Long shot: Skype, Zoom, Facebook, Facetime - general video conferencing?

  • Is there any way to do this? I get the impression it can be done on a Pi but it's not easy. Anyone know if there's plugins for LibreElec or even some way to split boot the Pi so it reboots into Raspbian and lets me run these things?

  • LE wasn't made to do all this. Dual-boot with Raspbian is the way you should go.

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  • Fair point entirely!! I thought this was a very long shot.


    Let me ask, is it difficult to dual boot LE and not have LE break itself on updates?

    Any guides?


    Bonus: Some way to have a menu item in Kodi, that you select and it reboots and chooses the other OS?

  • Install NOOBS or PINN on the Pi and you have a boot time menu for selecting the OS to boot. It's not possible to control booting into the OS tho.

  • So even if the default boot option was always Kodi, I couldn't make a one time shortcut which reboots into Raspian? Then once you reboot Rasbpian it auto boots into Kodi?

  • No... You can make Kodi autostart in Raspberry Pi OS (formerly Raspbian), but it doesn't autostart by default.

  • Install NOOBS or PINN on the Pi and you have a boot time menu for selecting the OS to boot. It's not possible to control booting into the OS tho.

    With PINN (and I assume Noobs too) it is possible to select which OS to boot into during boot up process and select which OS is normally booted into etc. Relevant sections of PINN Readme on github :-


    OS Boot Selector

    Sticky Default OS

    OS Boot selection order


    I have Raspbian and LibreElec installed on SD via PINN on RPI4 and with PINN boot process am able to switch between OS as my needs dictate.

    Also able to keep each OS manually updated to latest, when booted into partcular OS etc.


    Not attempted Video conferencing in Raspbian though, use mobile for that these days as much more portable etc.

    RPi4, (LibreELEC 10.0 Nightlies) hdmi0 -> Philips 55PUS7304 4K TV, hdmi1 -> Onkyo TX-SR608 AV Receiver


  • Thanks for your reply, I'll have a play with this.

    I don't suppose you know a way I can make it so I can select the boot OS BEFORE I reboot - so no keyboard interaction is required?

  • Matt Huisman NOOBS Companion Add-on (Raspberry Pi Only) might have provided what you were looking for allowing switch of OS on reboot from within LibreELEC (Kodi) etc.. but as you will read in latest post in following Kodi, thread addon only works with earlier rpis and will not work with rpi4.

    NOOBS Companion Add-on (Raspberry Pi Only)

    RPi4, (LibreELEC 10.0 Nightlies) hdmi0 -> Philips 55PUS7304 4K TV, hdmi1 -> Onkyo TX-SR608 AV Receiver