Odroid C2 10bit h265 1080p playable?

  • I'm currently using Raspberry Pi2 and I'm wondering if I would be able to play video file with following spec on Odroid C2:


    Format : HEVC

    Format profile : Main [email protected]@Main


    Bit rate : 1 600 kb/s

    Width : 1 920 pixels

    Height : 800 pixels

    Frame rate mode : Constant

    Frame rate : 24.000 FPS

    Color space : YUV

    Bit depth : 10 bits

    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.043

    Writing library : x265 2.2+2-998d4520d1cf:[Windows][GCC 6.2.0][64 bit] 10bit


    Format : AAC

    Format/Info : Advanced Audio Codec

    Format profile : HE-AAC / LC

    Codec ID : A_AAC

    Bit rate : 307 kb/s

    Channel(s) : 7 channels

    Channel(s)_Original : 8 channels

    Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, Back: L R, LFE

    Sampling rate : 48.0 kHz / 24.0 kHz

    Frame rate : 23.438 FPS (1024 spf)

    Compression mode : Lossy

  • Yes, this single board computer has dated S905 soc which its VPU has capability to plays 8 and 10bit Hevc with ease.

  • RPi2 will not cope with 1080p HEVC content but an RPi3 (especially with a little overclock) is normally okay. Any S905 (or newer) device like the C2 has native hardware decode for HEVC so it's not an issue.

  • Thanks for replies.

    Well, I know S905 has HW decoder, but at the same time I remember how my old Core i3 laptop wasn't able to accelerate h264 with more than 3 ref frames, resulting in dropped frames, so I just wanted to make sure if I swap RPi2b for C2 I won'd end up still not being able to play 1080p h265.


    BTW, is there any other alternative better than C2 I should consider (cheap, low power consumption, HDMI-CEC with KODI)?

  • as it stated before S905 soc is capable to play Hevc content, not only in 1080P but up to [email protected] without frames drop. if you need a device for kodi and not for some computer project go and buy a device with S905X or S905D because S905 is already outdated. read this thread Choosing a S9XX guide if you want to know which one is suitable for you.