Raspberry Pi Zero W

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    PROJECT=RPi DEVICE=RPi ARCH=arm make image


    ^ that will get you an image, but it will run poorly because LE10 is not properly functional on non-RPi4 pi devices at this time, and even when we fix the main bug preventing an RPi2/3 release it will still run poorly on RPi0/1 devices because they don't have enough RAM for the new video pipeline; which is why we have no plans to release images for them anymore.

  • it will still run poorly on RPi0/1 devices because they don't have enough RAM for the new video pipeline

    In this video from 2017 we can see LE ate only 18% RAM on Pi Zero:


    ** VIDEO DELETED DUE TO SHOWING PIRACY ADDONS **


    Do we regressed so much since then?

    Would adding some swap help?


    PS: asking in spite Pi Zero 2 W just launched, it's much more powerful but still has only 512MB of RAM..

    Edited once, last by bam: Pi Zero 2 W ().

  • Hi bam - it is the change to use v4l2 and the video decoding process, not Kodi/LE itself, but without the video decoding - doesn’t fit the brief.


    By default 512MB CMA is used - previously 384MB was used but that was not enough to handle all 4k HEVC files. This can be tweaked with the cma dtoverlay - but keep in mind that if you reduce CMA memory you risk running into video decoder / graphics issues.