Is nearly every decoding done in hardware (x265, DTS etc.) and the CPU is quite limited, so huge skins and softwaredecoding will be slow/nearly impossible? My current NUC does not support x265 in hardware, so decoding it is impossible . DTS has been an issue for some devices in the past.
What CPU does it have? There is a difference between a quad-core x86 and between all those ARMs.
What about the storage, is it fast enough for big Kodi databases or do you recommend using MySQL on another device on the network?
Is SDXC supported or just SDHC?
What’s the max. speed of the eMMC and the cardreader?
There’s people on the forum who are using “huge skins” (Aeon based); don’t know which one you would be referring to.
Most video is HW decoded; not sure for Audio but don’t think that is as much of an issue as video.
CPU is a AMLogic S905x. Check this review for more info: https://www.avforums.com/review/osmc-vero-4k-media-streamer-review.13857
This was for the 4K, 4K+ is even improved…
As for database, again what do you consider large? I’ve got about 1500 movies, 6000 songs and 4500 tv-episodes and experience no issues with the speed of the database. I’m coming from an RPI2 and the Vero4k was a huge improvement. And the new Vero4k+ is supposed to be even faster… Might not be as fast as a NUC but consumes far less power as well.
Check with @sam_nazarko but I think you can order one and if it does not perform as expected you can return it. As for support, you will not find a device with better support from the developer (Sam) and the community! At least 5 years (monthly) updates…
It’s also missing framepacked (full res) 3D so unfortunately not the complete package but I still have hopes for that arriving this year. Dolby Vision would obviously be amazing but I don’t even know about available content and there’s definitely not a single Kodi box out there who can output it. Maybe that’s something left for the Vero 4K Premium one day Btw, I’m using Aeon MQ which is said to be one of the most demanding skins out there and that’s running fluidly. So, if framepacked 3D isn’t absolutely important to you I can wholeheartedly recommend the Vero 4K.
Hi @sid6581. Thanks for your feedback. We will never offer Dolby Vision support. But we continue to work on 3D support. With that said: we’ve always encouraged people to buy a device on what it does today, rather than what it may do later.
3D SBS and TB is supported.
MVC can be played back, but only with half-res output currently. Framed Packed output is still in development.
No consumer grade SoC has hardware decoder for HEVC version 2 profiles. This has to be software decoded. The clip did play fine on a Intel system. Amlogic SoCs don’t have the grunt to software decode HEVC range extension profiles. Some profiles can be software decoded on the nVIDIA Shield. I am not sure whether one of the Rockchip SoCs that has hardware decoder support for H.264 4:2:2 also has HEVC 4:2:2 support.