I have been out of the loop for a while and nowadays I would like to get a more recent Odroid board to build a Linux media box.
For this box I fear most:
- not having mainline support for the kernel
- no hardware GPU/VPU acceleration
- non-working USB/network issues
- random crashes
odroid wrote: ↑Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:05 amODROID-C2 with LibreELEC is the best solution for the media center usage since it supports multi-channel audio with 1080p/4K H.265 video playback and bunch of plugins.
ODROID-XU4/HC1 with Ubuntu/Debian/OMV is the best solution for the media server with Samba, Plex Media Server, Serviio, Transmission, Seafile, Sabre/DAV, Wordpress, NextCloud, OpenVPN and so on.
XU4 Lineage OS is a nice alternative for the media center solution for beginners.
Kodi and YouTube apps should work well. But 5.1ch audio output might not work.
From posts above seems like I should consider either the C2 or XU4/XU4Q.memeka wrote: ↑Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:21 pmwell, i could have told you about my own image for XU4
... where you have gnome 3 desktop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkSgm4JF81U
... and you have mpv running nicely (instead of vlc): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ie7BR3WgXWQ (including with youtube HD links)
... and you have youtube working also with gnome videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGk9V5tBOCQ
... and you have netflix running in HD too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXcoha4eNoo
but everyone is waiting for me to release a version that is easier to install, so I thought of recommending you voodik's android tv, which works extremely well on the xu4. you can install linux in chroot there too (and run all the linux software you want, since it's a linux kernel - that includes samba too), and i prefer it as a media center (no keyboard, mouse, just the TV remote), especially since he integrated live channels (channels from tv antenna connected to tuner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIYsvDhyR18)
but what do i know