I recently purchased a Rock64 SBC. I know that LE is still in alpha for this board, but I thought I had been reading in the forums that people were having reasonable luck with playback and usage. But I'm not. The video playback I get on almost all videos I try, isn't even stuttering, it's still frames that change at seeming random intervals, sometimes every few seconds to maybe 15 or 20 seconds. During this audio plays fine. I also sometimes get kernel panics on boot. It sometimes takes 3 resets to get the GUI to come up. And the GUI will freeze/crash on occasion.
I've had the same results with the current nightly:
The 2 nightlies before that. And the 8.9.x version also won't play video any better.
I've tried using both eMMC and a fast SD card. Same results. If I turn the HW decoder off, it will play non HEVC video reasonably well with the CPU's maxed. But with the HW decoder on, no luck. I've assumed that the comments on the Rock64 decent playback was with HW decoder on, or are people only using this board with LE with HW decoding turned off for now?
If this is the state of the current builds for Rock64, that's perfectly fine, I realize it's a WIP. Unless I'm mistaken, I thought I read that other people are getting decent playback on the board even with HEVC content. And if so, I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.
I'd appreciate whatever clarification I can get, on what I should be able to expect working on the Rock64 build right now.
Thanks very much.