How to debug bad Kodi Performance?


Yesterday I setup my latest Rasperry Pi (Raspberry Pi 3 Model B ARM-Cortex-A53 4x 1.2GHz) with OSMC and a SanDisk Ultra Android 16GB microSDHC Class 10 .

Firstly, I was getting the “not enough power” warning sign, so I plugged the Rasperry to this : ( POWER: 2.4A Current per port for 4.8 A total power )

The power issue was fixed.

But, things are still slow. (the menus, and the streaming is also buffering often)

I just purchased the MPEG-2 and VC codecs as well from the Foundation.

What kind of logs or reports I can provide you to help me debug this situation?

(or is it just how fast the raspberry actually is?)

PS: I use the “Titan” skin.

Suggest you provide a video showing your menu changes as “slow” is relative. Or alternatively time how long lets say it takes to get into a menu and back (maybe 10 times).

Streaming buffering mainly depends on the continual bandwidth availability which depends on several network factors. The only thing to improve that if you an not ensure a constant bandwidth is increase the network buffers of Kodi.

how can one take a video of a Kodi/rasperry? ( I imagine its not super easy )

are there are recurring problems in terms of performance? (Skins?)

I guess you own a mobile phone!

You can easily browse the topics in this forum and determine that.

So it seems Titan ski is the culprit. Whenever I change it’s settings a lot, then the OSMC crashes (reboots).