Thanks for the free software, just bought a Raspberry Pi4 just for LibreElec. I have some issues though. I will label them below.
1) I have a Fire TV 4K and it seems to play everything in 4K fine, in VP9 and x264 and x265. I notice on my Pi4 only x265 4K plays back smooth, the other codecs (4K VP9 and 4K x264) stutter every second. Is this just a limitation of the software or the Pi hardware itself ? Is this something that can be fixed in the future or is that just the way it is forever ?
2) No need to answer this question, I worked out the solution just before clicking submit on this message, but I have left the question here so others in my situation can see the answer. Even if I add the code "hdmi_enable_4kp60=1" in my config.txt file it still refuses to change to 4K 60fps on my Samsung 4K TV. I realise not much uses this format, but some might in the future. I am also curious why it doesn't work given I have added that tag. I have a 2018 Samsung 4K TV. With my FireTV 4K it automatically loads Kodi in to 4K 59fps, so I know my TV can do it, all 4 of my HDMI ports are 60fps 4K compatibe. Any idea here ?
Answer : The solution was HDMI UHD Color. In the TV menu of my Samsung TV I had to go to External Device Manager, and then HDMI UHD Color, and then click the radio button beside HDMI 2 which is where my Pi is plugged in to. So in a nutshell, UHD Color had to be activated on the HDMI port.
3) My Pi4 automatically loads with 4k 30fps. The scan on screen is fine, as everything fits. But I notice screen tearing sometimes when I move between icons. If I change to 1080p 60fps this virtually goes. However Kodi does not fit on the screen properly unless I use the Video Calibration feature. If I keep it on "Resolution 1080p" and "Refresh Rate = 60fps" and use the Video Calibration to fit Kodi on the screen, am I losing out on anything ? Will videos still play correctly in aspect ? Can I also play 4K videos with this setting at 1080p ?
4) I have used the SSH shell via Windows 10 WinSCP but I can't save files due to write protect. I saw a online help file but I couldn't get my head around what to do even after reading it. Please bear in mind I am a 2 day newbie to all of this. Any idea how I can remove write protect with WinSCP ? Thanks.
5) Is "Resolution" in the Kodi menu JUST for the GUI ? And the Whitelist for the videos ?
6) Following on from my self answered Question 2, does having "hdmi_enable_4kp60=1" in the config mean there WILL be negatives even if I have the Resolution set to 1080p ? Should I remove the tag from the config text if I am unlikely to play 60fps ? Or does it only use more heat and power when actually playing 60fps 4k ?
Thanks again for the software and doing it for free !! Much appreciated. Please don't think I am ragging on it by saying about the pros of the Fire TV, I realise they are different beasts, I just mention out of curiosity of the differences and if they are software or hardware related. The positives of LibreElec over the FireTV 4K is my old AVI files work great in Kodi now, where as on the FireTV they stutter unless I turn off hardware acceleration. Also I have an annoying audio sync issue with the Fire TV Kodi, some files need 300ms adjusting and others don't, so it is a nightmare.