Does OSMC work on Raspberry pi 4?

#1

Doses OSMC support the Raspberry pi 4? If so, how does video playback preform? If not, how long until it is supported?

#2

Not yet, but support will be added ‘soon’.

Software decoding will be possible after the release, so this will be limited to 1080p.
More details are on the blog.

#3

I’m optimistic they will do better than that. I prefer OSMC, but the alpha release of LibreELEC has very impressive hardware support on the Pi4 already.

Test files: http://jell.yfish.us/

jellyfish-90-mbps-hd-hevc-10bit plays perfectly, no dropped frames. Low CPU.

jellyfish-120-mbps-4k-uhd-hevc-10bit looks very good but some dropped frames. Still low CPU.

jellyfish-120-mbps-4k-uhd-h264 plays far worse than the hevc-10bit version for some reason. Call it alpha issues probably.

#4

Pi4 doesn’t support H264 above 1080p which is why the last jellyfish clip does not work well.

We will introduce hardware acceleration with Kodi v19 (and nightlies) with V4L2/GBM. The HW method currently used by LE is a stopgap and deprecated. It will shortly be removed as a video acceleration pathway from Kodi.

I have explained this in detail in the blog post