reiper wrote:you're a good man!. nobody else cares about fully working linux + kodi.
openelec is really great but i also want some other features like nas, torrent, vpn, vnc, etc, so... linux.
there is a new version of kodi in testing repo but its impossible to just install it on current jessie. I tried to migrate to stretch but it broke my whole system.
I also tried Arch Linux which has kodi v16 but it still lacks of HEVC and in my case it is impossible to run it as user, only root
btw, anyone has successfully run MPD on rasp jessie? in my case it is breaking after 1-2 songs, totally freezing
The version of Kodi in the Raspbian testing repo, is very likely to be the desktop version, with OpenGL, so it will not work on the Raspberry Pi.
I dont use MPD and it is a little offtopic. It is better to create a new post.
Relatively to my Kodi packages, the optimizations were allready applied after all. I tried to change some things and some more optimizations but without noticeble performance improvement in HEVC. I tried the unoficial OpenELEC Kodi 16 beta 3 build by Millhouse, and it has better performance indeed in HEVC, but not too much better, it couldn't play smooth some 1/2 MBits HEVC 720p videos that I tried. I don't even had or play HEVC files, I had to download some samples to test it, but I know that some people would like the better possible performance for this.
But for what I read and looked in the source code, I think that there are many optimizations that only work with VideoPlayer, the new player in Kodi that is named DVDPlayer till, and including Kodi 16. That test version already has VideoPlayer (kind of a mixed Kodi 16 and Kodi 17 build) and that is the reason for having better performance in HEVC I believe. So, not much that I can do for Kodi 16. I doubt that OpenELEC 7 Kodi 16 will have better performance than that test version, unless they also mix in VideoPlayer too.
I will compile new versions of Kodi 17 in the next days to see how it is performing on Raspbian.