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Kodi On the Tinker Board
#1
Is there an onscreen or LibreELEC version of Kodi to install on an ASUS tinkerboard?  Also will Kodi run faster if it is put onto a faster SD card?
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#2
Here is the link for kodi:
https://drive.google.com/uc?id=0B5gmglOC...t=download
Mikerr posted a topic grouping all the OS:
https://tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-69.html
Yes, indeed the speed of writing the memory card is very important, I recommend an A1 sandisk or a samsung card.
 I'm french

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#3
(03-04-2019, 10:57 AM)Leskriim Wrote: Here is the link for kodi: ...

This version is development state "06.05.2017".

Here you can find a newer dev. version "04.10.2017" from Kwiboo "https: //github.com/Kwiboo/LibreELEC.tv/releases".

Also you can choose a nightly build from "https: //test.libreelec.tv/".

Last but not least you can use the latest official one "https: //libreelec.tv/downloads_new/rockchip/"

And, of course, you can also use an OS of your choice (e.g. armbian, TinkerOS) and try to install KODI on it.
For armbian see this thread "https: //forum.armbian.com/topic/7262-rk3288-media-script-tinkerboard/" to get accelerated hardware.

My tests with libreELEC:
The "latest official" I'm using on an "Tinkerboard" with HDMI path through and one "Tinkerboard S" with 3.5mm stereo audio jack.
Works good - actually only the SPDIF seems to be not working and my external DVD drive is quite unstable to use.

The "nightly build", downloaded yesterday (LibreELEC-TinkerBoard.arm-9.1-nightly-20190228-0111c1d-rk3288.img.gz), runs smoothly and fixed my DVD problem.

My tests with armbian:
Accelerated KODI from media-script (18.x) runs smoothly and X is not needed to run. The CPU temperature seems to be a little bit higher than with libreELEC after playing 10min movie.

KODI with normal (apt-get) installation is v17.x. It must be started within X environment.
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#4
Thank you. Does anyone know if it's worth upgrading a pi 3 to tinkerboard in regards to speed for Kodi?
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#5
(03-04-2019, 04:39 PM)zq8blazer Wrote: Thank you.  Does anyone know if it's worth upgrading a pi 3 to tinkerboard in regards to speed for Kodi?

LibreELEC for Pi3 is better optimized.
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#6
Here is link to Asus tinkerboard KODI, and yes it beats the shit out of RPi3.
RockChip is in LibreELEC now.

libreelec.tv/downloads_new/rockchip/

And Kwiboo has made a version with mainline kernel.
kwiboo.libreelec.tv/test/
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#7
Thanks. So I've installed Kodi on the pi several times now, but it's usually one file that I download. Are there any how-to videos on putting Kodi on the Tinkerboard?
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#8
(03-06-2019, 01:33 AM)zq8blazer Wrote: Thanks.  So I've installed Kodi on the pi several times now, but it's usually one file that I download.  Are there any how-to videos on putting Kodi on the Tinkerboard?

Depends on your way (LibreELEC or armbian with KODI) and your current system to do the installation (win/linux/mac):


For LibreELEC:
Use the "https: //wiki.libreelec.tv/libreelec_usb-sd_creator"

Or just download the image (https: //libreelec.tv/downloads_new/) and "dd" it on your device (for Tinkerboard S) or an SD card.
e.g.: "gzip -cd LibreELEC-TinkerBoard.arm-8.90.013-rk3288.img.gz | dd of=/dev/sdX bs=64K"

For armbian:
https: //docs.armbian.com/User-Guide_Getting-Started/

For an overview of some supported distros, see:
https: //tinkerboarding.co.uk/forum/thread-69.html
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#9
Thanks. I just noticed there's also a Tinkerboard S. Which one would be better for Kodi? Also I seen they have on board storage. Does this mean Kodi can be put on the board without the use of a microsd card?
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#10
(03-11-2019, 12:51 AM)zq8blazer Wrote: Thanks.  I just noticed there's also a Tinkerboard S.  Which one would be better for Kodi?  Also I seen they have on board storage.  Does this mean Kodi can be put on the board without the use of a microsd card?

On the Tinkerboard S you just connect it to the pc with micro usb to usb, and it will come up as a storage on your pc, and then flash to the EMMC, i have not tryed it but on Odroid is no problem. So i think you can do it on the Tinkerboard S also.

I have flashed Tinkerboard S many many times with Armbian, but not Kodi.

Just so you know it, a MICRO SD CARD with A1 Chip would run kodi fine, there would be no diffrence with the EMMC, so if there is a big price diffrence just go for the orginal Tinkerboard.

I have 5 TInkerboard. And on 3 of them i just run with the orginal Libreelec version. Very good picture on the screen, i was very impressed actually..
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