Both N3060 and Z3735F devices work miracles with various low spec linux distros. What can I expect from them running Kodi on a low spec linux, or better LibreELEC ? 4K?
The N3060 should be okay, the other one I've only heard of.
Max HDMI Res 3840x2160 @30 Hz, 2560x1600 @60 Hz
Video decode hardware acceleration including support for H.263, MPEG4, H.264, H.265 (HEVC), VP8, VP9, MVC, MPEG2, VC1, JPEG.
...so yeah, should be fine enough
Both appear to have (limited) HVEC decoding capabilities IF and only IF the OS has an appropriate driver for it. Otherwise there is no hardware decoding and no game on anything above 1080p.
Question: does LibreELEC have the necessary drivers to call on these SoC's (limited) HVEC decoding capability?
N3060 has Intel HD 400 (braswell)
Z3735F has Bay Trail
Question: has anyone sucessfully played HVEC on either of these SoC's with LibreELEC ? And if so, does one need to get any specific drivers for it to work? Linux VLC on these does not play nice with HVEC (I tried, unwatchable)
Some sources (not al, closed too many tabs too fast):
someone reported a hardware hevc decoding success for J3060 NUC box (the same graphics core): HEVC Decoding in Linux for Braswell – The NUC Blog
if you have that N3060 box in near vicinity it's probably quicker to test how current LE performs with a spare USB drive or whatever media.
N3060 4GB RAM
LE9 on USB 3
hardware settings on by default & HQ @ 20%
blank other displays
refresh rate dropped to 23.98 in settings
alas, hevc file 23.98 10 bit planar not possible to watch
anything I might try to get it to play ball?
If N3060 not possible, which would be the current 3 "cheapest" devices running HEVC @ 30 refresh in 10 bit ?