Minix X8-H Plus

  • I am running OE on my Minix and would be so happy if you consider to support X8-H Plus.
    Thanks for your hard work.

    Beelink MiniMxIII kszaq LibreElec 7.0.2.006 (microSD)

  • I'm already for nearly two years using OpenElec on my Minix X8, X8-H and X8-H Plus (I had all three).
    It would be really great if a LibreElec build would become available indeed!


  • What (or who) and where are the sources for these builds?


    Alexander Surkov used to make builds for the Minix, I believe he based those on the Codesnake ones. But we haven't heard from him for a while.


    The compiled builds are available on amlinux.ru/image but I don't know where the source codes are.

    Edited once, last by Arcee ().

  • I too would be very grateful for a Kodi build running on LibreElec for my Minix X8-H Plus. Kodi is marching on…

  • Yes, it would be such a shame if support for this good piece of hardware died together with OpneELEC. LibreELEC seems to be the way to go to have Linux and Kodi running on Minix boxes. I am in no way developer but I would be willing to support the development in any way I can...

  • I'm aware of the links. There are no offiical plans at this time. The Amlogic scene is a rats nest of hardware and media piracy issues so although we would like to support more hardware it's really not clear what role LE can (or should) play in advancing things.


  • ...The Amlogic scene is a rats nest of hardware and media piracy issues...


    Do you have some sources?

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    Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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    ^^ the problems with Android boxes and "free streaming" repos are not exclusive to Android. Users who demand greater value for their unlicensed $25 clone box are being offered OE (and as that project stagnates, soon LE) installs as an alternative to Android with the lure of free software updates and pre-loaded addons. Minix are not one of the pirate box vendors, but many far-east manufacturers are ripping off their (and similar) box designs to gain Linux compatibility. This means any progress achieved on current generation Amlogic chips like S812/S905 benefits both the community of users (which is great) and the pirate box makers (which is not). We inherited support for WeTek Amlogic hardware from OE but are happy to continue there because WeTek are a major technical contributor to Kodi (a significant level of Amlogic development for Kodi originates from their developers). We are adding Odroid C2 support as this is a bare-board which appeals to a different demographic. I am acutely aware that our position with those vendors doesn't result in a rational argument against working with other devices, but as we simply don't understand who everyone in the Amlogic scene is (as most historic Amlogic development on OE has taken place outside our view) it's a rats nest of technical, political and social issues influenced by piracy. As a result we prefer to move VERY slowly .. so right now (this week, and our position is a moving target) there are no official plans for these devices.

    Edited once, last by chewitt ().

  • Thanks for explanation. Now I understand what the problems are but I don't think that no support for some Amlogic chipsets will help to get rid of those problems.

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    Have you tried turning it off and on again?