I recently finished making an interactive video installation which was supposed to run on a Raspberry Pi 3. At the time I got the idea that OpenFrameworks was already working fine on the Raspberry while Cinder was still not simple to run on these little machines.
So I chose OpenFrameworks.
But, much to my surprise, OF’s video playback performance at 720p is unacceptable. I then found this addon which seemed to solve the issue. But then I started having all sorts of problems, mainly because this addon is unfinished and seems to have been abandoned.
There is also a tweak you can make on OF to make playback faster, but it’s still not fast enough for my needs (and still much slower than the OMX addon).
As a consequence, since I had a deadline, I ended up having to (temporarilly) run it in a MacMini.
This said it looks like Cinder is now working fine in Raspberry Pi 3 (I wonder if it already was at the time!..) I was considering porting it to Cinder. But before I start I’d like to know if I’ll have the same 720p playback performance problems with Cinder.
Please let me know if this is something worth trying!
Thanks in advance,