default_user8 wrote: ↑
Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:04 am
OSMC is outdated and not supported as well as libreelec.
I read a comment from Sam Nazarko (OSMC) that the approach being taken for RPi4 support is different between Libreelec and OSMC.
He wrote soon after RPi4 release:
this (Libreelec) approach uses MMAL and some patches to make it work with GBM. This allows 4K decoding but output will be limited to 8-bit. I suspect most people will want to watch 4K UHD releases, so this isn’t very useful.
There are also some caveats with this approach.
MMAL is about to be removed from Kodi (days away) so it is a dead end technologically.
Instead, we will support SW decoding for Kodi v18 and focus on doing HW acceleration (the right way) for Kodi v19 (Matrix). This way we have feature parity (with older Pi models), so 1080p will continue to play well and won’t expose issues with MMAL + GBM. We also don’t waste time supporting something that will live a very short existence.