I’m researching an upgrade to my dual core Chromebox running LE. Since h265 is becoming more popular and results in smaller file sizes it only makes sense to get hardware that can play these files without the jittering that I see with the Chromebox.
I been reading through several rather long threads provided by wrxtasy (thank you) and it looks like perhaps a Minix S912 box might be a good choice. Currently all my media is stored on an NAS in h264 (I don’t do much streaming from internet services). I’m working on re-encoding to h265 with handbrake to reduce my library size some (currently about 23TB). That’ll take a few years.
Requirements would be-
“It Just Works” set it up and forget with a good wife approval factor (this is the big one ).
Ability to install LE.
GB ethernet connection.
Pass through audio support for 5.1 DD and DTS at least.
h264 and h265 hardware decode.
UHD video support would be nice but I don’t currently own a UHD tv (probably not far down the road though).
Support for one of the mainline LE auto updating builds would also be nice but not critical.
Would really appreciate any advice, opinions, etc.
Edit: No need for Android apps (AFAIK) or support for streaming services like Netflix. Maybe a Minix U1 might be a better choice? Not sure what their ethernet link speed is.