Ubuntu MAT 16.04 for Raspberry pi is now official

It didn’t go at the same time, something understandable in part, but the Ubuntu MAT team has already launched Ubuntu MAT 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) for reduced board computers Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3. Like its big brother, the release of Ubuntu MAT for Raspberry Pi has taken place after several months, although being what is known as a “port”, the work has been less than in the version for to computers.

Since beta 2, which was released in early April, the developer team has included some powerless new features. The OpenMAX IL video playback accelerator hardware has been added to the VLC player, but users will need to enable it from the OpenMAX IL option in the Tools / Preferences / Video menu. On the other hand, full support for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth components of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B SBC.

Ubuntu MATE 16.04 arrives on the Raspberry Pi

On the other hand, support has been added for MMAL (Multi-Media Abstraction Layer) hardware for accelerated video playback on media server FFmpeg. To use this new feature with FFplay, users must specify the h264_mmal codec (for example, – ffplay -vcodec h264_mmal video.mp4). The minimum size of microSDHC cards has also been increased to 8GB and tboplayer software has been removed.

I must confess that I have never tried a Raspberry Pi, but I am convinced that Ubuntu MAT will do well on the famous and small motherboards, as I already used it on a more limited computer. In any case, I think it would be worth a try. If you have a Raspberry Pi 2 or a Raspberry Pi 3 and want to try Ubuntu MAT 16.04 LTS on your little computer, you can download its image from the following link. You can find more information on the official website (which can also be accessed from the link).

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