Z83 and DietPi

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Z83 and DietPi

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Just setting up this Christmas present and very impressed.

So far Emby-Server running stably with Mono 5.4.1.6.

Tonido installed with one addition step - I had to install libpng12-0_1.2.50-2+deb8u3_amd64.deb downoaded from Jessie rep manually. And a big bonus is the Windows sync client works.

Syncthing working fine.

Wifi doesn't work - haven't tried audio or bluetooth.

Hardware transcoding using Emby-Server not working (given this device has Intel graphics this may become possible?). In fact streaming 1080p video files does not work as well as with my XU4.

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Hi John,

Excellent, great to hear :)

You know more than I do in regards to hardware transcoding :D, not something i've had a chance to really dig into yet.
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Hi John,

very nice Christmas present and good to read you have so much fun with it.

Can you please share a link to your device with us? Thanks.

We wish you and everyone a merry christmas by the way.

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k-plan wrote: Can you please share a link to your device with us? Thanks.
Hi K-plan,

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Mesuvid ... 0.0.THFICq

This was the one I bought but at $87 US (price has gone up, but many similar models available).

When you consider this price includes power supply, 32 MB eMMC on board, Windows 10 license and postage - good value. Quality is another matter, time will tell.

But nice device.

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Hi John,

thanks for the link. :D

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johnvick wrote:Quality is another matter, time will tell.
Yep, i found the plastic case is a little too "plastic fantastic", however, the PCB quality appears top notch.

The beelink AP34 has a metal case, although, its pretty much the same inside all these devices, minus any CPU changes.
Misses is using one for main PC:
https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc/pp_617333.html
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That's a higher spec model than the one I have. Interestingly the cost of a "Linus" model and a Windows one is the same so they are not charging for Windows licence? I seen similar up to i7 on Aliexpress at good prices.

I briefly tried out the my one with Windows seemed quite usable. Extracted to Windows key to possibly transfer to a desktop I'm planning to build.

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I just want to report that the newest 6.1 has allowed me to remove an Odroid XU4 form acting as a file server/plex serevr & a Tinker Board from Torrent server/Sickrage box. The Z83-II is doing all the above jobs and is better at Plex then the XU4 which will from time to time bog down. Nice job :-)
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n8xyn wrote:I just want to report that the newest 6.1 has allowed me to remove an Odroid XU4 form acting as a file server/plex serevr & a Tinker Board from Torrent server/Sickrage box. The Z83-II is doing all the above jobs and is better at Plex then the XU4 which will from time to time bog down. Nice job :-)
Yep, I found the same, great little board the Z83-II, highly recommended.
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I purchased an Intel Z8350-based mini PC and noticed an immediate 2.5x transfer speed improvement when syncing two external hub drives via the USB 3.0 port vs the USB 2.0 ports on the Odroid C2. These Z83 boxes are an excellent choice to install DietPi 6.x on. Great work!
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