Posts by pletopia

    Installed the latest generic image on my NUC (its an 8th gen i3). I get no sound in Kodi. Initially when i was messing around with it my audio choices were:

    Default,Default output device(pulseaudio)

    Built-in audio Digital stereo, hdmi(pulseaudio) <-- or something like that, I can't remember exactly now because currently it doesn't even let me go into the audio choice, its greyed out. When i was able to select an option neither one gave me gui sounds. Seems after attempting to play a video which didn't play audio it doesn't let me select anything anymore.

    No idea what else to provide info wise right now but here is my debug log after a fresh restart.


    So i decided to try to run a ROM in ES. It played with audio. Went back into Kodi and now the audio setting is no longer greyed out AND audio is working both in GUI and also in a movie. Reboot the NUC and no audio again and setting is greyed out.

    Before coming across this project I first stumbled across this one.

    LibreELEC-RR 9.x [ Emulationstation | Retroarch | Pegasus | DolphinQT | Moonlight | Chrome | Spotify ]

    I was just curious how they differ.


    Played around with both using usb live sticks.

    I was able to get sound to work with the LibreELEC-RR properly (ie ALSA inside kodi so I can do passthrough) but no sound to come through with RetroELEC in kodi, but it did have sound coming through in the ROMs.

    Other thing I noticed, LibreELEC seems to have stalled in dev as no updates since Oct of '19 and the Kodi build is at 18.4 while RetroELEC has much more recent nightly's and even are running Kodi 18.6 which does bode better for the future.

    Cool. Will post there too.

    I'm curious because I feel limited by the Vero4k+. I know the RPi4 isn't ready yet for proper 4k hdr but its on its way. Plus I wouldn't be limited to 16GB either. Ideally there would be an x64 option as then I would have no problems running my intensive skin and large media collection.

    I was wondering how the performance of the Pi4 compares to the Vero 4k+. I ran CPUBench on my Vero and get roughly a score in the 13500-14000 range.

    I have no problems using my NUC booted into windows with HDR. The pi might be better but it’s newer (newer will always be better...) - you’ll also have the heat issue to deal with. My silent fanless 8th gen NUC is perfect for me at the moment, running much cooler than my pi 4 does just at idle...

    Any chance I can pick your brain PlatypusW? I have an 8th gen NUC and its not working out for me I feel. When I enable HDR in windows it looks horrible, so washed out and gray. Your not having this issue?

    Been a few months and a new build of Kodi since I last asked so I figured I'd check in. Any chance HDR is working yet? Was thinking of buying a 4k tv soon and not have to use a Vero 4k but rather a intel nuc.

    from my understanding Kodi can play 10bit HDR, but you won't see the HDR effect at your screen

    I think at this point I'll just hold off on Linux and 4k. When I do get my 4k TV i'll move my current htpc over to the bedroom and just get a Vero 4k. I know it works properly at this point as its been tested by someone I trust on his amazing LG OLED tv and the guy is a super snob when it comes to video quality :D

    Its been a while since I've been on this thread. I was curious where we stand with LE and 10bit HDR on either nvidia hw or intel hardware. I know the regular builds of LE are still Kodi 17 so they don't do HDR but i know there are development builds now that do ....

    Today my old Zotac Mag box died and I'm looking for a replacement for it. I dont' need anything to run on there other then kodi so I can even go with an Andriod type of box for it but I do like to run Aeon Silvio on it so that does use a bit more resources and i know my Atom box previously was a bit sluggish. I don't have a 4k tv yet but plan to have this box hooked up to one in the next couple months so thats why I would prefer to buy something that is future proofed for that.

    Those seem like NUC's just not built by Intel. Also I can get a NUC for less (yes its without RAM and storage) but I would want less RAM and more storage then either of those box's but thanks for pointing those out.

    I'm just planning on this being a simple Kodi box that will also run an eggdrop and also a glftpd instance for my local network.

    I've thought of maybe setting up Kodi to do emulators but that would be for like NES, SNES, Sega's and maybe N64. Don't think I would need Intel core architecture for that.

    Yes, but be aware that we intend to significantly alter the Linux graphics stack in our development branch in the near future. You should not expect stability from releases based on that branch until that work matures.

    Thats great to hear. I'm still hesitant on buying new gear and was thinking of waiting till next summer to buy a new tv when I move to a new place but I might do it sooner knowing that I have viable options for a player and a decently reviewed 4k tv for my bedroom isn't an A$$ ton of money.

    That generation of NUC supports 10-bit HEVC but fixes for HD audio passthrough are not in current LE releases, because while the available fixes work great on the latest generations of NUC they also break stuff on older generations. Things are resolved once the kernel bumps to 4.13 or so which is available in milhouse dev builds (future LE 9.0, although we are nowhere near alpha releases at the moment) and some other community images found in these forum. The LSPCON internal DP > HDMI design decision attracts pissy comments because it's taken Intel a huge amount of time to recognise and then fix the audio problem (more than a year).

    So if i were to get one of those NUC's and install one of the milhouse dev builds of LE, I will be able to do 10-bit HEVC to a compatible 4k tv?

    Nvidia has not supported 10bit video on Linux from the beginning. It's only Windows which is allowed that honour. Why? I'm sure there is some logic behind that corporate decision by Nvidia.

    Meanwhile, Intel has had its hiccups with BIOS's and drivers. Not to mention the flakey HDMI 2.0 solution they came up with in their hardware design. Even the next Intel generation is whispered not to have proper HDMI 2.0 support.

    So there is no way to do a DIY HTPC that does x265 and 10bit HDR?

    I see you mentioned flaky HDMI 2.0 support from Intel. What does that exactly mean? I was looking at the NUC6CAYH. Seems to fit my bill as I can get that for about 120-130$ and should be strong enough to power my Kodi plus a few other things I have running on my box besides that.

    Just read through this and it seems to be giving that box good reviews and makes it seem like exactly what I want.

    Apollo Lake NUC Review (NUC6CAYH) 3/3: Linux, HTPC and Conclusions – The NUC Blog