Rascas wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:23 pm
hawkeye_a wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:55 pm
Hi folks. New member here.
Been a RPi2 for some years now, and have been using the RPi4-4 for a few months. Been having an issue with Kodi on Buster, and was hoping someone could point me to a fix/solution.
I did a "fresh" install of Buster last week via Noobs, and installed a few apps in Buster (LibreOffice, Gimp, Kodi). I haven't changed any of the default settings of Kodi. Playback of H264 video works like a charm, but anytime I try to play a HEVC(SD; haven't tried HD) file, Kodi crashes and returns me to Buster's desktop. This has happened multiple times so far.
(Apologies if this issue has been answered elsewhere)
Post your Kodi debug log after reproducing the problem:
Apologies for not posting any logs yet. I wanted to make sure it wasn't anything specific to my build/pi, so I started from scratch and:
-updated the Raspberry Pi firmware to 2.4.1(latest as of 7 days ago?)
-Installed Raspbian(within the past 7 days)
-installed Kodi using apt (version 18.4?)
I tested playback from an external USB harddrive. H264(sd and hd) videos play fine. HEVC(any resolution) causes the screen to go blank momentarily, Kodi crashed and I'm back at the Raspbian desktop.
Off a different SD card, with LibreElec(Kodi 18.5?), playback of HEVC(any resolution) from an external USB drive is just fine, and it appears to be using hardware decoding(judging by the processor/memory activity monitor).
Note*:I havent tried playing HEVC files in VLC on Raspbian.