I guess I'm a little bit behind the times, as I am still running OpenELEC on my HTPC's and hadn't heard of LibreELEC until about 5 minutes ago.
I thought the OpenELEC releases had slowed down, and now I know why. :p
So, I used to roll my own Kodi installs ontop of barebones desktop-less Ubuntu distributions directly starting into Kodi ontop of Openbox. This wasnt always the most stable solution, and since Kodi serves both as our media library, PVR anfd LiveTV viewer (via MythTV plugin) my significant other was getting awfully tired of her TV Shows crashing to console.
That's when I started using OpenELEC as it got more testing and was more stable. I ran it with a GT 720 for some time and this worked great until recently, when I needed to play 4k HEVC content. The GT 720 is stuck on VDPAU Feature Set D, and thus cannot decode HEVC content. 1080p 24hz HEVC content can be handled by the CPU (a Haswell based i5-4570T), but anything above that and the box starts to struggle.
So, I just ordered a used GT 1030 on ebay so I can make the jump to VDPAU Feature Set H and get some of that HEVC hardware decoding goodness. That's when I noticed that OpenELEC 8.04 is stuck on older Nvidia drivers 375.39, about 4 months before the GT 1030 was released.
Can anyone tell me what the Nvidia driver on the latest stable LibreELEC release is? Should my GT1030 work?
Also, am I in for any surprises switching from OpenELEC to LibreELEC? The wikipedia page mentioned that OpenELEC was foked into LibreELEC over "creative differences" but it didn't provide any details as to what those were.
I appreciate any input!