i’ve been wondering for quite a while how come that despite many users claiming at least some support for h265 (hevc) files playback on raspberry pi i always get either a black screen (audio only) or a complete lockup. and that was also the case with SD resolution files.
as it kind bothered me i loaded the latest osmc image onto a fresh new SD card to find that… h265 worked! to cut it short: i was able to fix my old osmc setup by removing
libavcodec57. i only wish osmc gave me a warning that installing it will break h265 playback.
maybe some of the osmc devs have an idea how this can be fixed to be able to have both.