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raspbian Kodi edits to enable 4k h265 hardware decode

Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:00 am

I installed Kodi from apt-get and I can't get 4k h265 hardware video decoding. Anyone know which file to edit to enable this?
Thanks.

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Re: raspbian Kodi edits to enable 4k h265 hardware decode

Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:49 am

The version in the repos is actually a bit behind the latest. I suggest using the libreElec install which has the latest. The repo version will be updated, but not sure of schedule.
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Re: raspbian Kodi edits to enable 4k h265 hardware decode

Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:39 am

chipace wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 3:00 am
I installed Kodi from apt-get and I can't get 4k h265 hardware video decoding. Anyone know which file to edit to enable this?
Thanks.

+1 LibreElec is the best option at this present time:

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Re: raspbian Kodi edits to enable 4k h265 hardware decode

Sat Jun 29, 2019 8:43 pm

Thanks jamesh and fruitoftheloom.
Does that mean not using raspbian? I could not see a repository that would just give me kodi (without the LibreElec OS).

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Re: raspbian Kodi edits to enable 4k h265 hardware decode

Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:07 pm

yes, I believe that is what they were suggesting - the kodi version in the buster repositories does not have the patches yet.
As LibreELEC is focused on multimedia, they add their own patches etc. for the Pi, which allows it to play 4K - currently AFAIK the only distro to allow that.
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