That answers that Mike - I'll try to be more patient with other projects, thanks guys,.
End of the day the UI is slow, so if I can overclock a tiny bit and get away with it, I'm willign to do it.
I will say the stability has been great, you guys did really well there, thank you.
Nah the thing is, I know a bit more now, it's a linux thing - linux needs some work before HDR is ok - it's a little way away, then Kodi has to add it.
I'd be surprised if we had HDR in less than 18 months from now. After then, maybe a good chance?
By then, a new, low power NUC might be out with HDMI 2.1 too, so win win.
Gotta go without I guess.
Ok thank you! (is it ever supported in stock version?)
Is overclocking Pi4 easy? I'd like to do jut a really basic one (5%, not 25%!)
Do you need to apply the firmware more than once or is it a write once to EEPROM thing?
(the way some of the articles are written, it feels like the firmware isn't permenant?)
Also, I don't suppose you could speculate on UI performance increases for 9.2.1 - the ui isn't ideal as it stands (slower than I'd expect)
Is there anywhere I should look in a few months for "Pi4 testing, but kinda stable" builds?
So it's probably best to hold off a few months before testing?
Is there advanced builds on the 9.2 train?
I am curious to do some testing of Pi4 builds for the future, is there anything out there? I have 9.2.0 but I want to see improvements available for the Pi4 in newer non final builds?
(Example UI performance)
It runs okay at 4K resolution output with the GUI set at 1080. But there is still tearing on the GUI at this time. The GUI at 4k is pretty slow.
The big factor for me is that it lacks deinterlace in hardware making SD and HD (1080i) video from broadcast sources unusable. Video stutters and freezes. This is stopping me replacing my pi3 with this.
Actual 4k h265 seem okay on the few test files I have provided the data rate isn't too high, struggled with 140Mbs file I tried.
Ok but how is the GUI performance, general scrolling TV and movies at 4k UI?
I truly hope this improves in the coming 3 to 6 months
I've had no issues with playback, yet. No 4k content, no 4k options for me. I just wanted a great 1080p unit.
While I'm here though, can I ask, do any Pi4 owners here run the unit at 4 k? if so how do you find it performs at that even higher resolution?
I have the latest firmware on the device, I think, which should reduce the likelyhood of cooking the device, right?
I'm about to get a Flirc case, which should (somewhat) alleviate issues, so I guess I'll consider overclocking.
I hope Chewitt is correct and this is something which will improve in time (??) because I'm kinda shocked a 4k device at 1080p is like this.
Ok sorry to complain.
I kinda assumed the GPU in the pi 4, may be backwards compatible and have a honed driver.
fingers crossed this evolves in time, because if it’s this slow in 1080p, I feel sorry for 4K users
Ok Chewitt, it worked - I was a bit scared, because I wasn't sure what makes it an 'update file' - I just used the full 500MB installer (I had a backup)
It worked fine - the notouch thing didn't work, so I just nano / made one manually.
I'm having one last issue, which is here
but this thread is solved, I hope it helps someone else.
I updated a Raspberry Pi 3B to a 4B.
Considering the 4B is rated as a 4k device and I have a 1080p TV, I was convinced, the UI of Kodi / LibreElec would be wonderful. Dead smooth 60fps.
As it stands, it looks about 15 to 30% better than my Pi3B
It's most noticable scrolling a list of thumbnails up and down, it's juddery, looks like 20fps maybe?
I know it's not a software / driver bug, kinda - because if I drop to 720p it's very smooth, so it's probab not a setting?
This is both 50 and 60hz modes.
Am I doing something wrong? I updated my Kodi machine specifically in the hope of making my wife find the Kodi experience more pleasant, I have a hard time getting her to use it.
Pi 4B, 4GB
Anyone seen this? Any comments? Is the UI being improved for frame rate?
Ok so to clarify, I can add the Pi4 tar, to a Pi3 build and it should still boot?
I've made several customisations to my Kodi build which I'm really happy with
Crontab entries, skin layouts, script files for backups, etc.
Honestly, I thought 9.2.0 was just "Pi 4 compatible" hadn't occurred to me, there would be 2 diff builds.
LibreELEC (official): 9.2.0 (RPi2.arm)
LibreElecPi:~ # uname -r
LibreElecPi:~ # ^C
LibreElecPi:~ # cat /etc/os-release
PRETTY_NAME="LibreELEC (official): 9.2.0"
Can I just literally pull the SDCard, put it in the 4 and it'll work?
I know at one point in time, a RPi 2 to 3 SD Swap was a NO NO, until a certain patch - and Ithink similar for Pi 3 to 4, but whatabout now? 6 months on with 9.2.0 - will it just boot ok?
What's the value of it? Literally playback of 2 different things to different displays around the house? (Pi 4 might be able to do that at 1080p?)
I think maybe more likely a clone display might be useful?