I recall that the last CE version supporting Amlogic binary blobs for video acceleration for older SoCs ( S905/W/X) was based on kernel 3.14.29 and Kodi 18.9 ( Nov '19?) was the last CE version supporting.
Newer CE versions based on later kernels seem to not work nicely with S905/W/X streaming ( 720/1080p.)
Is my impression above correct?
Are Amlogic binary blobs for video acceleration for older SoCs now available in any newer CE versions?
Does this have to do with kernel updates?
- How are newer kernels / CE versions supporting video acceleration in better SoCs?
Through CPU (software) acceleration, given more powerful CPUs?
I have installed CE 19.5 nightly compiled by myself some time ago on a S905W and I recalled 1080p video playback is OK. Now it has armbian installed as a headless server. That S905W can go up to merely 1.2G Hz and I think is a new iteration(regression) of the variant. The kernel should be 4.9.xx
Very interesting…I didn’t know a newer CE version could work ok.
Maybe the newer CE version I tried had issues.
Anyway hope someone else can shed more light on this issue !
Correction: Should be a CE-19.4 Matrix devel 2022xxxx on that S905W.
As for acceleration, I have another S905X3–X96 MP box currently running CE-19.4 Matrix devel, and all local videos within chip capacity play well. By saying within capacity I mean 4K HDR 10 HEVC videos.
So S905W with newer CE version 19.4 should work fine at 720/1080p?
The s905 is not supported. The s905x and s905w are supported by the latest version of coreelec. I have an old mxq prowith a s905x. It works perfectly fine on CE 19.5 even on 4k.