We just received six Raspberry Pi boards with 512mb ram and plan to use them for HDMI playback.
Initial tests were working great with omxplayer, but we are experiencing extreme stuttering issues for every h264 file that has a bitrate over 3mbits.
After digging through the web, I found that several people play 11mbit files or higher without any issues. I am wondering if overclocking of the Raspberry Pi is really needed to get smooth playback or if there are any recommended encoding settings for files to play on the rasp?
Our current setting:
- gpu split of 256/256
- latest raspbian from http://www.raspbian.org/RaspbianImages and upgraded with
- tried with sandisk extreme pro 32GB 95mb/s cards and with standard class 10 SD cards
- omxplayer from http://omxplayer.sconde.net/ Build date: 23/10/2012 01:40 CEST
- omxplayer started from the console with audio passthrough; also tried with videoclips that have no audio track at all
Also, we tried with various smaller bitrates. Except for h.264 encoded in vbr with 3mbits all the videos stutter.
example videos that we want to play are on vimeo and on youtube: