If I understand correctly that post, it actually don’t work as expected. He is just writing his opinion. The ffmpeg commit where hardware decoding for amlogic is added to ffmpeg is10 Months old and he ask others to try it to.
@Khadas Support was this tested, should it work with Kadas VIM / Pro?
Test image of Ubuntu Mate KODI. It’s a predefined way. The user “user” password to “1”. The user “root” password “root”. Launch KODI should run as root user (open a console and execute “su -” enter passwd root “kodi”). This version of KODI normally plays full-screen video. After leaving their KODI the screen remains black, you need to switch to another console (Ctrl+Alt+F1) and switch back (Ctrl+Alt+F7).
Activate the multi-boot (if it is already activated, you can skip this step)
Record an image on the medium, to connect to VIM and switch on the power.
For starting to run KODI , open a terminal and execute the two commands.
To switch to root “su -” and enter the root password (in this way, the user “root” password “root”).
To run kodi (the “kodi”). Note that if you choose to exit KODI using the Exit item, you need to manually switch the screen (Ctrl+Att+F1 and after the appearance of the image console to perform a reverse transition in the graphics screen Ctrl+Alt+F7). Network setup and so on for KODI is running in native system, as usual in the desktop.
If you have serial console and u-boot access, you could stop autoboot and type in u-boot “run update”. The prepared image on microSD should have FAT32 partition and prepared aml_autoscript.zip file, which is then read by u-boot.
Please note i did never done this. But i did it successfully with LibreELEC.
If you don’t have Serial console you could use this methodeto boot to u-boot upgrade mode. Also not tested by me.
Serial console is a must have for such developers board.
Beta version (20170623). Image c KODI. This way works as usual with the primary setting. Volume expansion occurs automatically. Pay attention now to run KODI you need to use the tab menu (graphics\sound). Works addons\setings. To configure the WiFi - need to use the setting in the main system. KODI works with hardware and settings, which are executed in the primary system. For WiFi you need to register the correct module in the startup file (/etc/modules).