So let’s post this here because it doesn’t get better (actually feels worse) with the 19.x updates.
My hardware setup didn’t change and netflix+hyperion-ng was just running fine on my x96 max+ box. Somewhere with a upgrade to 19.x the audio starts to get out of sync after some time - actually it looks like the video is lagging and played slower. Looking at cpu usage I can see that one or two cores are under full load. This happens not only with 720p material but even when only using SD
So I wonder what to do. Downgrading back to a ce version lower than 19. doesn’t make sense as support for netflix was dropped already.
Not sure what the cause of all this is but it looks like the newer CE/Kodi versions are more resource hungry that the past ones? (Just in case I also disabled wifi completely and tested with ethernet only → same results)
Some cpu usages: Idling in the kodi addon menu:
playing 720p netflix video: