add preview Kodi (19.0-ALPHA1) support (work on fbdev mode)
Kodi has hardware acceleration, but some video format still use software decoding.
The image name contains EMMC means that it is for EMMC installation, can only burn to eMMC storage, please refer to Upgrade Via a USB-C Cable.
The image name contains SD_USB means that it is for SD/USB installation, can only burn to SD card or U-disk, need Android running on eMMC and activate multi-boot, please refer to Boot images from external medias.
By the way
Ths images are built using Fenix scripts, you can use it to build your own image!
@numbqq Kodi labels its codebase in preparation for the next release, e.g. at the point where Kodi 18.2 is tagged and released a PR will be merged to bump the codebase to 18.3-rc. So you are not using Kodi v19 alpha 1, you are using Kodi v19 pre-alpha code and there is no declared schedule for the Alpha 1 release at this time. I recommend you switch these images back to Kodi v18.3 (current release) as the Kodi v19 codebase (master branch) no longer supports amcodec and there never will be an Alpha 1 release that works on the Amlogic 4.9 kernel. Team Kodi is in the process of removing all single-vendor and proprietary interfaces (amcodec, iMX6, omxplayer, MMAL and VDPAU) in preparation for switching the Linux codebase to FOSS standards (GBM/V4L2 or GBM/Wayland). VIM3 will be supported via GBM/V4L2, which is already quite usable.
Council. Don’t waste time on this old junk (kernel 4.9). It is better to use the main core 5.x. the Main kernel is already ready enough to be used in Ubuntu images. By the way, it already has a frequency control (now I’m testing a new image of Armbian and LE and see how in idle mode it is reduced to 500, when the load is increased to 1800), sound and the ability to use HW for most videos.
My work hasn’t been with the VIM 3 but the older Midgard GPU’s, X11 doesn’t offer any hardware acceleration for Mali GPU’s, You can use meson and build for the wayland desktop. You can also use the mesa desktop plugins for XFCE.
I’ve been working on the Orange PI one Plus and Rock Pi 4. Both need DKMS access and Kernel headers as well. The repo that they gave most likely has that taken care for you though. OpenCL is also what I’m look at for mining while not in active use by me for a daily driver.