimental build of Qt 5.8.0-rc1 with the POT driver to provide hardware acceleration to video decoding and rende...

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Binaries for POT 5.4.0 on Qt 5.7.0 and Experimental Accelerated QtWebKit
So far, no real complains about POT 5.4.0-beta1 so I suppose it is sufficiently safe to consider it POT 5.4.0. Refer to this article for more info.

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Binaries for POT 5.3.0-beta1 on Qt 5.6.0 and Experimental Accelerated QtWebKit
This is an experimental version of POT that includes a few new features. The driver now includes an experimental version of playback of remote content including proper buffering of the media and the QtWebKit library is able to play videos using proper hardw...

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Binaries for POT 5.4.0-beta1 on Qt 5.7.0 and Experimental Accelerated QtWebKit
This is a new binary package including the same content of POT 5.3.0-beta1 package , with two update: new improvements in POT taken from omxplayer code; bump to ffmpeg 3.1; based on Qt 5.7.0. The build includes support for network protocols and WebKit 1 sup...

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Streaming from VLC to a Qt App on HTTP Using POT
The latest version of POT (5.3.0-beta1) implements some kind of buffering which makes it also possible to do some streaming. ffmpeg provides what is needed to work on protocols like HTTP. This video is a little demo showing how simple it is to stream from V...

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Binaries for POT 5.3.0-beta1 on Qt 5.6.0 and Experimental Accelerated QtWebKit
This is an experimental version of POT that includes a few new features. The driver now includes an experimental version of playback of remote content including proper buffering of the media and the QtWebKit library is able to play videos using proper hardw...
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