Sending device ID over HDMI

I acknowledge this is an extremely first world problem…

All my devices send their name to my HDMI splitter scaler apart from my Vero which is blank. It’s quite useful for logs etc. Is there any way to add it in the config?

I don’t know about the splitter part, but right now, you can open a shell (ssh or localkeyboard way) to your Vero4k and enter this in the shell:

systemctl stop mediacenter
nano /home/osmc/.kodi/userdata/peripheral_data/cec_CEC_Adapter.xml
systemctl start mediacenter

While in nano, locate this line:
<setting id=“device_name” value=“Kodi” />

edit the Kodi part, to what ever you want (limit 15 chars) and Savw (CTRL+x,y,ENTER).

We are working on a patch for OSMC to change this to reflect your selected hostname, and updated when you change your hostname.

I noticed with the 19.1 builds, it now sends an ID to my scaler.

Kodi v19 has a new libCEC and Vero 4K + a new kernel – so it makes sense that CEC behaviour has improved.