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odroid xu4q, worth it? some questions also

Unread post by mandilla » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm

Hi,

I'm looking for a replacement for my MXQ Pro-box.

Currently I'm thinking about XU4Q being much faster than C2.
Also other suggestions are welcome, if there's a better option than Odroids.

Questions/requirements:
- Best OS software to run Kodi on? Needs to be able to install it on eMMC. I would like to use either LibreElec or OpenElec if possible.
- HDMI CEC fully supported?
- 4K video playback, restrictions, issues?
- Multi-channel audio passthrough needs to work.

Side note:
Is it possible to use an external blue-ray disk player and use it to play Blu-ray with Kodi?

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Re: odroid xu4q, worth it? some questions also

Unread post by meveric » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:36 pm

mandilla wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Questions/requirements:
- Best OS software to run Kodi on? Needs to be able to install it on eMMC. I would like to use either LibreElec or OpenElec if possible.
LibreElec, CoreElec should be able to run on both C2 and XU4
mandilla wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm
- HDMI CEC fully supported?
Possible on both as far as I remember and supported by LibreElec and CoreElec as well.
mandilla wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm
- 4K video playback, restrictions, issues?
XU4 has only support for 1080p resolution and H264 codec (afterall it's from 2014)
C2 supports 4k output and up to 4k@60Hz H265 videos
mandilla wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm
- Multi-channel audio passthrough needs to work.
Not sure passthrough was always a very discussed topic, maybe someone else knows this.
mandilla wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:18 pm
Side note:
Is it possible to use an external blue-ray disk player and use it to play Blu-ray with Kodi?
Never tried.. DVD works if Kodi is compiled correctly but Blu-ray I've never tried.
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