Posts by blackie

    Other user opinion:

    It's not nice to disrespect someone else work because it's based on outdated kernel when there is no alternative.

    I understand we are currently in some transition period before working mainline linux support is available.

    It's the future no doubt and I want to be optimistic that one time sooner or later current generation of AML chips will get proper mainline support.

    But until then we are stuck with old kernel based builds because there is no other way.

    I appreciate hard work of devs on both fronts and would like to ask both groups - please, respect each other and don't waste your time fighting.

    Work of both groups is very important, we need you to continue improving our KODI experience NOW and in the FUTURE.

    Thanks 8)

    I presume you have an OLED TV which really can modulate the intensity of the lighting pixel by pixel.

    Not so for HDR LCD TV where the whole panel backlight is be set to max and local dimming comes to help.

    At the same time power consumption typically rises from 100 watts to 200-250 watts in HDR mode.

    I have no problem if this would be an optional setting in the future...


    In your opinion, is it technically feasible to design an HDR interface ? In order to have better gradations thanks to the Rec2020. As well as a greater contrast and more beautiful colors. On top of that, it would reduce the cutoff number caused by SDR <-> HDR (For those with more HDR content). Finally, this would offer new possibilities to skins designers.

    That would make Kodi, the world's first HDR interface / OS !

    Menu in HDR mode is not recommended for HDR LCD TVs because backlight/brightness is typically set to max in HDR mode and so it the power consumption. Similar problem appeared in early firmware version of AppleTV 4K and resolved in later firmware versions.

    Most of the content is still SDR and overdrive the TV backlight to the max without a good reason is not the best idea IMHO.

    I have no problem support request to upgrade interface to 10-bit SDR mode which could bring benefits in color gradations.

    Most, but not me. My material is about 90% 1080p HEVC 10bit and my 4k UHD colection is getting larger every day. Pi's obsolete board is no more in my focus, and "Most of us" number will be less and less as time goes by.

    For me Pi3+ is just a grasp for a straw to stay in media player focus.

    I have 2 RPI 3Bs but use them for other projects now. Amlogic based TV boxes are far more useful as video players and future proof because of HEVC and HDR support.

    I have a problem with amazon addon since 8.90.4. Sometimes screen is black, oder its extremly stuttering. In version 8.90.3 everythings works perfekt! What was changed? SOmebody any Idea?

    i need a download for 8.90.3. Can somebody help me?

    I agree, 8.90.3 is the fastest for my S905X boxes. No hiccups when playing 120mbit Jellyfish video, good response to IR remote.

    I has some problems, occasional KODI crash upon entering Libreelec settings or when indexing folder with many movies in subfolders...

    After upgrade to new versions playback of high-bitrate video is jumpy and IR remote control reactions delayed.

    I hope optimizations will fix those problems in the future, but for now I reverted back to 8.90.3 version.

    This is a very important issue for S905 models owners.

    Number of HDR movies is growing, S905 models can play them, but they look bad - very bright and unnatural colors.

    Please implement some HDR to SDR conversion to allow proper output of SDR signal, if possible. Thanks

    Recently I compared my 2 boxes, both connected via ethernet cable and samba server (W7 and W10 PC):

    Beelink Mini MXIII (S905) - 1Gbit ethernet

    Vontar Mini M8S II+ (S905x) - 100 mbit ethernet

    S905X box is unable to play Jellyfish testing videos 40 mbit and above without frequent buffering issues.

    I am a bit disappointed, expected to play files at least 60 mbit videorates smoothly via S905X 100 mbit ethernet interface.

    On the S905 Box I can play 200 mbit test files without buffering (decoding is not fast enough, of course, but no buffering issues).

    Is this normal, or my S905X box has some problem?

    I can confirm the same problem on my Beeling Mini MXIII (S905) with gxbb_p200_2G_1Gbit_RealtekWiFi.dtb

    Also have many retries (about 600) during every iperf test and speed results vary a lot, probably related to retry count.

    On S905x based Mini M8S II box no retries on the same cable. Strange.

    Anyone has tested the RTL8188CU chip wifi dongle in LibreElec?

    My friend has a Vontar Mini M8S II+ with AP6212A chipset and wifi connection is very bad.

    No ethernet cable in the room, router on the other floor so he needs a stable wifi connection.

    Any suggestions or list of supported USB Wifi dongles?


    Hi afl1,

    Looking forward for your KI Pro box review...but I'm a bit impatient :)

    I'm considering whether it's a good idea to buy it now or wait...

    In case you already did some testing and have your opinion, could you please share at least whether the box has your recommendation and lookout for libreelec port (possible or not)?

    Thanks a lot

    Me too, it's unvatchable. Also, my Mele Deluxe remote stopped workking after upgrading to 008 (I have a A95X S905 non X). Any suggestions?

    Best regards!

    Is MELE Deluxe support fixed on newer builds? I'm looking for a good airmouse for my Beelink MiniMX III.
    "MELE Deluxe" is my favourite, also consider "Rikomagic MK705" and "Minix Neo A2 Lite".
    Which one would you recommend for LibreElec?