9.2.7 Discussion

Update to CoreELEC 19 as 9.2 become EOL and try again with a clean fresh install.

Ok. Thanks. I don’t see v19 as an option to update on the device…does that mean a fresh install instead of an update? Flashing the SD card and all that?

You can try to backup settings and restore them using CE settings but you will have headaches with old python gen2 add-ons. Better start from scratch, look for your favorite add-ons if they were ported to Matrix.

If you don’t want to lose your settings, download CE 19.2 Matrix RC3 and drop tar (or img.gz) in /storage/.update. Restart the device to update

Remember that all addons have to be upgraded to Matrix versions after CE upgrade.

If you don’t mind starting from scratch, then a fresh install is the recommended way to go.

Kind of wish I saw your post earlier about dropping the img file into the update folder. I ended up doing a fresh install of 19.2 and that fixed the problem. 25 fps videos play fine now with no stutter or skipping.

I will keep your handy tip for future reference because fresh installs (while always a good way to go) are a pain and time consuming with re-setting everything.

The majority of our end users are unaware that the img.gz can be dropped in the .update folder and will instead go for the tar file. The only difference is that the image takes longer to decompress before the update starts.

The profile issue is gone? I noticed that in K19 theres no working profiles, would glad to hear this is no more a thing :slight_smile:

There is a Kodi add-on I use (PseudoTV) that is still in Python 2 and therefore, I cannot use it with Kodi 19.x. (I’m aware of PseudoTV Live for Kodi 19.x but don’t like it.) My question is…Is there any siginificant improvements in HDR10, HDR10+ or anything else in Kodi 19.x “Matrix” or can I still play HDR10+ videos on my VIM3 Pro to a Samsung QN90A display with CoreELEC 9.2.8/Kodi 18.9?

tl;dr: what can Kodi 19.x do that Kodi 18.9 cannot?