Posts by Aroosha

    LE is currently built around the assumption of being installed on an IPv4 device behind a NAT gateway in a domestic/home network. As a result you should assume there is only partial support for IPv6 in the OS. In fact i'm surprised there is any, as last time I actually looked it was mostly disabled everywhere. You are welcome to make suggestions on improvements, but AFAIK none of the core team have access to IPv6 networks to validate any suggestions that are made. Things that appear (or not) in the settings GUI could simply be things that didn't exist in connman when the settings add-on was originally written in 2012/2013 so it's worthwhile cross-referencing with connman documentation and the "connmanctl" utility. If you make changes via connmanctl they will be persistent.

    Aroosha… Thanks a ton for your help, this is exactly what I was looking for. I had been looking all over for stuff, but it seems everyone that has a good 4k build always has the Caveat "will support 8bit, not 10bit" etc... going to look into this odroid-n2 and CoreElec today.

    your welcome, just keep in mind that ODROID-N2 is new and very powerful platform but not mature enough, and lots of things in progress like its open source GPU driver. hear list of things works and does not work with new ODROID-N2. Odroid N2 test builds(click)

    It seems there is working version of CoreELEC availeble for ODROID-N2, " that has all the main compenents working to be able to use this device on a daily basis, including booting from both SD and eMMC, DVB support, hardware decoding, HDR, network and sound!" check it out!

    As far as i know there is no 4K 10bit HDR support in any Intel, Amd, Nvidia, x86_64 platform yet when using Linux, LibreELEC. You need to understand that Linux is still evolving support for HDR but development and migrating to modern Linux kernel are in progress and soon you will have many option to choose like new ODROID-N2 with amlogic S922X chip. my advise is for know look for temporary solution like cheap S905D with Gigabit Ethernet or more pricey Apple TV 4K running the MrMC App. you can find more information hear-4K HDR10 - State of Play thread - important media player limitations (click).

    As far as i know the HDMI port of this NUC only support the older 1.4a standard so you can't get refresh rate beyond 30 HZ in 4k resolution. An HDMI 2.0 output can be added via converter from DisplayPort to get 60 HZ refresh rate output, but i don't know whether this will work in Libreelec or not.

    Perhaps you are using the wrong device tree,. download the device tree that suitable for your device and rename it to dtb.img then Copy and replace the renamed file to main folder of SD card. if you need proper help from forum members please provide full Kodi log as described.

    Well as far as HDR is your concern none of libreelec supported Amlogic socs can produce true HDR video nor kodi krypton is ready for that. HDR formats composed of many different parts, per pixel brightness metadata, wider color gamuts and more colors(aka 10,12 bits colors ) In other words, they're brighter and more colorful. none of libreelec supported Amlogic socs can do all aspect of HDR at the same time for example S905x soc you mentioned above output 8bits colors instead of 10 and produce fake HDR.

    Well ODROID C2 can decode 4k HEVC content with ease but keep in mind 4k without HDR is useless because most of 4k content available today are paired with HDR and has wider color gamuts which s905 soc can't decode correctly and the result is washed out colors. s905x/D soc can't output true 10bit colors depth and s912 doesn't support officially by libreelec. if you need true 4k HDR whether you should wait for new Amlogic soc or buy Apple tv 4k.

    How much does it 'actually' actually matter? I have a S912 (MINIX U9) and although I don't have a S905 device to compare with, I don't think you can get any better than that at the moment. With such a big size of a 4K + HD audio movies (for example), you practically/eventually have to store 'em on external storage to stream. Does it really worth having a better video driver and not gigabit? The total experience will be probably even worse?


    -San

    Well if you are happy with your device and it fills your needs that's fine. we all want to have the most powerful hardware but in linux universe having the most powerful hardware does not necessary translate to superior experience. in this case S912 soc is superior in every aspect but it crippled by its driver. there is no official linux driver for this soc and everything's works with hacks will eventually stop working, user reports several issue like subtitle rendering and so on while using s912's devices in LE. nobody knows the feature if V4L2 and 3d driver release for this devices they become perfect. and if the Gigabit Ethernet is your concern s905D has a Gigabit Ethernet and you can add usb2 Gigabit Ethernet to any s905x devices.

    I was all ready to pull the trigger on a s912 based device but saw wrxtasy comment down the bottom. I don't intend to use the device for netflix but have plenty of h264 720 and 1080p content. Based upon the sticky I thought this would play OK.


    From below this appears to not be the case?


    Thanks!

    you are wrong, wrxtasy comment is about Netflix adaptive streaming, if I'm not mistaken (correct me if i'm wrong) there is no hardware acceleration for netflix adaptive streaming available in LE/kodi/addons for now, your h264/265 720/1080/4k content play fine without any problem in s912 based device.

    Oh joy. Thanks for the info. Seems like I should wait until the next version of the AMLogic Linux Kernel or wait for Apple to add Atmos to the ATV4K.


    Any ETA for the new kernel and LE?

    No ETA for now, the critical part of SOC for new kernel remain untouched like Video Decoders and DVB TS Input , you can check the mainlining progress for Amlogic Meson SoCs hear Meson SoCs. I hope things get done before S9XX become obsolete, because new amlogic socs on the horizon.


    one more thing


    Various forks of Kodi are available for different platforms, For apple's tvOS you can use this fork of kodi MrMC, also there is an effort to brings Kodi v18 Leia to apple's tvOS and sooner or later this will happen. My advice is, stick to your odroid C2 and ATV until new kernel available for s9XX or something come up with HDMI 2.1.