I can see there is a lot of efforts for building different images and installations on Khadas VIM but there is no focus on audio at all. If you go trough other single board computer forums (especially Rasppbery PI and Nano PI), you will see that audio is one of the biggest (not the main but big enough) driver for the penetration of the hardware. From linux perspective, Khadas VIM is really good serviced by Khadas Staff and Balbes150 for example. Actually I have tested all images from Khadas, Balbes150, SuperCeleron, etc.but what we really need is focus on different communities - Education, IoT, Video, Audio, Smart Home …
I think that Video of VIM is one of the best (even the best) of the market biting all other brands especially with KODI builds from Balbes150 (i know they are based on Kszaq builds but Balbes have VIM dedicated). To stress our (VIM) community to be more creative on different directions we need experienced dev guys to give us more options by doing different implementations for different purpose software. We have stuck with android which is normal because Android is not the first choice for such a platforms, but i believe that Khadas have to push on Lebreelec/Openelec to become a officially supported hardware, dietpi supported platform, armbian as well, why not roone, etc. I will be glad to see Khadas on Volumio, Runeaudio, Moode, LMS or why not Roone websites.
We (my company) are trying to get Hi-Res audio playback on VIM Pro (including DSD 64/128/256/512 and DoP). We have created Audiophile HAT for VIM based on 24bit/384Khz with galvanic isolated asynchronous USB from XMOS with audio re-clock based on Crystek, but we can’t run nothing different than FLAC or ALAC on VIM natively and we need to use “MediaServer” based on different hardware - Raspbery PI or even Orange PI. The problem is limitations of aarch64 and existing images for VIM. Just ruining Ubuntu, Debian or Arbian is definitely not enough to build strong community. We (VIM commubity) need support from outside platforms!
So the question is why to continue to looking for working decision based on VIM if we (mu company) can just switch to UPboard or any PI platform including Odroid?! My answer to this question is because VIM is the best board for Audio/Video! But how to explain this to my boss? When he google “Single board computer audio/IoT/HEVC/SmartHome”, there is no Khadas VIM at all.
I need a support with compiling PERL 5.22 on arm64 for Khadas VIM on Armbian/Debian to run Logitech Media Server 7.9.x.
This will run LMS on Docker container as well including on Libreelec/Openelec and not only on Khadas VIM … which is not bad at all if the source is forum.khadas.com