U3 - which distro for Kodi

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U3 - which distro for Kodi

Unread postby mfpass » Mon Mar 09, 2015 7:43 pm

Hi,

I read several posts here and still not sure so decided to ask experienced users. I want to use U3 for HTPC installation (currently have old Atom with ION but hardware problems started) but I am not sure what to choose to get smoothest system with hardware acceleration. Should I go with Ubuntu or Android?

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Re: U3 - which distro for Kodi

Unread postby robroy » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:53 am

I prefer Android. I use ES File Explorer to access Samba shares which then autolaunches MX Player. Kodi works well in Android too, its just my preference to use something more lightweight.
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Re: U3 - which distro for Kodi

Unread postby cy1clown » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:31 am

The Openelec is also very good. Have used it myself.
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Re: U3 - which distro for Kodi

Unread postby mfpass » Fri Mar 13, 2015 9:12 pm

Hi,

I tried both and for me performance is better with OpenELEC than android, but I have some doubts if hardware acceleration is used. When I press 'o' during playback I always have 'ff-h264/mpeg/vc' depends on file format. is it correct hardware codec? If not how to enable it (I have it enabled in OpenELEC settings).

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