Posts by harrym

    Please note that Nvidia GPUs will no longer be supported as per LibreELEC 10...

    Nice to know it.

    I think, it is not problem. Libreelec 10 will be actual since 2020. And at least until version 11 (2021-2022?) will be still able to use version 9 for add-on compatibility.

    I do not understand exactly, but it is written somewhere that VDPAU can operate as a VAAPI subdriver.

    Canceling support for nVidia graphics is a shame because nVidia makes the only true 14nm graphics for the HTPC - GT 1030.

    But I think it will not be so bad, because at that time, almost free (<10 USD) to get used second-hand Intel UHD processor boards.

    For fully supported HDMI output (with 1920x1080 px = Full HD) you need at least AMD Radeon HD 5xxx (or above) or nVidia GT 2xx (or above).

    Ideal are (TDP < 20W - passive cooling) HD 5450, HD 6450, GT 210, GT 710, GT 720.

    Pentium Q8200 is more than sufficient.

    4 GB DDR2 too.


    My experience confirms, that for everything in full HD is enough Core 2 Duo 2,66+ GHz or Core Quad 2,33+ GHz (more powerful is of course not a fault :-).

    Those CPUs can suprisingly with Libreelec handle common H265 HDR streams too (only up to full HD, of course - no 2k or 4k videos!).


    1GB of system memory is fully suficient.


    I am using Intel G31+E8400, 1GB DDR2 800, Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR2 (complete consumption at the wall - idle 38W, burn 66W).

    i am using it with small pico PSU (10 USD) and home-made 12V/8A switching supply (from spare part - 7 USD).


    From second-hand components this can be completed very cheaply.


    Now I am preparing new Librelec machine for friends - I bought old ITX board with Celeron 1037U (for 12 USD) with HDMI output.

    I dont know by what is caused (maybe bad microSD card?), but 4 tries and 4 fails.

    Very buggy.

    I can not even finish setup of instalation, because earlier is coming a crashing or a total freezing (mainly during the add-ons instalation)...

    After any error restart is Orange Pi One often booting into 1024x768/60Hz with no chance for changing it back to 1920x1080... :(

    Nice build. Everything is working excepts VAAPI at mpeg2 hardware acceleration. I must deactivate VAAPI for mpeg2 (Radeon HD 5450), because computer is hard-crashing or only falling to homescreen (better scenario with DVD playing).

    I'm trying to solve a similar problem.

    In 8.90.x is something strange, what caused the micro-stuttering in playback.


    In my opinion, this problem is somehow related to the choice of resolution and refresh rate when playing back (new feature in Leia).

    I've been struggling with it for weeks, but without success.

    I am always trying a new revision of Libreelec 8.90.x but without succes (the problem persists in every new release). In the end I always ends with roll back to 8.2.5 (the last revision where is smooth playback of full HD content).

    I am not watching interlaced videos.

    But I have new findings. When I enable lower display resolutions, set the lower the resolution, the smoother the playing of video is.

    So when I play a full HD stream (1920x1080 px) at the resolution of 640x480x60Hz for example, it is practically ideal. (smooth playing without stuttering).

    Did not a developer place a automatic image resize procedure (which cripples the IGP) or something strange in the process of filter queue (in contrast to 8.x.x)?

    I'm having a problem with the latest build of Libreelec (8.90 Alpha - all versions) - the jerking/stuttering video while playing (Intel G31 chipset with CPU E8400).

    In 8.2.5 (any 8.x.x) it's all OK.

    I tried to change all the choices that could affect synchronization in some way, but without success. In short, playback is not smooth. However, CPU power is more than sufficient (usage < 50%).

    In the upcoming build 9.0 something had to be changed to destroy the smoothness of playback.


    Any advice? Did I overlook something? I am doing something wrong?


    I very much appreciate the work of developers.

    I always thought Libreec was a good way to use older hardware, but these issues change my mind.